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Is This Ice Cream Maker the New Ninja Creami?

Three images of a DASH ice cream maker

If you’re on TikTok, you’ve probably come across at least one video featuring the Ninja Creami, an ice cream maker that has taken social media by storm. This kitchen appliance is designed to make the process of creating homemade frozen treats, like ice cream, sorbet, and gelato, simple and convenient. With tens of millions of views under the hashtag #ninjacreami, everyone is obsessed with this device, which was released by Ninja last year.


this came out SO yummy🤤 @NinjaKitchen #asmr #asmricecream #ninjacreami #icecream #homemadeicecream

♬ original sound - sofie🦋

Before you run off to buy your own, there are some downsides you should know about. First and foremost, the Ninja Creami has a hefty price tag. Depending on where you buy it and what model you get, you’re looking at spending anywhere from $180 to $280 for a new appliance.

Ninja Creami Breeze

This smaller Ninja Creami is still available.

If the price tag doesn’t turn you away, you may still not be able to find a Creami because its social media fame has made it hard to find it in stock anywhere. You’ll see resellers on eBay with models to spare, but those will run you closer to $300—or more.

Whether you’re disappointed in the Ninja Creami’s price tag or just can’t find an available one near you, there are some Ninja Creami alternatives that can satisfy your ice cream maker cravings.

The DASH My Mug Ice Cream Maker is a compelling alternative to the Ninja Creami for several reasons, particularly when considering factors like price and availability. One of the most significant differences between the two ice cream makers is the price. The DASH My Mug Ice Cream Maker is priced between $22 and $40, making it a far more budget-friendly option compared to the Ninja Creami, which, as a reminder, costs closer to $200.

DASH My Mug Ice Cream Maker

A budget-friendly alternative to the Ninja Creami.

DASH’s ice cream maker is also in stock more often than the Ninja Creami, making it more accessible for people who want to make ice cream right now. You can find it on Amazon and Target, as well as DASH’s website.


@DASH ninja creami DOOP 🍦 this is the best thing ever #icecream #icecreammaker #ugccreator #ugccontent #ugccommunity #walmartfinds #ninjacreamidupe #ninjacreami #icecreamathome #dupes

♬ original sound - Erin 🫶🏻

We do need to point out that there will be some differences between the two machines. The Ninja Creami is more powerful than the DASH My Mug Ice Cream Maker, which means the former can turn frozen mixtures into ice cream while the latter requires liquid mixtures instead. Some versions of the DASH ice cream maker also only make half a pint of ice cream at a time, while the Ninja Creami makes a full pint.

DASH My Mug Ice Cream maker

This model makes one pint of ice cream in each batch.

That all being said, we think the DASH My Mug Ice Cream Maker is a great alternative for ice cream lovers on a budget or for people who don’t want to spend weeks waiting for the Ninja Creami to be back in stock.

Anne Taylor Anne Taylor
Anne Taylor is a writer with a BA in Journalism and a passion for storytelling. Her work has been published on a variety of websites including Mental Floss and Well + Good, and she recently published her first novel, What it Takes to Lose. When she's not writing, Anne loves to travel (19 countries and counting), spend time outside, and play with her dog, Pepper. Read Full Bio »
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