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It’s the comfort food of ice cream – Like a warm oatmeal cookie, straight out of the oven, splashed with milk and dusted with cinnamon sweetness. Imagine your favorite cookie churned into sweet, creamy ice cream and scooped high onto a cone. Your tastebuds say “oatmeal cookie,” but your eyes will know better.

Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream!

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Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream


Inspired by my trip to Lula’s

  • 2 2/3 cups milk of choice, or creamer (640g)
  • 1/3 cup oat flour (45g) (If you don’t have oat flour, just grind rolled oats to powder in a blender. Measure after blending.)
  • *just* under level 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda (for flavor; can be omitted)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup raisins (45g)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar (Date sugar would probably work too.) (80g)
  • 2 nunaturals stevia packets, or 1/16 tsp uncut (or omit and add 3 extra tbsp sugar)
  • 2 tbsp “butter” of choice, such as Earth Balance or Smart Balance Light (See nutrition link below, for all substitution notes on this recipe)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients except vanilla (Do include the raisins), and whisk until smooth. Microwave 3 1/2 minutes, whisk again, then microwave another 2 minutes. (Or you can heat on the stovetop, stirring occasionally, until it thickens.) Add the vanilla, then chill in the fridge until the mixture is cold again (about 4 hours). See “nutrition info” link below if you don’t have an ice cream maker. Otherwise, pour into your ice cream maker and churn. (It took 15 minutes in my Cuisinart.) Transfer to an airtight container, and chill in the freezer for an hour or so, until true ice-cream consistency is reached.

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oatmeal cookie ice cream

Vote: Chocolate Chip or Oatmeal Raisin??

For cookies, I’d probably go with chocolate-chip. But I might like this oatmeal-raisin ice cream even better than cookie dough ice cream. It’s that good.


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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. JEnny says:

    I am a converted oatmeal raisin, after being and alway-chocolat-girll for manny years

    1. I’m definitely on Team Oatmeal Raisin!

      1. Team oatmeal raisin… I join in!

    2. Susan says:

      I love oatmeal raisin too! Buuuuut…..i do chocolate covered raisins…the best of both worlds!

  2. Ashley says:

    I was always the strange child who preferred oatmeal raisin cookies to chocolate chip…unless they were fresh out of the often or chocolate chocolate chip 😉 O and the WW points aren’t on your nutritional info! Thought you might want to know 😉 Oh and this looks amazing btw!

    1. Thanks for letting me know I forgot it. Fixed!
      (It’s 2 points)

  3. Emma says:

    This sounds delish. Love oatmeal raisin cookies..yep more than choc-chip!

  4. Brittany says:

    What’s the consistency like if you don’t have an ice cream maker?

    1. Hi Brittany,
      Read the “nutrition info” link for all the details about what to do and how it works if you don’t have a machine.

  5. Gabby says:

    Looks delicious! Katie, do you have any (vegan-friendly) restaurant recommendations for an upcoming trip to Boston? I googled it and think that “Peace O’ Pie” Pizza and “Veggie Galaxy” look awesome but I was just wondering if you’d been to anywhere memorable? Thanks!

    1. Jen says:

      Gabby…Peace O Pie is okay…I was there last night. I like Prana Cafe in Newton and Life Alive in Central Square is my all time favorite! I’m from Boston and Vegan…

    2. Diana says:


    3. Gabby says:

      Thanks so much ladies!!

      1. I’ve actually only been once since starting the blog:
        Warning: it’s a very old post ;).

        So I don’t know of much in Boston. Considering my sister lives there, I really should get my butt up there to visit!

        1. Sophie says:

          The Red Lentil in Watertown has some really nice vegan dishes. It’s a bit fancier than your average cafe, though.

  6. Oatmeal must be on the brain! I posted an Oatmeal Cookie Dough Shake last week. Have you ever added a little nooch to these? It gave a nice little nutty taste to my shake. :)

  7. Chocolate chip all the way! Although I have a total weakness for oatmeal >.<

  8. Sarah says:

    I was actually going to attempt this myself using your cookie dough recipe as a base!! I’ve said it a million times and I will say it again… you are a mind reader!!!

