Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Ice Cream

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This healthy oatmeal raisin ice cream is made with a banana ice cream base and has oats and raisins throughout. It’s naturally sweetened and absolutely delicious! 

This recipe came to me while I was making oatmeal raisin protein cookies, which use bananas as the base. I decided to taste the “batter” and turns out the batter was delicious on its own (no surprise there). I couldn’t stop eating it.

And after a few tastes I knew I needed to make a cinnamon oatmeal raisin ice cream use my one ingredient banana ice cream recipe as a the base.

Scoop of oatmeal raisin banana ice cream in a cake cone.

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. 

If you’re dealing with sweltering heat right now, I highly recommend 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. 

Frozen banana, raisins, cinnamon and oats in a food processor before being blended.

Here’s What You Need:

  • frozen bananas – frozen bananas are the base of this vegan “nice cream”. I like to cut them into chunks so they blend up a little easier in the food processor.
  • old fashioned oats – adds a little texture and a delicious oatmeal cookie flavor.
  • raisins – another staple ingredient in this recipe. The raisins add a hint of sweetness and raisin flavor that pairs with the oatmeal.
  • unsweetened vanilla almond milk – any non-dairy milk works, but I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
  • cinnamon – the perfect spice to bring all of the flavors together!
Side by side photos of oatmeal raisin ice cream mixture in a food processor and a photo of the ice cream mixture spread out on a dish.

Is Banana Ice Cream Healthier Than Traditional Ice Cream?

Heck yes! This “ice cream” is lower in sugar and higher in fiber thanks to the banana. It’s also low-fat, dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free, making it a great treat for those with dietary restrictions. I actually prefer banana ice cream to regular ice cream and Liv is a big fan too!

Ice cream scooper with a scoop of oatmeal raisin ice cream.

How to Store

My batch always disappears a little too quickly… but if you have self control and want to store leftovers, this will last for up to 3 months when stored in an airtight container in the freezer.

Bird's eye view photo of 4 ice cream cones with scoops of oatmeal raisin ice cream.

More Cool Treats to Try:

Oatmeal Raisin Ice Cream

4 from 44 votes
My favorite cinnamon oatmeal raisin ice cream made healthy using frozen bananas as a base!
Ice cream scooper with a scoop of oatmeal raisin ice cream.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas, in chunks
  • cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 – 4 Tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or other non-diary milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Place frozen banana chunks, oatmeal, raisins, almond milk (start with 2 Tablespoons) and cinnamon into a food processor.
  • Pulse/process until smooth and creamy. You may need to turn off the motor and stir the mixture a couple times while processing.
  • Grab bowls and serve immediately. We love this eaten as soft serve right after blending!
  • For a scoop-able ice cream, transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe dish and freezer for two hours. Scoop and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 of recipe Calories: 224kcal Carbohydrates: 52g Protein: 4g Fat: 1g Sodium: 23mg Potassium: 488mg Fiber: 6g Sugar: 22g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oatmeal raisin ice cream

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    47 comments
    1. Business Directory
      September 24, 2021 AT 3:58 am

      5 stars
      Thanks for the additional tips! I just have rolled oats at the moment, so I’ll let them sit for a half hour or so & let them absorb some extra moisture.

    2. Heidi Jorgensen
      September 2, 2021 AT 9:49 pm

      I dream about this ice cream it’s that good!! Thanks for such a good recipe! I wanted to add protein powder to mine and it still tasted great!

    3. Concrete Companies Colorado Springs
      August 27, 2021 AT 12:06 am

      5 stars
      Healthy and tasty Ice cream.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 27, 2021 AT 12:03 pm

        Woo!! So glad you enjoyed this ice cream! Thanks so much for the review :).

    4. Janet
      July 15, 2021 AT 10:33 am

      Great idea for a healthy dessert!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 15, 2021 AT 11:16 am

        Thanks, Janet! Let me know if you try it 🙂

    5. Yvonne
      July 15, 2021 AT 8:41 am

      I can NOT wait to try this. I am doing weight watchers, and I miss ice cream SO MUCH. This sounds amazing– and I can eat it for only 5 points!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 15, 2021 AT 11:16 am

        Wooo! Thanks, Yvonne! Let me know how it turns out 🙂

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