The Ninja Creami makes our whole food plant based dreams of making homemade ice cream, sorbets, and shakes come true. But, like any great adventure, there can be a few bumps along the road.
One such challenge? The mysterious ‘ice wall’ that sometimes forms inside our Creami pints.
What’s an Ice Wall?
It’s the outer crust inside your Ninja Creami pint after you spin. The blade doesn’t go all the wall to touch the pint, or you’d get plastic in your ice cream.
While an ice wall won’t spoil your ice cream, it can make getting the consistency you’re after more difficult.
Some people actually like the texture, but if that’s not you there are several ways to get rid of it. And, don’t worry, they are all easy to do.
4 Easy Ways to Get Rid of an Ice Wall
Warm Water to the Rescue!
One of the most straightforward strategies is to run the outsides of the pint under warm water. Hot water can cause the pint to melt too fast, so stick with warm.
Hold your pint under the tap, gently rotating it so all sides get a bit of a warm-up. This should melt the ice wall slightly without turning your entire pint into a puddle.
The Path of Least Resistance
Just let you pint sit out at room temperature from 10 – 20 minutes, depending on how cold your freezer is.
Your pint will soften from the outside in, so it takes care of the ice wall!
A Little Microwave Magic
If you’re crunched for time or the warm water isn’t entirely cutting it, you can try giving your pint a 15 to 20-second zap in the microwave. This quick stint should soften the ice wall without turning your pint into a soupy mess.
Spin, Scrape, and Spin Again!
My favorite secret trick is to give your pint an initial spin, then scrape down the sides with a plastic spatula.
Once you’ve given your pint a good scrape, pop it back into your Ninja Creami for a second spin to achieve that delightful creamy texture we’re all after.
Questions From My Readers
1Why does an ice wall happen?
Ice walls typically form when your mixture freezes quickly or is in direct contact with the chilly pint sides. Several factors can contribute to this, like your freezer’s temperature, your recipe ingredients, and the freezing duration.
Also the blade deosn’t go all the way to the walls, so there is a tiny space that stays frozen solid if you don’t do anything about it.
Will an ice wall make my ice cream taste different?
Nope! While the ice wall might make the spinning process a bit tricky, it won’t change the taste of your ice cream. However, it could impact the texture if not dealt with properly.
Can I stop the ice wall from forming?
Between the blade not meeting the pint wall, to things freeze from the outside in, there is no way to prevent it from forming. But you can fx it using one of the techniques above.
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