Trader Joe’s doesn’t want to call it ice cream, but for clarity sake, we’d describe this expanding product line 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. And now it’s available in two flavors: Strawberry with Almond Brittle and Okie Dokie.
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Trader Joe’s Oat Frozen Dessert Gets the Okay with Second Flavor
We’ve added tasting notes to both flavors of Trader Joe’s Oatmilk Ice Cream. But please do leave your own unbiased rating and review below once you buy and try either flavor!
This flavor of Trader Joe’s Oat Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert is inspired by a New Zealand treat called hokey pokey, which is made with vanilla ice cream and studded with bits of honeycomb toffee. The oat base of this dairy-free ice cream is light, fluffy, and perfectly creamy, but it doesn’t have the vanilla flavor that Trader Joe’s boasts. Instead, it’s quite sweet with notes of coconut and a tasty caramel swirl. Crunchy, spongey toffee bits add some extra interest to the texture.
Ingredients: oat base (water, oats), tapioca syrup, caramel swirl (sugar, water, glucose syrup, caramel syrup [invert sugar, caramel, xanthan gum], coconut oil, caramel color, pink salt, natural flavors, pectin, ascorbic acid), sponge candy bits (sugar, rice syrup, coconut oil, sodium bicarbonate, molasses, natural flavor), coconut oil, dextrose, invert sugar, chicory root extract (inulin), agave syrup, maltodextrin, mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids, pink salt, natural flavors, sunflower lecithin, pea protein, carob bean gum, vanilla beans. contains coconut.*
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup): 260 calories, 10g fat, 45g carbs, 4g fiber, 28g sugars (includes 27g added sugars), <1g protein.*
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.
Ingredients: 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.*
- For More Product Information: Visit the Trader Joe’s website at www.traderjoes.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.
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Okie Dokie was not it
Nevermind the flavor but the add-in was a sticky sugar wafer. I could literally feel the cavities forming after one bite. I understand the concept but wish there was another topping like chocolate chips. That would have made it a win and a must-buy for me. I’m disappointed because I was expecting a bready wafer, not a sticky sugar one.
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.
Won't buy again!
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.
taste just like normal ice cream, and is surprisingly smooth.
Needs more strawberry
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.
great new addition....when is it coming to the northeast?
we were on the west coast and had this. I can’t find it in the northeast….when is it coming?
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
I have been vegan for over 30 years and I like this better than any other vegan frozen dessert I have tried.
Excellent and affordable
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.
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.
One of the best vegan ice creams I’ve found
Reminds me of a classic strawberry milkshake flavor but with nuts mixed in for a surprise crunch.