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Oat Milk Ice Cream

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Creamy, dreamy, smooth, classic, and completely dairy free homemade oat milk ice cream.

Oatmilk Ice Cream Recipe (Dairy Free, Vegan)


Gluten free

Egg free

Super creamy

And just 4 ingredients

Making your own nondairy oat milk ice cream at home is so easy, you might never want to go out for ice cream ever again.

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Homemade Oat Milk Ice Cream Recipe (Egg Free)

Oat Milk Ice Cream Flavors

Chocolate: Add 1/4 cup cocoa powder to the base recipe below.

Banana: Sub half a cup of the oat milk for one ripe mashed banana.

Cookie Dough: Make up the base recipe below, and stir in your favorite cookie dough or this Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip!

Chocolate Fudge Swirl: Carefully melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Stir in 3 tbsp canned coconut milk until smooth. Let cool before swirling into ice cream.

Coffee: Add 2 tsp instant coffee to the base recipe before freezing. After blending into ice cream, you can also add chopped chocolate or the swirl idea above.

Leftover Oats? Make These Oatmeal Muffins

Girls Eating Vegan Ice Cream

What’s your dream oatmilk ice cream?

I am a mint chocolate chip girl, all the way.

To make mint chocolate chip, simply follow the base recipe below using a neutral nut butter such as raw cashew or coconut butter.

Add 1/8 tsp pure peppermint extract (not regular mint or imitation peppermint), or more for a stronger flavor.

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How to make oat milk ice cream

Ice Cream Topping Ideas

Sliced banana or strawberries

Crumbled Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies or Vegan Brownies

Sprinkles, shredded coconut, or mini chocolate chips

Chocolate syrup, cherries or raspberries, and Coconut Whipped Cream!

Above – Watch the video how to make oat milk ice cream

Creamy Dairy Free Oat Milk Vegan Ice Cream Recipe
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Oat Milk Ice Cream

How to make creamy dairy free and vegan oat milk ice cream at home the easy way.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 4 – 6 servings
5 from 131 votes


  • 2 cups store-bought or homemade oat milk 
  • 1/2 cup nut butter of choice, or allergy-friendly sub
  • 1/3 cup sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 + 1/8 tsp salt
  • optional add ins (see earlier in this post for flavor ideas)


  • *If you don’t have an ice cream maker or high-speed blender, see these directions.
    Whisk all ingredients together. If using an ice cream maker, pour the mixture in and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific machine. Or if you have a high-speed blender like a Vitamix, pour into ice cube trays and freeze, then blend the ice cubes until smooth, using the tamper to blend evenly. Either serve straight from the machine or freeze up to an hour for a firmer texture. Because of the lack of preservatives, homemade ice cream is best the day it’s made, although you can technically freeze up to a month and thaw before serving.
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Be sure to watch the recipe video above showing how easy it is to make this ice cream. And if oat milk isn’t available, try this Almond Milk Ice Cream.

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Published on May 20, 2020

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  1. Blythe says

    Mint chocolate chip all the way! I’m curious, for this recipe, do you recommend the “sweetener of choice” be a solid, like granulated sugar, or liquid, like maple syrup? Does it matter?

    • Jason Sanford says

      Honestly does not matter! Regular sugar will dissolve so liquid or granulated sweeteners both work well 🙂

      • Blythe says

        Thank you Jason! I really appreciate how nice and patient you are with everyone’s questions about all the lovely recipes on this wonderful blog, and I’ll be sure to try this one out soon! (I just had some Coconut Curry for lunch, it was great and so easy to make!)

        • CCK Media Team says

          Coconut butter, sunbutter, or if there’s a nut-free spread that you like the taste of (such as peabutter). We haven’t tried it with a regular butter spread such as Melt organic or earth balance, but perhaps that might also taste good… we might have to try that experiment soon!

          • Tess Schulze says

            Could I use cocoa butter instead of a nut butter? Does it have to be spreadable?

    • Rachel W says

      Great question! I was wondering the same thing. I don’t see a response though. I’ll probably keep looking at other oat milk ice cream recipes and see if I can get more details.

      • CCK Media Team says

        You could definitely sweeten with dates :). We don’t know how many because we have not tried it, but we don’t see why it would not work.

    • Jason Sanford says

      Honestly, you have a ton of options here, so use your favorite! Coconut sugar, maple syrup, regular sugar or brown sugar, erythritol if you’re sugar-free, agave, date sugar… etc!

    • Jason Sanford says

      This is from her almond milk ice cream post, but oat milk ice cream should be similar! “Strawberry: Use only 1 1/2 cups almond milk in the recipe. Add 1/2 cup mashed strawberries, and use a neutral nut butter such as raw cashew or coconut butter. Stir in 1/2 cup diced strawberries if desired just before serving.”

  2. Steph says

    Is it possible to leave out the nut butter for a vanilla flavor? I dont have coconut butter at my store, and I’m thinking sunflower butter is too oily?

  3. ant says

    Could I use cream of coconut instead of the nut butter, or tahini, or is there anything else? I only have peanut butter and I think that would be too strong of a flavor.

  4. Crystal Webb says

    My boys would love this! We have several food allergies in our house, so nuts are out. We have one child that is allergic to sesame and sunflowers, so most seeds are out as well. Can you recommend a sub that isn’t seeds, nuts or coconut for the nut butter in this. Do you think avocado might work? Or a banana? Thanks so much!

