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Mellow Cello (Ninja Creami Limoncello Gelato)

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Creami Limoncello Gelato Recipe

You will love this delicious Ninja Creami Limoncello Gelato.  This lemony ice cream features Limoncello and Lemon Curd.  This fresh and homemade ice cream  is nicely balanced, creamy, smooth and silky.  BALLER!  Take your ice cream to the next level.


Why will I love this Ninja Creami Limoncello Gelato? 

  • This Limoncello Gelato is creamy and rich, with Fresh Lemon taste- Deluxe
  • Perfect for special indulgent moments!
  • Easy Homemade Lemony goodness any time of year- right out of your freezer


Ingredients you will need:

Gelato Base

  • Egg Yolks
  • White Sugar
  • Whole Milk
  • Heavy Cream

Lemon Flavor

  • Limoncello
  • Lemon Curd

Equipment you will need:

  • Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker
  • Ninja Creami pint container
  • Small Saucepan
  • Optional Instant-read thermometer



Gelato Creami Tips

  • Do not boil Milk mixture – heat until you get small bubbles on the sides of the pan- stirring constantly with a whisk
  • Do not fill the pints past the fill line- you could damage your machine
  • Always freeze Ninja Creami Gelato pints level
  • Taste the Gelato mix before freezing to be sure you have the flavor/ sweetness you are looking for
  • Make sure you freeze for 24 hours or more for that delicious homemade ice cream consistency
  • If your gelato is a little crumbly, add a slight amount of milk and re-spin
  • Re-spin your rich Gelato with a little milk if you have been storing in the freezer for a while

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Ninja Creami Lemon Gelato –  Limoncello Ice cream recipe

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Mellow Cello

Ninja Creami Limoncello Ice cream recipe
Prep Time1 day 10 minutes
Total Time1 day 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy homemade ice cream, easy lemon ice cream, Homemade Limoncello Spritzer, Lemon Creami, lemon curd, lemon gelato, Lemon ice cream, Limoncello Creami, limoncello gelato, Limoncello Ice cream, Ninja Creami Lemon Curd Ice cream, Ninja Creami Lemon ice cream, Ninja Creami Limoncello Ice cream
Yield: 2 pints


  • Ninja Creami Ice Cream maker


Limoncello Gelato Ingredients

  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • ¾ Cup Limoncello
  • ½ Cup Lemon Curd


Gelato Instructions

  • Separate eggs and put yolks in a small bowl
  • Add Sugar to the bowl with the yolks and stir- Set aside
  • In a Medium sauce pan, combine the milk and heavy cream- and heat on low while constantly stirring. Heat until small bubbles form at the edges- Do not boil
  • Turn the stove off, and stir in the egg yolk mixture, and then let cool
  • Add the Limoncello and Lemon curd- and blend until smooth and well-combined
  • Put the mixture into the Ninja Creami pint container and freeze for at least 24 hours
  • After 24 hours, remove the pint from the freezer, and remove the lid
  • Place the pint in the Ninja outer bowl with the paddle lid
  • Turn the Ninja Creami Ice Cream maker 'ON', and place the bowl in the locked-in upright position. Push the Gelato button.
  • Wait for the machine to finish its blending process, and remove the outer bowl and pint from the machine
  • Serve your delicious Gelato and enjoy



Toppings And Mix-Ins for Limoncello Gelato

Enjoy your ice cream as is or with your favorite toppings! You can add the toppings on top once your dessert is served or use the mix-in setting on the Ninja Creami to combine:

  • Lady Fingers
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Short Bread Cookies
  • Stroop Waffles
  • Lemon Zest
  • Shredded coconut flakes
  • Sprinkles



Ninja Creami Ice Cream FAQ’s

What the FAQ?


What is a Ninja Creami?  

The Ninja Creami transforms frozen solid bases into decadent frozen desserts, at the touch of a button.  From healthy to decadent, the Creami can create frozen treats that are delicious and healthful.  The Creami has pre-programmed settings for ice cream, sorbet, gelato, frozen yogurt, milkshake, smoothie bowl, slushy, Italian ice, frozen drinks, and ‘Creamiccino’.  The Creami works differently from a conventional maker, but quickly spins a frozen pint of ingredients into a mostly smooth ice cream, even with tricky, low-fat bases.


Why would I want to make Creami Ice Cream or Sorbet?

