Ninja Creami Strawberry Sorbet (Dairy-free)

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Ninja Creami strawberry sorbet is the perfect summer treat! This sweet and creamy frozen dessert is a healthy treat made with 3 ingredients – strawberries, lemon juice, and cane sugar, inside your ninja creami ice cream machine. 

Close up image of strawberry sorbet in a bowl.

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This sweet and tangy strawberry sorbet is a smooth and refreshing treat that your kids will love. It’s delightful during the hot summer months and it really only takes 5 minutes to prep, the Ninja creami ice cream maker does the rest!

Ok, guys I’ve heard of the Ninja Creami ice cream machine for at least a year now and I have been such a hater about this machine! I felt like it didn’t make really ice cream and it was a hassle to make because you have to wait 24 hours before you can blend your ice cream or whatever you are making. 

Like really, what kind of treat can you make by blending a few ingredients and then freezing it?

But guys! This machine is really magical! I felt like the sorbet was going to be hard and taste like fruity ice, but not in Ninja Creami. It so so soft, smooth, creamy, and really extraordinary. 

Blended sorbet in a container.

In this ninja creami strawberry sorbet recipe, you simply add strawberries, lemon juice, and cane sugar to a blender and then puree everything until smooth and pour it into the pint container.

The next day(24 hours later) you blend it with the machine. Instead of churning it like the traditional ice cream machine, the Ninja Creami shaves the ingredients at a high speed producing THE BEST strawberry sorbet you will ever eat! Check out these other Ninja Creami recipes if you want more inspo!

What is a sorbet

Scoop of sorbet in a container with an ice cream scoop inside.

Sorbet is a fruity frozen dessert made with fruit and sugar. The ingredients are blended and then churned in an ice cream machine until it’s kinda like a fruity snow cone. 

This treat is traditionally dairy free, but a lot of Ninja Creami sorbet recipes contain a bit of dairy, but you really don’t need it. This recipe is completely dairy free and it tastes absolutely wonderful!

If you want to add a little bit of milk or cream, I’ve included the measurements for that down below and in the recipe card!

Recipe Ingredients

Overhead image of sorbet ingredients graphic.

Strawberriesfresh or frozen strawberries. I use frozen for this recipe, so make sure they are thawed for at least 30 minutes before using.

Freshly squeezed lemon juice – adds a lovely zing to this strawberry sorbet. 

Cane sugar for sweetness and to give a soft consistency. 

How to Make Strawberry Sorbet in the Ninja Creami

All ingredients, measurements, and instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Blend. Add strawberries, lemon juice, and cane sugar to the blender. Puree until smooth then pour the mixture into a Ninja Creami pint container then top with a lid.
  2. Freeze. Place in the freezer on a level surface to freeze for at least 24 hours.
  3. Creami-fy. Remove the pint container from the freezer, remove the lid then place it into the Ninja Creami outer bowl. Secure it with the lid then insert it into the machine. Press the SORBET button and let it run through the cycle. It takes 1 minute and 39 seconds to complete. 
  4. Taste. Remove the outer bowl from the Ninja Creami machine and remove the lid. It should be nice and creamy. If it’s not, then run it through the re-spin cycle with a splash of juice until it reaches your desired consistency. 
  5. Scoop, serve, and enjoy!

Variations

Heavy cream or the milk of your choice. I sometimes like to add 2 tablespoons of heavy cream or milk to the blender with the rest of the ingredients. It’s technically not a sorbet with the addition of dairy but it adds even more creaminess and nice flavor. It’s completely optional though!

Mix in other fruit, like fresh or frozen mangos, peaches, pineapple or blueberries!

Recommended Tools

Ninja Creami machine, this is the machine I have.

Pint containers, the machine comes with one pint container. I HIGHLY suggest getting a few more, because 24 hours is a LONG time to wait to make another batch!

Blender, I use this blender for almost everything and it’s the perfect size for pint containers.

Citrus juicer, my family and I use this one every day.

