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This may be a goofy question but is there a huge difference between the two models ?  Costco has the 11-in-1 for $179.  Do they both do the same thing but one just has more buttons ?  Just curious.  

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Re: Creami 7-in-1 vs. 11-in-1

I got the Ninja Creami Deluxe with four jars for $199 a month ago (or so) here at QVC. The Deluxe has slightly bigger jars (3 cups to 2 cups) and more settings. They both work the same. I love mine. I've made several batches of chocolate ice cream and also root beer sorbet. I'm planning to try some orange sherbet next. They're a really neat device. I'd been planning on getting one next spring, but that was too good of a deal to pass up and I'm getting a lot of use out of it now.

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Re: Creami 7-in-1 vs. 11-in-1

Here's a breakdown of the difference in functions I found:

 

The Ninja Creami Deluxe version expands upon the original Ninja Creami, which offers seven functions (ice cream, sorbet, lite ice cream, gelato, milkshake, smoothie bowl, and mix-in) while the Deluxe offers 11 (it adds slushy, Italian ice, frozen drink, Creamiccino, and frozen yogurt to the mix).

 

One thing I've noticed with Ninja and Costco is that sometimes Ninja makes special versions for Costco.  I noticed it only because I'm in a Facebook group for the Ninja Foodi (the grill/air fryer) and someone posted a picture of the front of the same machine I have but it was different.  Also, Ninja didn't seem to recognize their model number.  However, remember that Costco also has an excellent return policy, better the QVC's.  So, you might not be able to get help from Ninja if your machine has a problem, but you can still return it even after 60 days.

 

Hope this helps

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Thanks ! !  I did notice that on the Costco Ninja it is the same # but has a C. It's the cheapest price I've seen for $179. 

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Re: Creami 7-in-1 vs. 11-in-1

@gardenman Please share your recipe for the root beer sorbet. I'd love to try it!

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Re: Creami 7-in-1 vs. 11-in-1


@gardenman wrote:

I got the Ninja Creami Deluxe with four jars for $199 a month ago (or so) here at QVC. The Deluxe has slightly bigger jars (3 cups to 2 cups) and more settings. They both work the same. I love mine. I've made several batches of chocolate ice cream and also root beer sorbet. I'm planning to try some orange sherbet next. They're a really neat device. I'd been planning on getting one next spring, but that was too good of a deal to pass up and I'm getting a lot of use out of it now.

 

I wish i coild get one... based on root beer sorbet alone! That sounds scrumptious! I wonder if the zero-sugar versions of sodas would work. They say the sugar which helps texture whis is ehy you dont see sugar-free slurpees like you used to. Let us know @gardenman if youve ever done sugar free sorbet.

 

Mmm grapefruit sorbet would be another id love.


 

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@gardenman Please share your recipe for the root beer sorbet. I'd love to try it!


The recipe is from "Ice Cream Sherbets & Sorbets" by Mabel and Gar Hoffman.  It's made for conventional ice cream makers but works well in my Creami Deluxe. 

 

2 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin

24 ounces of root beer (I use diet root beer and it works fine)

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

 

Put the two tablespoons of water in a small (very small) saucepan and sprinkle the gelatin on the surface. Let the gelatin bloom in the water for a minute or two then turn on the burner and stir constantly until the gelatin completely dissolves.

 

Combine the root beer, sugar, and corn syrup in a bowl and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Then stir in the dissolved gelatin and water.

 

I then divide it into two Creami cups and let it freeze for 24 hours or longer. It's prone to freezing weirdly, so you may have to scrape any high spots down. I then add some extra liquid root beer to the cups, maybe a half inch, and process it for sorbet. 

 

It may be the coldest thing you'll ever eat/drink. I've made it for decades, literally, and it's very good stuff. We used this recipe in my pre-air conditioning days on the hottest summer days, and no matter how hot you were, you'd be shivering eating this stuff.I don't know if it's the gelatin or the corn syrup that makes it so insanely cold, but it's impressive. 

 

It's not horrible in terms of calories. Two tablespoons of corn syrup is 62 calories and the two tablespoons of sugar is around 120 calories, so the total calorie count with diet root beer is around 91 calories per cup. Not bad. 

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Re: Creami 7-in-1 vs. 11-in-1

Diet 7-Up and diet orange soda also work well in place of the root beer. Whatever your favorite soda is can be tried. 

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Re: Creami 7-in-1 vs. 11-in-1

I'm kind of waiting for a Frosty maker........

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@ROMARY wrote:

I'm kind of waiting for a Frosty maker........

 

 

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