The Ninja Creami is fast and fun.  Get creative with textures, and flavors,  Make decadent flavor combinations, low-calorie, high protein desserts, or treats to accommodate special diets- Keto, Low-sugar, Lactose-free, or Vegan.

With the Creami, you simply pour your liquid base and ingredients in the Creami pint, and freeze it for 24 hours.  Once your mixture is frozen, you pop the lid off of the containers and drop them into the Ninja Creami.

Whether you’re a seasoned frozen dessert connoisseur or a rookie confection maker, this magical machine can revolutionize your dessert experience.


Why will I love Ninja Creami  Ice cream and Sorbet recipes?

  • Fast.  Create your culinary canvas in minutes- and freeze.  24 hours later the Ninja Creami grinds and smooths your ingredients into a specialty confection.
  • Fun.  There are so many options to create a dessert that is perfect for you and your family and friends
  • Variety. The Ninja Creami offers a wide range of dessert options, allowing you to experiment and create various frozen desserts like ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and more, specific to your taste and preferences.   Great for the perfect summer treat, but a delicious classic all year long.
  • Minimal ingredients. Most recipes require just a handful of ingredients, (with many you will have on hand)
  • Diet friendly. You can use this ice cream machine to make Keto, Lactose-free, low-calorie, protein, and even vegan ice creams.  Pure joy
  • Small servings. Each batch of ice cream makes just one pint, making it so fun to experiment with your favorite flavors- and varieties of frozen desserts- and just enough to share.
  • Customizable settings. Each button on the machine is specific depending on what you’d like to make- lite ice cream, smoothie bowls, or another other sweet treat.


What is the Ninja Creami process?

  1.  Add fresh ingredients to the Ninja Creami pint- Typically a base, fruit or savory flavor, other add-ins
  2. Freeze Ninja Pints and their contents
  3. Turn the Ninja Creami machine on.  Place the Ninja pint into the Ninja Creami’s machine outer bowl with the paddle lid, and position in the machine.  Press the appropriate button, and wait for your machine to do its magic.


What are typical bases for Ninja Creami ice cream?

Typical Creami Ice creams may use egg yolks, cream and sugar.   Other variations use a variety of milks, heavy whipping cream, and occasionally cream cheese, and even goat cheese.

For low-calorie ice creams, almond milk, cashew milk, or low-fat yogurt is often used in conjunction with sugar-free pudding powder.  Low calorie sweeteners include Stevia, Monk fruit, Swerve, Allulose.  Guar gum is sometimes used as a thickener, or way to avoid heavy creams.

Vegan Creami ice cream often feature non-dairy milks like almond or cashew.  They may also use Tofu, Cashew or Coconut butters, soaked nuts, even sweet potatoes and/or dates

Lactose-free milks or protein shakes are often used in Creami desserts for those with milk allergies

Protein Shakes  Some Creami desserts start with a Protein shake – Fairlife, B-Fit and Core Power shakes are popular options.


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What are typical bases for Ninja Creami Sorbet?

Sorbet is typically simple syrup and pureed fruit.  Sorbets can include herbs, and alcohol


Can you use frozen fruit in a Ninja Creami?

If using frozen fruit, Dice or mince in a food processor.   Hard frozen fruit can damage your Ninja machine.  Fresh fruit can to add too much liquid to your recipe.


Can I add Fudge or Caramel to my Ninja Creami ice cream?

Fudge and Caramel, Nut butters, and Hazelnut spread do not mix well in the Ninja Creami.  These should be added after the dessert is blended.


How does the Ninja Creami work?

The Ninja Creami uses a different method of preparing cool and creamy treats.  The Creami uses technology that was previously only available in an expensive machine called the Pacojet.  The Creami  has an attached blade, which spins as it slowly moves into the frozen block of liquid.  The blade drills into the ice, shaving off pieces and whipping them together until the mixture forms a creamy dessert.

Why is my Creami ice cream crumbly?

Ice cream becomes crumbly for a variety of reasons, including not enough fat content, too much water content, or improper freezing.  Add 1/8 cup of milk, cream, or almond milk to your pint, and put the pint back into your Ninja on the re-spin cycle.  This re-spin cycle can be great friend to you!
The more time your ice cream is in the freezer- the more you will want to freshen it up, and add a small quantity of Almond milk- and re-spin.

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