Freezer-safe reusable containers, used to store any leftovers.

Overhead image of sorbet in a small bowl.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure the strawberry puree doesn’t go over the max fill line. 
  • Once frozen the mixture might sometimes have a dome top, especially if I filled it right to the max fill line. I like to scrap that off and make sure it leveled before blending inside the Ninja Creami machine. 

How To Store/ Make Ahead

Storing. If you have any leftovers I like to transfer them to these ice cream storage containers so I use my Ninja Creami pint container to make another batch of sorbet! 

Freezer. Your sorbet can last for several weeks in the freezer if stored in an air-tight/freezer-safe container.

When you are ready to enjoy your leftovers, allow them to sit on the counter for 5 – 10 minutes before eating, so it won’t be as hard and have a creamy texture again. 

Make ahead. You can blend the ingredients together and then keep the sorbet base in the freezer until you are ready to blend it in your machine. 

Frequently Asked Questions  —

Can I just put frozen fruit in my Ninja creami?

You can as long as they are blended up first. The Ninja creami doesn’t work as a blender so the hard pieces of frozen fruit might damage the blades of the machine. 

Why is my Ninja creami sorbet crumbly?

Your freezer could be set to a very cold temperature causing your sorbet to be crumbly once blended. You can fix this by adding a splash of juice to your sorbet then running it through the re-spin cycle until it reaches your desired consistency. 

Is sorbet healthier than normal ice cream?

Yes! Sorbets are made with fruit and sugar. It doesn’t contain any dairy or eggs and contains a smaller amount of sugar than traditional ice cream recipes because fruit is naturally sweet.

What is strawberry sorbet made of?

Strawberry sorbet is made of fresh or frozen strawberries, lemon juice, and cane sugar.

What is the difference between sorbet and sherbet?

They are both fruit desserts but sorbets do not contain any kind of dairy and sherbets do!

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Ninja Creami Strawberry Sorbet (Dairy-free)

Ninja Creami strawberry sorbet is the perfect summer treat! This sweet and creamy frozen dessert is a healthy treat made with 3 ingredients – strawberries, lemon juice, and cane sugar, inside your ninja creami ice cream machine. 
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Course: dessert/ snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freezing time: 24 hours
Total Time: 24 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 3 servings or 1 pint
Calories: 93kcal

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Add the strawberries, cane sugar, and lemon juice to a blender and then puree until smooth. Pour the mixture into the Ninja Creami pint container making sure it doesn’t go over the max fill line then cover with the lid.
  • Freeze on a level surface for at least 24 hours. 
  • Remove the lid then insert the pint container into the Ninja Creami outer bowl then sear with the lid then insert it into the machine. Press the SORBET button and let it run through the cycle, this usually takes 1 minute 39 seconds.
  • Remove the outer bowl from the machine and remove the lid. 
  • Scoop, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

Pro Tips

    • Mix in other fruit, like fresh or frozen mangos, peaches, pineapple or blueberries!
    • If the sorbet appears crumbly add a splash of juice then run it through the RE-SPIN cycle until it reaches your desired texture.
    • Make sure the strawberry puree doesn’t go over the max fill line. 
    • Once frozen the mixture might sometimes have a dome top, especially if I filled it right to the max fill line. I like to scrap that off and make sure it leveled before blending inside the Ninja Creami machine. 

How To Store/ Make Ahead

Storing. If you have any leftovers I like to transfer them to these ice cream storage containers so I use my Ninja Creami pint container to make another batch of sorbet! 
Freezer. Your sorbet can last for several weeks in the freezer if stored in an air-tight/freezer-safe container.
When you are ready to enjoy your leftovers, allow them to sit on the counter for 5 – 10 minutes before eating, so it won’t be as hard and have a creamy texture again. 
Make ahead. You can blend the ingredients together and then keep the sorbet base in the freezer until you are ready to blend it in your machine. 

Nutrition

Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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  1. How many carbs does this have? I’m looking forward to trying this, but I’m on low carb/keto diet.

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