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New Pacojet Competitor? The Ninja Creami


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15 hours ago, mgaretz said:

Happy to report my new recipe stayed nice and scoopable after 24 hours in the freezer.  No sign of iciness.

 

 

I have this weird and unscientifically based theory that post-processing hardening is from the unfrozen water in the mixture turning to ice, and that because the mixtures processed by the Ninja are thoroughly frozen before processing, there is little/no residual water to turn to ice post-processing and thus minimal hardening even if the ice cream gets much colder in the freezer overnight. Effectively most of it is already very finely pulverized ice so it can't harden further. This is at least how I explain why my sorbets with ideal serving temp of -12C are completely soft and scoopable at -18C which wouldn't have been possible in my other machine

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39 minutes ago, andrewk512 said:

 

I have this weird and unscientifically based theory that post-processing hardening is from the unfrozen water in the mixture turning to ice, and that because the mixtures processed by the Ninja are thoroughly frozen before processing, there is little/no residual water to turn to ice post-processing and thus minimal hardening even if the ice cream gets much colder in the freezer overnight. Effectively most of it is already very finely pulverized ice so it can't harden further. This is at least how I explain why my sorbets with ideal serving temp of -12C are completely soft and scoopable at -18C which wouldn't have been possible in my other machine

 

I made the non-dairy chocolate recipe from the book, with just a few substitutions (documented up thread).  It was ok after churning (ok from a scoopablity perspective, flavor and mouthfeel were lacking) and it was rock hard the next day.  A solid block of ice.  So forgive the pun, but I don't think your theory holds water...

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49 minutes ago, palo said:

I think the reason they are saying 24 hours is so that the temperature is constant throughout - 1F on the surface, higher internally - just my guess - ice cubes freezing on the surface but liquid inside

 

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Thanks for answering.  I used a Thermopen and stuck it into the dead centre of the frozen mixture so I think it must be that temperature all the way through.

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On 9/8/2021 at 5:19 PM, andrewk512 said:

My Ninja Creami finally arrived, after being sent to the wrong location twice!

 

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First thoughts: larger than expected, but not too heavy. The blade is oddly loose, although the packing says this is standard. I am actually going to set it up in my basement, where I run my auxiliary cooking equipment, after this first round of testing. It is just a little taller than a standard vitamix container I believe.

 

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Bases freezing in the Vesta Frysta blast chiller cause I'm impatient. Left: Dana Cree's phildelphia ice cream base, with vanilla, using cremodan 30 to stabilize; Middle: a tin of lychee, pureed and added a bit of rose water and cremodan 64; Right: the peach sorbet recipe I described in my earlier posts

 

 

 

What is the tray on which the Creami containers are sitting?  It is different from the tray Vesta sent me.

 

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13 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

What is the tray on which the Creami containers are sitting?  It is different from the tray Vesta sent me.

 

It's an aluminum quarter sheet pan, it actually came with my Vesta, what did they send you? 

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33 minutes ago, andrewk512 said:

It's an aluminum quarter sheet pan, it actually came with my Vesta, what did they send you? 

 

An hotel pan.  I have a quarter sheet pan that I could test but I'd have to excavate it first.

 

Meanwhile I went back to the QVC website to lust for the new Creami:

"We're sorry.  This item is not available at this time."

 

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Tonight I spun the mango sorbet and the strawberry ice cream.  I'm very pleased with both.  Neither had to be re-spun, both were very smooth and creamy.  I started making some limoncello tonight in that I got the lemon peels into some vodka.  I want to make the lemon ice cream in the book.  Also up is the Dulce de Leche.  I need more containers and Ninja Canada does not show them for purchase on their web site.  I can order them from Ninja.com but I have to pay shipping and then the lot gets converted to Canadian dollars and I'll have paid an arm and a leg.  Not gonna do it.  I'll wait until BBB re-stocks.

 

I'm very pleased with this little machine and can't wait to make  more.

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34 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

Tonight I spun the mango sorbet and the strawberry ice cream.  I'm very pleased with both.  Neither had to be re-spun, both were very smooth and creamy.  I started making some limoncello tonight in that I got the lemon peels into some vodka.  I want to make the lemon ice cream in the book.  Also up is the Dulce de Leche.  I need more containers and Ninja Canada does not show them for purchase on their web site.  I can order them from Ninja.com but I have to pay shipping and then the lot gets converted to Canadian dollars and I'll have paid an arm and a leg.  Not gonna do it.  I'll wait until BBB re-stocks.

 

I'm very pleased with this little machine and can't wait to make  more.

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The Ninja.com domain is up for sale.  Was it where you found containers?

 

 

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7 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

The Ninja.com domain is up for sale.  Was it where you found containers

 

I found them at Ninja Kitchen.  I tried to copy the address but wasn't able to.

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