Starting this month, Ben & Jerry’s is rolling out an all new base recipe for their non-dairy line. Their original formulas use almond milk or sunflower butter, but those nuts and seeds will be replaced with oats. According to the company, fans can expect “more flavor, more creamy texture and more dessert euphoria” from the improved nut-free formula, but each variety will still contain the same chunks and swirls.
Ben & Jerry’s Oatmilk Ice Cream to Roll Out as New Non-Dairy Standard
Ben & Jerry’s new formula roll out will be gradual, and it will start with two of their most popular non-dairy flavors: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Fudge Brownie. We have the ingredient and nutrition information for these updated pints below, followed by FAQs for the non-dairy pints.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Ingredients: oat milk (water, oats), liquid sugar (sugar, water), corn syrup, coconut oil, wheat flour, water, sugar, brown sugar, cocoa (processed with alkali), soybean oil, chocolate liquor, pea protein, fava bean protein, tapioca flour, natural flavor, vanilla extract, guar gum, molasses, salt, locust bean gum, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin, soy lecithin, invert sugar. contains soy and wheat.
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup): 340 calories, 13g fat, 50mg sodium, 55g carbs, 1g fiber, 33g sugars (includes 32g added sugars), 2g protein.*
Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Ingredients: oat milk (water, oats), liquid sugar (sugar, water), corn syrup, coconut oil, cocoa (processed with alkali), wheat flour, soybean oil, cocoa, invert sugar, fava bean protein, pea protein, corn starch, guar gum, locust bean gum, vanilla extract, soy lecithin, salt, natural flavor, malted barley flour. contains soy and wheat.
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup): 260 calories, 9g fat, 60mg sodium, 42g carbs, 3g fiber, 25g sugars (includes 24g added sugars), 3g protein.*
Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy FAQs
I Can’t Find My Favorite Flavor. Is it Discontinued?
We haven’t heard word of any non-dairy flavors discontinuing right now. But, you will see flavors disappear from the shelves as they make the formula transition. Most stores will have a gap between when they sell through the pints with the old formula and bring in the pints with the new formula.
Are all Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Flavors going to be made with Oatmilk?
Yes, they are reformulating all of the non-dairy flavors, but they aren’t switching every variety immediately. They are expecting to complete the transition by Spring of 2024. But you should start seeing the new and improved Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Fudge Brownie non-dairy pints in stores this month.
Will the Non-Dairy Scoop Shop Flavors be Oat-Based, too?
The Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Scoop Shop flavors are also being reformulated! You can expect to see the oat-based recipes hitting your local shops soon.
Will all of the Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Flavors be Nut-Free?
We can’t say for sure, but it’s doubtful. Some of the flavors use nuts in the chunks. Those will likely remain the same. But most of the flavors will be made without nuts.
Are Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Flavors Dairy-Free?
Yes, their entire non-dairy line is dairy-free by ingredients. All of the flavors are vegan-friendly, too.
More Facts on Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Oatmilk Ice Cream
- Price: $5.99 to 6.49 per pint
- Availability: Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Oatmilk Ice Cream is sold in the freezer section of many mainstream grocers across the U.S. You can even find it at Target and Walmart. You will also find an oatmilk variety or two in their scoop shops.
- Certifications: Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Oatmilk Ice Cream is Non-GMO Verified, Certified Vegan, and Certified Kosher-DE (for dairy equipment; see our Understand Kosher Guide for clarification). Select varieties are Certified Gluten Free, as noted by the flavors above.
- Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Oatmilk Ice Cream is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
- For More Product Information: Visit the Ben & Jerry’s website at www.benjerry.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.