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Dairy-Free Cookies and Cream Ninja Creami

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: ice cream
  • Method: ninja creami
  • Cuisine: american


Delicious cookies and cream ice cream with 35g of protein! This dairy-free Ninja Creami recipe tastes just like the classic but is made without oreos for a healthier gluten-free swap. With a blender option too, you can serve it soft serve style or scoop into cones for the perfect summer treat!



Cookie Crumbs

  • 1 cup (90g) chocolate granola (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted

Vanilla Protein Ice Cream

  • 1 cup (240g) almond milk
  • 1/2 cup (120g) full-fat coconut milk
  • 4oz (115g) dairy-free yogurt*
  • 1 scoop unflavored protein powder**
  • 1 tbsp sweetener or 2 pitted medjool dates (omit if protein powder is sweetened)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Grind the granola to coarse crumbs in a food processor. Add the cocoa powder and coconut oil. Process again to a wet sand consistency. Set aside (you will have enough cookie crumbs for 3-4 pints of ice cream).
  2. Combine all the ice cream ingredients in a Ninja Creami*** pint container (if using dates, you will need to blend instead).
  3. Use a frother or electric whisk to thoroughly mix.
  4. Freeze overnight.
  5. Remove the lid and microwave 15-30 seconds to soften (this will prevent your machine from getting stuck).
  6. Process on the “light ice cream” setting.
  7. Add a splash of coconut milk, and process again on “re-spin”.
  8. Add a few tablespoons of cookie crumbs, and process again on “mix-in”.
  9. Enjoy!


*I used Cocojune plain coconut yogurt.

**I like Sproutliving Epic Protein for a plant based option, or Be Well By Kelly grass fed beef isolate.

***If you don’t have a Ninja Creami machine, see FAQs section for alternative blender method.

Keywords: gluten free, dairy free, healthy, snack, ninja creami, easy, dessert, coconut milk, granola