  5. Susan B Chandler says

    This turned out surprisingly good. We did chocolate with a hint of orange oil. We added more chocolate to get a dark chocolate flavor. There was a little bit of texture but when you add slivered almonds it is less significant. It tasted a little too salty so I would just go with a 1/4 scant teaspoon next time. Froze very well. We want to try with coconut milk as part of the fat and also use almond butter for more options on flavors. All we had on hand was Nutella and Peanut butter. We used mostly Nutella but also added peanut butter but it really wasn’t a noticeable flavor.

  6. Taylor says

    This recipe works great in a pinch with the low prep time. It only took 20 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to churn. I added cocoa powder and vegan cookie dough in and it turned out great. I agree with another reviewer, it was too salty so I would recommend not using any salt if you have salted nut butter.

  7. Annemarie says

    Can I use oat cream or would this not be “fat enough”? I would like to avoid giving it a nut taste (especially peanut or coconut). Thank you!!

    • CCK Media Team says

      Hmm, we haven’t tried, but it honestly sounds like a good idea. If you try it before we do, be sure to report back!

  8. Sunny says

    I want to use my vitamix for this recipe. Should I put it on my freeze setting or just blend it using the number dial? Is there a number (speed) I shouldn’t go past?

    • CCK Media Team says

      Hmm, sorry we have older vitamixes and it only has the power on-off/high buttons! Katie uses high speed 🙂

  9. Jacky says

    I have a perfectly incrediblw variation to share…. add some ginger before freezing and When you blitz the frozen cubes, crumble ginger nut biscuits into the mixture!

    I have recently discovered that mist ginger nut biscuits are in fact accidentally vegan (I use Lidl variety).

    Perfectly indulgent Ice cream

  10. Marge Teilhaber says

    Chocolate Covered Katie, you are quite a find! I’ve just started buying Oatley ice cream and love it. Googling DIY oat milk ice cream led me to you and wow, you and your recipes are GOLD! I don’t get the ice cube thing and throwing them into food processor for more whirring. Why not whir all ingredients in FP and pour into popsicle molds or Oatley pint containers that I’m saving?

    • Marge Teilhaber says

      And another question: what’s your opinion about using unstrained oat milk? So far any recipe that says plant milk (muffins or pancakes) it’s perfectly fine unstrained. I love not having to bother with that step in making oat milk or any nut milk. I say it’ll be fine in oat milk ice cream. You agree?

    • CCK Media Team says

      Hmm sorry we have never tried it! I think you could get ice milk out of a food processor, but not ice cream because you’d have to thaw it more than if using a vitamix, since otherwise the food processor wouldn’t blend.

  11. Marge says

    Anyone tried this with something other than. It/seed butter? I can’t do tree nut or bananas, and I don’t want the strong flavor for sunflower or tahini. Could I do sweet potato? Or would a higher fat option like avocado work better?

  12. Rebecka says

    Oh my gosh! this was INCREDIBLE. I am on a no dairy/sugar diet with some friends so I made this with stevia powder, PB, and then added in the cocoa and shredded coconut flakes. Amazing!!!!!

  13. Andrea Harbuck says

    We tried this with banana and almond butter. Wow!! So creamy and delicious! I was concerned about the honey but I couldn’t even taste the honey. I can’t wait to try some other flavors and play with the recipe.

  14. Christopher St James says

    I made a Comment 10 months ago on the video page. Please, would you say what was the ratio of Rolled Oats to Water to make this a more Creamy Oat Milk for the Frozen cubes? Were there more Oats than you would use to make your Homemade Oat milk drinking mixture? Was there more Soaking required? Thank you. I would rather make my own Oat Milk from scratch. Have you tried Soaked Dates for your sweetener instead?

  15. Tarek El-Ghazaly says

    5 stars
    This was just perfect. We could not believe how creamy it turned out. ‘Better than store bought ice cream’ were the words my wife told me. We did a mocha flavor (cocoa powder and instant decaf coffee added before blending). I was to try a hazelnut flavor. Thinking of subbing a portion of cashews with roasted hazelnuts… But that might result in lost creaminess, so I’ll experiment.

  16. Equestrian, Jesus, and treats says

    I am trying this recipe, I used peanut butter as my nut butter, and peanut Butter as my flavor flavor. It is in the freezer now I will give another review when it is all blended up! Roughly how long will it take to be frozen enough to blend?

  17. Pat B says

    Can I use ground raw cashews instead of nut butter? I have the cashews and find cashew butter expensive. Peanut butter might have too strong a taste.

    • CCK Media Team says

      Sure! Just be sure to use a blender that is high speed/powerful enough to turn cashews into a nut butter consistency or you will end up with grainy or chunky pieces.

  18. Linda Popovich says

    I’m thinking that coconut cream may be a better term to use than coconut butter, as coconut butter is virtually impossible to find in my area. Well, I mean, if you want a neutral flavored fat for your ice cream NOW. Coconut cream is pretty easy to find and is basically the same thing, isn’t it, just not quite as thick?

  19. Paul says

    5 stars
    I’d love to make this but the inclusion of nut butter is a no-no. What would be an alternative please? Thank you.

  20. Kammie says

    5 stars
    Fantastic recipe. I have a cuisine art ice cream maker and it took approx 15 min to churn to perfection.
    Used cashew butter and agave nectar as is what had on hand. Liberal with vanilla 🙂
    My add ins were 1/3 cup coco powder and TBSP instant coffee and it is sooo good!

  21. Elizabeth says

    5 stars
    This was shockingly so sweet in a non obvious way. I used almond butter and coconut sugar & stevia. This churned up in half hour and was smooth and great. Well done to both of us. Merci!

  22. Erin says

    I am making this tomorrow! I have one of those old fashioned ice cream makers that’s not electric. Any idea how long it should churn for?

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