|Chocolate Protein "Ice Cream" in 30 seconds!|
Apparently there's an infomercial for this thing but I've never seen it (here's a video review of the Ninja). The first time I saw the Ninja was while browsing the appliance section at Walmart a few months and then I heard some folks talking about it on OH a while ago. I've been intrigued and interested. Finally tonight I caved and made an impulse buy at Meijer. It was $39.99 plus tax. You can also buy it on Amazon.
Euro-Pro Ninja Master Prep Blender and Food Processor
So basically the Ninja is a high powdered blender with a double set of blades that essentially turns ice into snow. No, not just crushed ice, but actually into snow! The motor sits on the top of the blender jar and you get two different jars - a large 48-ounce jar and a small 24-ounce bowl. It's a simple concept. And it just works and does exactly what it claims to do.
I'm anxious to experiment with the recipes in the cookbook that was included. Lots of ideas for dips and marinades along with smoothie and icy ideas.
When I started this experiment, I was expecting to make just a normal everyday chocolate protein shake. Imagine my delight when that shake turned into soft-serve ice cream right before my eyes! Here's how I did it:
Chocolate Protein Ice Cream Shake
3/4 to 1 cup milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 teaspoon chocolate pudding powder mix
1 tablespoon Splenda
plenty of ice (1 to 2 cups depending on how thick you want it)
Place all ingredients in the large blender jar and attach the Ninja Master Pod (the motor) to the top and pulse until all ice is pulverized (when you no longer hear the ice clinking around) - and then let it whirl for a moment longer. Seriously this takes about 30-60 seconds. It's so fast!
This recipe makes a LOT of ice cream. I could only finish about half of it and the other half went into the freezer for later.
I highly recommend the Ninja Master Prep Blender! This this is awesome.