This cherry sorbet in the Ninja Creami is a deliciously sweet treat that’s great for holiday gatherings!
Learn how to make Ninja Creami cherry pie sorbet the easy way!
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As a child, my mom would always make pies for every holiday dinner. One pie that she made without fail for every holiday was a simple cherry pie.
Although it wasn’t anything fancy, this cherry pie was one of my favorite desserts that my mom made.
She always made it with a can of cherry pie filling, sometimes the crust was homemade, and sometimes it was a store-bought refrigerated pie crust. Either way, I always enjoyed the special pie.
Cherry pie became synonymous with holidays for me, whether summer, fall, or winter holidays.
And while I usually make most fruit pies with fresh fruit, cherry pies are the exception!
Sometimes we need to press the easy button during the holiday season, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
One way you can keep things simple is to use your Ninja Creami!
I love using my Ninja Creami machine to make easy ice cream and sorbet, which can make fabulous holiday desserts.
One of my new favorite options is to use canned pie filling to make delicious sweet sorbets that I can serve as a simple dessert.
That’s right–just one ingredient transforms into a cool and creamy sorbet that’s full of sweet cherry goodness.
Using cherry pie filling also makes this one of our favorite relatively healthy Ninja Creami recipes, clocking in at around 175 calories for a half cup serving without graham crackers, or under 200 calories with graham crackers.
I’ve used this technique to make Ninja Creami apple cinnamon sorbet and now this easy Ninja Creami cherry pie sorbet.
It’s one of the best Ninja Creami recipes!
Cherry Pie Sorbet in the Ninja Creami
If you aren’t familiar with the Ninja Creami ice cream maker it’s a small appliance that can be used to create all sorts of frozen confections. You can use this machine to make sorbet, gelato, ice cream, smoothies, and more.
However this machine works very differently than traditional ice cream makers.
With a traditional ice cream machine you usually churn your ice cream base in the pre-frozen drum of an ice cream maker to get a soft-serve consistency, then pop it in the freezer for a few hours.
However with the Ninja Creami, you make a liquid base, which is frozen in special Ninja Creami pints.
After 24 hours of freezing, these pints are placed into the Ninja Creami machine in an outer bowl apparatus.
The machine has a motor base with a blade that spins, similar to the way a food processor or a blender would work.
However, these blades are not actually sharp. Instead, they sort of shave the frozen base into a rich and creamy soft frozen dessert treat.
Although the process seems backward from the way a regular traditional ice cream maker would work, the resulting frozen treat is actually much creamier than you might expect.
I have been pleasantly surprised with the many creations that I’ve been able to make with my Ninja Creami machine.
The other nice thing about the Ninja Creami is that you can make small batches or pints of ice cream.
This allows you to create different varieties to satisfy every preference in your family, or to experiment with new flavors so that you always have something different on hand.
More Delicious Ninja Creami Recipes:
- Ninja Creami Frozen Yogurt
- Easy Ninja Creami Strawberry Sorbet
- Ninja Creami Pumpkin Ice Cream
- Simple Ninja Creami Eggnog Ice Cream
- Ninja Creami Apple Pie Ice Cream
- Easy Ninja Creami Pistachio Ice Cream
How to Make Cherry Pie Sorbet in the Ninja Creami
The process of making this sorbet is easier than you think.
- Cherry pie filling
- Optional: Graham crackers for mixing in
How to Make it:
Prepare the base. To start you’ll add the cherry pie filling to an empty Ninja Creami pint container. Try to level out the surface as much as possible and secure the lid in place.
Freeze the pint. Transfer the pint container to a level surface in your freezer. Allow it to freeze for at least 24 hours.
Spin the pint. After 24 hours have passed, remove the pint container from the freezer. Take off the lid and set aside.
Place the pint container in the outer bowl of the Ninja Creami.
Secure the outer bowl lid into place and lock the outer bowl apparatus into the Ninja Creami machine.
Press the Sorbet button and allow the cycle to run, which will take about two minutes.
Re-spin if needed. After the cycle has completed, remove the pint from the machine and take a look at the contents. If the mixture appears crumbly, you can place it back into the machine and run a re-spin cycle using the re-spin button.
Optional: To give the taste and texture of a crust, you can add chopped graham cracker pieces using the mixing cycle if desired.
To do this, create a well in the center of the pint that extends all the way down to the bottom of the pint and is about 1/2 inch wide. Place the chopped graham cracker pieces into the well and insert the pint back into the machine.
Use the mixing button to incorporate these pieces into the sorbet. Alternatively, you can use the graham cracker pieces as a topping when serving the sorbet.
Or you can omit the graham cracker pieces all together. I did not use any in this pint but you’re welcome to do so if you’d like.
Notes and Adaptations:
- I have not tested this recipe with low sugar pie filling. However, I suspect it would work just fine.
- If your mixture is crumbly after the first time of spinning, you can put it through the re-spin cycle to get it extra creamy.
- 21-ounce can of cherry pie filling
- Optional: 1/4 cup chopped graham crackers for mixing in or topping
- Scoop cherry pie filling into the Ninja Creami pint, being careful to not
exceed the max fill line. Use a spoon to smooth the top down as much as
- Close lid and transfer pint to a level surface in your freezer. Freeze for at least 24 hours.
- After 24 hours, remove pint from freezer and take off lid. Place pint in outer bowl and secure outer bowl lid. Lock bowl apparatus into the Ninja Creami machine.
- Press the Sorbet button and let the cycle run--this should take about 2 minutes.
- When cycle is complete, remove bowl apparatus from Ninja Creami machine.
- If desired, add mix-ins by creating a well in the ice cream about 1/2-inch wide, extending to the bottom of the container. Add 1/4 cup chopped graham crackers to the well and run the pint through the Mix-in cycle. Alternatively, you can top each serving of ice cream with chopped graham crackers, or omit the graham crackers.
Serving Size1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 194Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 51mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 1g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated and is not guaranteed for accuracy.
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