Healthy Cookie Dough “Ice Cream”

Turn frozen bananas into a healthy treat for cookie dough lovers. This “ice cream” features a cinnamon flavor with chunks of oatmeal and raisins in a banana ice cream base. It’s naturally sweetened, healthy and absolutely delicious! 

Good morning and happy Monday to you! I honestly can’t believe that it’s already July and the 4th is right around the corner. Although I must admit, it’s kind of nice going back to work after our honeymoon on a week that involves a holiday. We’re actually headed to North Carolina mid-week to celebrate the 4th of July and my cousin’s wedding. She and I are only a few months apart and we’ve been best buds since we were little girls. She was a bridesmaid in my wedding and I’ll be standing up there with her as well. So fun!

After eating out for almost every meal while on our honeymoon, I was ready to get back in the kitchen this weekend. I whipped up a bunch of healthy stuff for the week. In the midst of it all, I was using my mini processor to make what I thought was going to be oatmeal raisin breakfast cookies but I ended up making the most delicious frozen treat.

2 mini blue bowls of Cookie Dough Banana Ice Cream sitting on a marble countertop.

The cookies were going to have bananas as the base so I pulled out some frozen bananas and started processing them then added the oats, cinnamon and raisins. At this stage, before adding additional oats or baking soda, I decided to taste the “batter”. It turns out the batter was so delicious on it’s own, I couldn’t stop eating it. It tasted like cinnamon oatmeal raisin cookie dough ice cream and I was in heaven.

Food processor mixing bowl with blended bananas sitting on a marble countertop.

The funny thing is that there’s an ice cream shop here in Richmond called Gelati Celesti that has a flavor called cinnamon oatmeal cookie dough and it’s my all-time favorite, but the idea of making a healthy banana soft serve version never crossed my mind. Turns out, it’s the most amazing thing ever.

Overhead shot of two mini bowls of banana ice cream sitting on marble counter. Oatmeal and raisins scattered on countertop.

I ate an amount that probably should have served two people… before dinner. Oops. At least it’s healthy!

Two mini blue bowls with banana ice cream sitting on marble countertop. One spoon sticking out of one of the bowls.

It was so good, I didn’t have the will-power to save any to share with Isaac. What a great new wife I am. Oh well, I guess that means I just need to make more. 🙂

So yeah… if you’re like us and dealing with sweltering heat right now, you should probably cool down with this healthy frozen treat. You can feel good about eating it because it’s vegan, low-fat, gluten-free (if you use gluten-free oats) and absolutely delicious. Enjoy!

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2 mini blue bowls of Cookie Dough Banana Ice Cream sitting on a marble countertop.

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough “Ice Cream”

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2


My favorite cinnamon oatmeal raisin cookie dough ice cream made healthy using frozen bananas as a base!


  • 2 frozen bananas, in chunks
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 24 Tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or other non-diary milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Place frozen banana chunks, oatmeal, raisins, almond milk (start with 2 Tablespoons) and cinnamon into a food processor.
  2. Pulse/process until smooth and creamy. You may need to turn off the motor and stir the mixture a couple times while processing.
  3. Place into one or two bowls and serve immediately.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
  • Calories: 262
  • Sugar: 26g
  • Sodium: 174mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: healthy oatmeal cookie dough

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    1. Katrina
      September 21, 2017 AT 6:58 pm

      Do dry oats or actual oatmeal go into the processor?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 21, 2017 AT 9:16 pm

        Sorry for the confusion. It should be old fashioned oats, not cooked oatmeal.

        1. Katrina
          September 25, 2017 AT 5:41 pm

          Thanks!! Can’t wait to try this, I have the bananas in the freezer now!

    2. Julie
      August 11, 2017 AT 2:54 pm

      Sounds delicious! It won’t work with skim milk?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 11, 2017 AT 3:32 pm

        You can totally make it with skim milk if that’s what you have on hand!

    3. Suzanne Broadhurst
      October 10, 2016 AT 1:24 pm

      Oh my! This sounds great! I’m thinking a drop or two of rum extract would make it rum raisin ice cream! Thanks!