  9. Jen says:

    Gabby…Peace O Pie is okay…I was there last night. I like Prana Cafe in Newton and Life Alive in Central Square is my all time favorite! I’m from Boston and Vegan…

  10. Maša says:

    oatmeal raisin!

    I LOVE that you include substitution info in your recipes.

  11. Oatmeal cookies are my favorite, so this sounds good to me! Ahhh so tempting to get an ice cream maker!

  12. Hannah says:

    Since you mention on the nutritional info page that you haven’t tried xylitol as a sugar substitute in ice cream, I just thought I’d let anyone who’s curious know that I make ice cream with xylitol all the time, and it works really well for me. However, I only add 1 heaped teaspoon per cup of liquid, as I don’t like very sweet ice cream. Don’t actually know how much sweeter it is than sugar as I’ve never compared, but for anyone trying it for the first time I’d say use less than you would if using sugar. Also, it probably doesn’t make a difference in terms of using xylitol but I should mention that make non-vegan ice cream with full fat (40%) whipping cream and egg yolks, and beat the xylitol together with the yolks until it dissolves – but I can’t imagine it wouldn’t work fine in non-dairy ice cream too.

  13. Emily says:

    I prefer oatmeal chocolate chip! I find raisins to be the grossest food in the world.

  14. Lauren says:

    Oh man….both flavors are so good, but (and I know I’m in the minority on this), but oatmeal raisin!

  15. Ina says:

    This looks so good. I cannot wait to make it!

  16. Yum….oatmeal ice cream sounds delicious!!

  17. If its a warm fresh cookie… chocolate chip cookie all the way! If older oatmeal raisin it is. :) I’m excited to try this because it reminds me of an oatmeal cookie batter ice cream I once tried. YUM!

  18. Sarah the official CCK drooler says:

    So… guess what? I just finished a weeklong challenge- of doing one of your recipes each day!
    Only one I had made before; all the rest are new to me (though some are kinda back there in the archives) Here are the ones I tried ( in order) and what I (and the fam) thought:

    Cake Batter Shake: REALLY GOOD!!! while it wasn’t like drinking cake batter there was some of that flavor.
    Choco Cake Batter Shake: Also REALLY GOOD!!! while it was more of just a chocolate shake, i loved it!
    Carrot Cake Shake: Probably my fave of the bunch of shakes! mmm…
    Cake Batter Dip:my family eats this like there’s no tomorrow. ‘ Nuff said.
    Sugar Cookie Milkshake: My brother loved this so much (he’s such a cookie boy!) And he’s a really picky one too.
    And finally… the Cookie dough ice cream: So we made this on Saturday… and… BRAVO KATIE! Hands down the best healthy ice creams I’ve ever made. We all devoured it! And it was super simple and between me doing the base and my sis making the dough took less than 10 minutes! We have all decided to make it a staple for our family movie nights :)
    My only little problem was that, following the recipe exactly, It made very little for my family of 8. And looked tiny in the 2 qt. ice cream maker bowl.
    Today: we’re making the oatmeal ice cream!!! off to make it now, but before I go, how much would I have to increase the ingredients to get around 2qts? thanks!
    p.s.- My family would like to say thanks for the guiltless sweet treats. We are a happy bunch, I tell ya :)

    1. Sarah, your comment made me smile so much. I’m always so happy when people actually try the recipes!
      I’ve never made a larger serving of the ice cream… I don’t think my machine would hold more than 1 1/2 quarts. But I saw your newer comment that you already made it, so I guess you wouldn’t need my answer anyway. :)

      1. Michele says:

        Where can I find the Cookie Dough ice cream recipe? I searched but I don’t see it. Thanks!

