Trader Joe’s Oat Frozen Dessert Joins their Dairy-Free Ice Cream Selection


Trader Joe’s doesn’t want to call it ice cream, but for clarity sake, we’d describe it as dairy-free oat milk ice cream. The base of Trader Joe’s Non-Dairy Oat Frozen Dessert is made with oats, water, and coconut oil instead of dairy cream. But it’s still a creamy, churned mixture that’s packed into pints and frozen.

Trader Joe's Non-Dairy Oat Frozen Dessert - Dairy-Free Oat Milk Ice Cream in One Vegan Flavor: Strawberry with Candied Strawberries & Almond BrittlePhoto from Trader Joe’s.

Trader Joe’s Oat Frozen Dessert Joins their Dairy-Free Ice Cream Selection

Their oat variety has launched in just one flavor, but to make it special, they’ve spiked it with vegan almond brittle and candied strawberries. It’s also naturally colored with beet juice and annatto, which create a pretty pink hue.

Strawberry with Almond Brittle & Candied Strawberries

This is a soft, lightly creamy oat milk ice cream that’s relatively easy to scoop. The ice cream itself doesn’t contain any real strawberries, which might be why the flavor isn’t as purely intense. But the candied strawberries help. The brittle adds nice texture, but isn’t an overly sweet brittle.

Trader Joe's Non-Dairy Oat Frozen Dessert - Dairy-Free Oat Milk Ice Cream in One Vegan Flavor: Strawberry with Candied Strawberries & Almond BrittleIngredients: oat base (water, oats), tapioca syrup, coconut oil, dextrose, invert sugar, chicory root extract (inulin), agave syrup, almond brittle (cane sugar, almonds), candied strawberries (strawberries, glucose syrup, sugar), maltodextrin, mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids, pink salt, sunflower lecithin, color added (red beet juice, annatto extract, citric acid [to maintain color]), pea protein concentrate, carob bean gum, natural flavor. contains almond, coconut.*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup): 260 calories, 10g fat, 39g carbs, 5g fiber, 22g sugars (includes 20g added sugars), 1g protein.*

More Facts on Trader Joe’s Non-Dairy Oat Frozen Dessert

Price: $3.99 per pint

Availability: Trader Joe’s Non-Dairy Oat Frozen Dessert is sold exclusively at Trader Joe’s stores in the U.S. Look for it in the frozen dessert section.

Certifications: Trader Joe’s Non-Dairy Oat Frozen Dessert is Certified Kosher DE (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Trader Joe’s Non-Dairy Oat Frozen Dessert is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. But they do not specify the use of gluten-free oats, so this product might not be safe for celiacs.*

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*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. 

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oh yeah

Rated 5 out of 5
September 21, 2021

for an occasional treat, this stuff is terrific. my first time trying oatmilk “icecream” and did not disappoint. if i didnt know better i would have thought it was ice cream. very , very good.

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Won't buy again!

Rated 1 out of 5
August 28, 2021

I just made the purchase at Trader Joe’s. The pink color looks artificial, it does not taste right. I would rather purchase the Haagen Dazs Strawberry Ice Cream.

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loved it

Rated 5 out of 5
April 29, 2021

taste just like normal ice cream, and is surprisingly smooth.

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Needs more strawberry

Rated 4 out of 5
April 16, 2021

My son has an egg allergy so I’m always on the lookout for egg-free or vegan ice cream. I was happy to see this at TJ’s! Initially, I was very impressed with the mouthfeel, the texture of the brittle and candied strawberries. After a bit though, I was really wondering where the strawberry flavor was. There are no strawberries in the dessert except for the small, occasional bits of candied strawberry. I don’t understand… why wouldn’t you put real strawberries in the creamy part? I think it would add a lot to the flavor.

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Dee B.

great new addition....when is it coming to the northeast?

Rated 5 out of 5
January 9, 2021

we were on the west coast and had this. I can’t find it in the northeast….when is it coming?

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Response from Go Dairy Free

Only Trader Joe’s knows! Ask an associate at your local store. They can usually tell you if something is in queue.

I love this product

Rated 5 out of 5
January 4, 2021

I have been vegan for over 30 years and I like this better than any other vegan frozen dessert I have tried.

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Terrel C Jones Jr

Excellent and affordable

Rated 5 out of 5
October 31, 2020

When ever I see a new non-dairy ice cream I want to try it. This one stands out for its ease of scooping and smooth texture. It has a light ‘elasticity’ to it the I know from the dairy ice cream. Strawberry flavor is slightly tart.

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Delicious but...

Rated 1 out of 5
August 15, 2020

Saw in my trip to Trader Joe’s and got excited to see another dairy free treat and had to buy. Absolutely delicious flavor, smooth, and the brittle adds a nice crunch. I wanted to love this product but it messed up my stomach, bad. I tried 2x to see if it really was what messed me up and it was. It gave me the horrible gas and bloating. I’m not sensitive to oats, so one of the other ingredients did me in. Not buying again, I’m over suffering for food.

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One of the best vegan ice creams I’ve found

Rated 5 out of 5
August 13, 2020

Reminds me of a classic strawberry milkshake flavor but with nuts mixed in for a surprise crunch.

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Read ingredients before buying

Rated 1 out of 5
August 11, 2020

It’s a weird pink color and taste like a 50s color and taste. the taste is awful. There’s nothing healthy about this non dairy product just look at the ingredients

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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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