    4. Arwa
      June 27, 2016 AT 3:02 pm

      Can I refreeze it?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 27, 2016 AT 3:29 pm

        Yes!! It tastes best right after preparing it, but you can certainly freeze it. Just bring it out 5-10 minutes before you want to eat it because it freezes up pretty solid! 🙂

    5. Annabeth Chase
      May 21, 2015 AT 3:18 am

      what if you dont have a food processor/blender? can you do it without

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 21, 2015 AT 10:03 am

        Yeah, you can totally mash the frozen banana with a fork or spoon. It will be a little lumpy and not as creamy but it will still taste good. 🙂

    6. kathy v
      July 14, 2013 AT 6:53 pm

      Just made this! It is sooo good and easy to make. Thanks for sharing

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 16, 2013 AT 8:02 pm

        Yay! So glad that you liked it Kathy.

    7. Anna @ Aspiring Anna
      July 11, 2013 AT 8:39 pm

      Yes Yes YES!!!! I cannot wait to try this! Especially since I am craving ice cream right now! 🙂 This recipe is genius!

    8. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
      July 10, 2013 AT 4:09 pm

      Oh my gosh. I’m making this tonight. That looks SO good!!

    9. Sara @ sarasmiles
      July 4, 2013 AT 4:58 pm

      A spin on banana fro yo! I love it

    10. Tara @ Finding Whole Health
      July 3, 2013 AT 7:32 pm

      This looks great! AND it looks TIU friendly! Thank you so much – after reading about your Tone It Up experience, I joined and am so happy!

    11. Rose @LoseBellyFatBeRipped
      July 3, 2013 AT 11:54 am

      Sounds amazing! What a happy accident this treat was. Since ice cream is my weakness – but not belly fat friendly – I need a healthy substitute, so I plan to try it out (but without the raisins).

    12. Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      July 2, 2013 AT 2:55 pm

      Such a great recipe! Healthy and totally refreshing. Thank youuu!

    13. kelly @ racesrepsramblings
      July 2, 2013 AT 2:49 pm

      This looks absolutely delicious! And my favorite part is that it looks relatively simple. I’m pretty atrocious at recipes – but I think I might be able to handle this one 🙂 Thanks for the great share!

    14. Amanda
      July 2, 2013 AT 1:43 pm

      I make banana soft serve all the time in the summer. What a great way to mix things up!

    15. Rachel
      July 2, 2013 AT 10:07 am

      oo I’m so going to try this out! Only with pumpkin because I’m allergic to bananas sadly :/ lol hope it works! lol

    16. Katherine
      July 2, 2013 AT 9:15 am

      I’m making this for our dessert tonight! I’m so excited! I hope you had a wonderful honeymoon! You looked gorgeous at your wedding! 🙂

    17. Suzanne
      July 1, 2013 AT 9:46 pm

      Banana soft serve is such a dangerous thing! My only deterrent to making it is cleaning the food processor, though it doesn’t often stop me :S

        July 12, 2016 AT 10:50 am

        ROFL!!!! I have this EXACT same problem!! I love Nice Cream and Energy Balls but that blasted food processor!!! ARGH!!!

    18. Lori @ www.ffglobetrotter
      July 1, 2013 AT 7:21 pm

      Thanks for posting the recipe! I can’t wait to try it 🙂

    19. Amy @ The Little Honey Bee
      July 1, 2013 AT 6:52 pm

      Mmmm looks delish! Going to freeze some bananas right now!

    20. Liz
      July 1, 2013 AT 5:44 pm

      Can’t wait to try this! the banana soft serve is always a little to “banana-y” for me, so I bet I will love this. Congratulations on your wedding!

    21. I’m loving the banana soft serve lately. I love putting peanut butter and cocoa powder in mine, but this rendition looks so tasty!

    22. Tiffany
      July 1, 2013 AT 12:32 pm

      This sounds perfect for summer! Can’t wait to make it! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    23. Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
      July 1, 2013 AT 10:04 am

      Making this tomorrow morning! Yum!

    24. Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat
      July 1, 2013 AT 9:28 am

      Yummy! Pinned and can’t wait to try it!

      1. Beth
        July 1, 2013 AT 12:42 pm

        how do you “Pin”? How do you create a pinterest board if that is required?

    25. Sounds gorgeous! I’m on a softserve kick of late! Made a cherry garcia version..amazing! Love your idea!

      1. Juliette
        May 5, 2016 AT 1:41 am

        Please share your cherry Garcia ingredients… Pretty please, with LOTS of cherries on top!

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