          1. Michele says:

            Thank you Katie! :)

  19. Mmm this sounds so good! I think I need to finally buy an ice cream maker! I’m not big on raisins but I bet this would also taste delicious with some walnuts or pecans for a little crunch… even better if they were chocolate covered 😉

  20. Megan says:

    When I clicked and saw the title of this, my eyes got as big as saucers. Saucers that go with VERY LARGE ice cream bowls.

  21. Just curious, what does the baking soda add to the flavor? I usually find it pretty chemical-ly tasting! But thats just me!

  22. Cerissa says:

    Wow! YUM! Cannot wait to try this in a no-sugar version!
    By the way, I just picked up a Cuisinart Ice Cream maker at Costco for only $25 for anyone looking for one! I believe it is the same 1 1/2 quart version you have, Katie.

  23. Laura says:

    This looks really yummy! I always go for oatmeal raisin.
    Just a quick question, Katie, I noticed that in some of your recipes you add the vanilla after you have heated or cooked the other ingredients. Why is this? I would think that since the extract is alcohol-based that you would be left with an alcohol flavor if you don’t heat it.

    1. It actually loses some of the flavor if you boil it. To be honest, I don’t have any culinary training so I don’t have an explanation as to why this is… I just know from experience, trial and error.

  24. Michelle says:

    Have you tried biscoff spread or cookie butter?! It’s super duper yummy!

    1. I haven’t seen it yet to buy!

      1. Sarah says:

        Cookie butter can be found at Trader Joe’s, Katie!

  25. So creative – can’t wait to try it!

  26. Mmmmm… this looks so good, I want to make it!

    Just an idea for an upcoming recipe: It would be so cool if you combined a couple of your ice cream recipes together and made a larabar sundae or banana split or something (and for toppings you can use some of your recipes too). Just an idea. :) Not that you ever run out of ideas!

  27. Lauren says:

    What kind of milk is used for the nutrition facts?

    1. Blue Diamond unsweetened almond breeze

  28. wow this looks incredible! i love oatmeal cookies so this would be PERFECT!

  29. Looks delicious! Reminds me of the Ben and Jerry’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream…it’s my favorite, and I feel like this will be super similar. Can’t wait to try it.

  30. Looks so delicious!! I love oatmeal chocolate chip – its my fav combo.

  31. Savannah says:

    Do the raisins freeze or are they still a bit chewy in the finished product?

    1. They stay pretty chewy, oddly enough.

  32. I love how that top scoop completely resembles a real oatmeal cookie! Looks tasty!

  33. Rachel says:

    Loooove oatmeal cookies, I haven’t had any in so long though.. I never would have thought about it in ice cream form though.. I’ll def add this to my must try list 😉

  34. Sarah says:

    You did it. You made my favorite ice cream apart from the pumpkin ice cream I found in Walpole NH a couple years ago. It’s 10:30 pm and I found myself making this (I was going to wait until the AM but I just couldn’t wait!) this has seriously changed my life! Haha

  35. Wow, what a decision! I probably have to go with chocolate chip by a margin. Your ice cream looks (and sounds- love your description!) spectacular! I may just be inspired to buy an ice cream maker.

  36. Oh my gosh, this ice cream looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

  37. T says:

    Ugh, I want an ice-cream maker now! This looks fabulous.

  38. Christina says:

    I made this last night & WOW – it really does taste like an oatmeal cookie! :) YUM! I used skim cow’s milk and can only imagine how much better it would be with whole milk, cream, etc. But it’s delicious even with skim milk. I used raisins and added in some mini dark chocolate chunks at the end. So good everyone in my family gobbled this up – will definitely make it again! Thanks, Katie!

    1. Christina says:

      Oh and I also used 1/4 c coconut crystals and 1/4 c brown sugar.

  39. Larissa says:

    I love getting your recipes in my email…everything always looks so delicious, but it’s healthy too! We are trying to cut out friut sugars and I love that some of your recipes have been sugar free too. Keep up the great work :)

  40. Sarah the official CCK drooler says:

    So we made this last night- and it ROCKS!!! I doubled the recipe (tripling it next time) and used coconut milk. SO good. Ate some for breakfast this morning actually. At first I was concerned about it being overly sweet, but it turned out fine after chilling in the freezer.
    I like this better than the cookie dough ice cream!
    p.s.- what milk did you use?

    1. I actually used Silk almond milk for this trial.

  41. criston says:

    what milk do you use in this recipe?

    1. You can use whatever you want, or even creamer. I probably wouldn’t use ricemilk, though, because the lack of fat will make it less creamy. Anything with some fat will work. Almond milk or canned coconut milk would be great.

  42. Definitely chocolate chip! I’m not a fan of raisins :)

  43. Moni Meals says:

    Looks great!! I do however have to say, chocolate chip all the way!!

  44. Kali says:

    mmmmm…..all I have to say about this great new recipe.

    Also, if you’re looking for inspiration (and a bit of work), I would love to see a Katie version of this:

  45. Emma says:

    Oatmeal cookies, for sure! looks sooo good but i can’t make it because i have no ice cream maker. :( i’ll go and buy one now… 😀

  46. Olivia says:

    I’m definitely a chocolate chip cookie kind of girl and cookie dough ice cream is one of the best things that’s ever happened to my life. I used to eat cookie dough all the time until I learned that i i could get salmonella and that (almost!) ended my cookie dough eating.

  47. Kathleen says:

    Have you tried using coconut milk for this? Whenever I have tried making homemade ice-cream it turns to ice, have you had this problem?

    1. Yes, you can definitely use full-fat canned coconut milk for this. I wouldn’t use the SoDelicious coconut milk simply because I find that one watery. Also, I’d stay away from ricemilk.
      Almond milk works well in this recipe, though.

  48. luckysdaisy says:

    sounds delicious! i will have to give it a try!

    for my vote: i actually put chocolate chip instead of raisins in my oatmeal cookies, so i wouldn’t have to choose chocolate or no chocolate, but it really just depends on my mood and how many i am going to eat. cause i will eat my oatmeal cookies for breakfast, snack, dessert, “leave in the car and if you are good in the store you get one” treats … and they are perfect when i was pregnant and had never ending morning sickness (last 3 months nausea) since the oatmeal stays with you longer. and they taste like they are right out of the oven when left in a car. yummy! i guess i can say right now oatmeal chocolate chip (but only because i made chocolate chip 2 weeks ago, and sugar this week) 😉

  49. Anne says:

    I just made this in my vitamix and WOW. How do you come up with these things, Katie? Ridiculously good!

    1. Anne says:

      Oh also, I was out of raisins so I replaced them with chocolate chips. It was UH-MAY-ZING. But really, is chocolate ever not?

  50. Sara Dane says:

    I love oatmeal cookies with chocolate chunks or chocolate chips….no raisins please! Although the recipe sounds yum, I still prefer bananas when making home made ice cream. I don’t have an ice cream maker and bananas work so much better using a food processor and freezer.

  51. Danielle says:

    Ive been on a chocolate covered kick lately and have made 5 recipes in the last week :) Made this last night- it was amazing! My whole family loved it. I used the cuisinart and used brown sugar. Didn’t have any raisins but it didn’t even need it it was that good! Great post!!

  52. I’ve been on a homemade ice cream-making kick and am loving every single day of it — my tight pants, however, are definitely not. This recipe is being bookmarked, for sure.

    Also, what type of milk do you use? I’ve been wanted to try almond milk but am afraid the texture will be grainy and coarse.

    1. Taylor says:

      Almond milk works great for me :)

    2. Taylor says:

      But to get a creamier, thicker ice cream I used: 1 cup full fat coconut milk (canned), 1 cup almond milk, 2/3 cup soy creamer (So Delicious Coconut Vanilla). It was really thick and creamy.

  53. Alyssa B says:

    In the nutrition facts you said you got your ice cream maker for about $40. I’ve been planning on buying one but can’t find one for less than $60. Can I ask you where you bought it? Or does anyone know where I can get one on the cheapz? This recipe looks fantastic, by the way!

    1. I don’t actually remember, but someone else left a comment saying she got hers at Costco for even cheaper than mine!

    2. Anonymous says:

      Just got same one as Katie at GW!(goodwill!)
      6 bucks! Love that place!!!!!

  54. I am definitely a chocolate chip kind of girl. Maybe you could combine chocolate chips with the oatmeal raisin for a delicious treat. 😉

  55. Rune says:

    Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God.

    I am not over this recipe idea.

  56. Taylor says:

    Yum, I will be trying this soon! Although I might sub chocolate chips for the raisins 😉

  57. This looks & sounds fabulous! I see Ben and Jerry’s Oatmeal ice cream all the time, and never take the plunge. This makes it easy for me to give it a go, especially because its made healthier. Thanks for sharing! (:

  58. Taylor says:

    This is delicious! Mine is in the freezer firming up now (fiancé’s freezer didn’t get my ice cream bowl all the way frozen so I have sort of a soup right now) but I did a taste test and it is sooo good! I skipped the raisins and added chocolate chips 😉

  59. Samantha C. says:

    I made this yesterday and it turned out delicious! I ground my own oats, which gave the mixture a creamy, thick texture as it cooled off in the fridge. It tastes as creamy as whole milk ice cream! The only difference is that it doesn’t scoop well right out of the fridge, I had to microwave it for about 20 sec.

  60. Meghanne says:

    OMG! I just made this with silk almond milk used peanut butter for earth balance and added mini chocolate chips instead of raisins. Amazing! I also added some xanthum gum. Why don’t you use this gum in your recipes to help prevent crystals?

  61. Lindsey says:

    YUM!! I am so intrigued by this recipe! I cannot wait to try it!

  62. Julie says:

    Have you read what Tropical Traditions has to say about coconut sugar? You really need to read it if you haven’t already.

  63. Shannon says:

    Just finished a bowl of this. Recipe is spot on. Tastes exactly like oatmeal cookies. Yum!

  64. Kathleen says:

    Tastes really good–only, it is hard as a rock, I followed the directions exactly (including ice-cream machines instructions). Also- I made two batches and in one I added a whole can of pumpkin and chocolate chips and pumpkin pie spice (I would triple the amount of spice next time though bc I barely could taste it). It tasted it really good right out of the ice-cream machine.

    1. Hi Kathleen,
      Homemade ice creams usually get hard once frozen overnight, because of the lack of stabilizers. But no worries! Just thaw a little before eating, and it’s the perfect consistency again :).

  65. Hannah says:

    This recipe looks great! However, my husband and I just use honey and maple syrup for sweetening, so we couldn’t do the brown sugar. Do you think either of these would work? Thanks!

    1. Sorry, I haven’t tried so I really don’t know.

  66. Christie W says:

    This recipe is delicious! I decided to see if I could tweak it to make a chocolate chip cookie ice cream, and it turned out even MORE delicious than I could’ve imagined. All I did was use whole wheat flour and leave out the cinnamon and raisins. Then, I waited to add the chocolate chips until the ice cream was almost done in the machine to mix in for the last few minutes. I highly recommend it :)

  67. Anya says:

    Katie, the oatmeal raisin ice cream was AMAZING but it got me thinking… Have you considered Rum Raisin Ice Cream?? What about a recipe using rum extract, coconut extract, dark and golden raisins, maybe a few walnuts and some low fat almond milk??

    1. Yes, I am definitely working on it! :)

  68. Amelia says:

    Made this with my new ice cream maker last night…. super delicious! I half choc chips and half raisins and honestly I wish I’d just done full raisin!

  69. mrsblocko says:

    This recipe rocked. I wrote about it here. Thank you so much!

  70. Caroline says:

    Yum, this was a huge hit with the whole family last night! I used half&half (not vegan), 1/2 brown sugar, 1/2 sucanat, and no stevia. It was very creamy and almost too sweet because of the raisins. Next time I’ll cut the sugar and try the chocolate chip substitution.