How much sugar is in oat ice cream? You scream, I scream we all scream for oat milk ice cream. Unless you have been hiding under a rock you will have noticed the huge surge in oat milk products over the past few years. I mean oat milk is the super trendy milk of the moment, right? So, it’s not a huge surprise that “ice cream” made from oat milk is also gaining popularity. But exactly how much sugar is in oat ice cream? That is the question I wanted to answer in this post. In order to answer this question, I have taken the three main oat milk ice cream brands (Oatly, So Delicious, and Planet Oat) and looked at the total sugar content of a 2/3 cup serving of every flavor of these oat milk ice cream brands.
So, let’s dig in – how much sugar is in oat ice cream?
How Much Sugar is in Oat Ice Cream?
As a general rule, there tends to be 15g-28g of total sugar in a 2/3 cup serving of Oat Ice Cream. This is generally less total sugar than is found in dairy ice cream.
The average total sugar content of a 2/3 cup of the following oat milk ice cream brands are:
|Oat Milk Ice Cream Brand
|Average Total Sugar Per 2/3 Cup
Before I continue, if you are interested in reading other posts I have written on the sugar content if ice cream then make sure to check out the following posts I wrote:
- How Much Sugar is in Coconut Milk Ice Cream?
- The 14 lowest-sugar Baskin-Robbins flavors
- The 15 lowest-sugar Ice Creams at Carvels
- The Lowest Sugar Treats at Dairy Queen
- The 15 No Added Sugar Bruster’s Ice Creams
- The 20 Lowest Sugar Ice Creams at Cold Stone Creamery
- 75 Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Flavors Ranked For Sugar Content
- How Much Sugar Does Haagen-Dazs Have?
1. Oatly Salted Caramel Ice Cream – 28g of Total Sugar
The highest sugar oat ice cream I came across in this experiment is Oatly Salted Caramel. This variety of Oatly ice cream contains 28g of sugar – all of which is added. The sugars used in Oatly are sugar, dextrose, and dried glucose syrup.
Continue reading for lower-sugar Oatly oat milk ice cream flavors.
2. Oatly Banana Split Ice Cream – 25g of Total Sugar
Oatly’s banana split is slightly lower in sugar, but it is still on the higher end at 25g of sugar, 24g of which is added.
3. Oatly Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream – 22g of Total Sugar
Oatly’s raspberry swirl is surprisingly one of their higher sugar ice creams, coming in at 22g of sugar per 2/3 cup serving – all of which are added. The raspberry swirl itself contains sugar along with the ice cream base so I guess that explains it.
4. Oatly Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream – 22g of Total Sugar
Oatly’s chocolate chip cookie dough has the same flavor as their raspberry swirl. Yes, 22g of sugar. So, if you assumed that chocolate chip cookie dough would be higher in sugar than raspberry swirl you would be wrong.
5. Oatly Fudge Brownie Ice Cream – 22g of Total Sugar
It is exactly the same sugar situation with Oatly’s Fudge Brownie ice cream, which clocks in at 22g of sugar.
6. Planet Oat Mint Fudge Swirl Ice Cream – 22g of Total Sugar
Next up is an oat milk ice cream that isn’t Oatly, shock horror! Plant Oat Mint Fudge Swirl is Planet Oat’s highest-sugar ice cream, clocking in at 22g of total sugar per serving. The sweeteners used in the base of Planet Oat ice creams are cane sugar and tapioca syrup. Some ‘add-ins’ such as the fudge swirl in the mint fudge swirl flavor also contain corn syrup.
7. So Delicious Oatmilk Chocolate Salted Caramel Ice Cream – 21g of Total Sugar
Next up is the first entry in this list from So Delicious. Chocolate salted caramel is So Delicious’ highest sugar ice cream, at 21g of sugar per serving, 19g of which is added sugar. The sweeteners used in the base of So Delicious’ oat ice creams are cane sugar, tapioca syrup, and molasses.
8. So Delicious Oatmilk Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Ice Cream – 20g of Total Sugar
So Delicious’ chocolate hazelnut brownie flavor contains slightly less sugar but there isn’t much in it – there are 20g of total sugar in a 2/3 cup serving.
9. Oatly Strawberry Ice Cream – 20g of Total Sugar
Oatly strawberry ice cream also contains 20g of sugar, 18g of which are added.
10. Oatly Mint Chip Ice Cream – 20g of Total Sugar
There are also 20g of total sugar in a serving of Oatly’s mint chip ice cream – it’s just that 17g of these are added sugars.
11. Planet Oat Coffee Fudge Swirl Ice Cream – 19g of Total Sugar
Next up is the second entry from Planet Oat – thus time their coffee fudge swirl ice cream, which clocks in at 19g of sugar per serving.
12. So Delicious Coffee Chip Ice Cream – 19g of Total Sugar
So Delicious’ coffee choc chip ice cream has the same sugar content at 19g of sugar.
13. So Delicious S’mores Oat Ice Cream – 19g of Total Sugar
S’mores is a pretty indulgent flavor. I mean marshmallows, Graham crackers, and chocolate aren’t exactly a recipe for a low-sugar product. But actually, So Delicious S’mores oat milk ice cream isn’t as high sugar as you may expect – there are 19g of sugar in a 2/3 cup serving.
14. Planet Oat Blueberry Oat Crumble Ice Cream – 19g of Total Sugar
Planet Oat blueberry oat crumble has the same sugar content at 19g of sugar – 17g of which is added sugar.
15. Oatly Vanilla Ice Cream – 18g of Total Sugar
There are 18g of sugar in a serving of Oatly’s vanilla ice cream. If you want to save yourself a few grams of sugar, check out Planet Oat’s vanilla ice cream below.
16. Oatly Chocolate Ice Cream – 18g of Total Sugar
Oatly’s chocolate ice cream has the same sugar content as vanilla at 18g of sugar per serving.
16. Planet Oat Cookies & Crème Ice Cream – 18g of Total Sugar
Cookies & Creme can be a higher-sugar ice cream but Plant Oats Cookies & creme is one of the lower-sugar oat milk ice creams on this list at 18g of sugar.
18. Oatly Coffee Ice Cream – 18g of Total Sugar
The lowest-sugar coffee oat ice cream on this list comes from Oatly, which contains 18g of total sugar per serving. This means if you are looking for a lower-sugar coffee oat ice cream, Oatly is a great option.
19. Planet Oat Chocolate Ice Cream – 17g of Total Sugar
The lowest sugar chocolate oat ice cream in this experiment comes from Planet Oat which contains 17g of total sugar per serving.
20. Planet Oat Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream – 16g of Total Sugar
It may come as a surprise to you that the second lowest sugar oat ice cream on this list is chocolate peanut butter flavored – as there are 16g of total sugar in a serving of Planet Oat chocolate peanut butter ice cream.
This actually doesn’t surprise me as I discovered when researching the sugar content of smoothies that chocolate peanut butter smoothies are often the lowest sugar varieties.
You can read more about it here – How Do You Reduce The Sugar in Smoothies?
21. Planet Oat Vanilla Ice Cream – 15g of Total Sugar
The lowest sugar oat ice cream in this experiment is Planet Oat’s vanilla oat ice cream. This only contains 15g of total sugar in a 2/3 cup serving. Pretty good indeed!
Sugar in Oat Ice Cream F&Q
Does Oat Milk Ice Cream Have Sugar In It?
As a general rule, oat milk ice cream does contain added sugar.
Does Oatly Ice Cream Have Sugar?
Oatly oat ice cream contains 18g-28g of total sugar per 2/3 cup serving. The sweeteners used in Oatly ice cream base are sugar, dextrose, and dried glucose syrup.
How Much Sugar is in Oat Ice Cream? – The Final Bite
How much sugar is in oat ice cream? What have we learned from the above? Well, when it comes to oat milk ice creams you need to know that they do tend to contain added sugars. Depending on the flavor and brand you choose the total sugar can vary from 28g to 15g of sugar per serving. If you are looking for the lowest sugar oat milk ice cream option, then this would appear to be Planet Oat’s Vanilla ice cream which comes in at 15g of sugar per serving.
Ingredients and/or manufacturing processes may change. Always double-check ingredient lists and nutritional information before purchasing any food items.
WANT TO FIND MORE LOW SUGAR OPTIONS?
Do you want to learn about some other low-sugar options at your favorite coffee chains, fast food, or restaurant joints, or just while you are shopping for groceries? If you do, then check out some of my other articles below: