Overnight Slow Cooker Ice Cream Oatmeal

by Erin

I bet you’ve had overnight oatmeal and probably slow cooker oatmeal, but have you ever had ice cream oatmeal?

Slow Cooker Oatmeal made with ice cream

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No you are not going crazy, nor do you need your eyes checked. Now only is this oatmeal made in a slow cooker, I did in fact say “ice cream oatmeal”. While trying to determine what to make with all the ice cream Graeter’s sent me I somehow got the bright idea to use some ice cream in place of the liquid needed to make oatmeal.

I felt like a genius, although I did worry it would be too sweet for the first meal of the day. But guess what? It wasn’t too sweet at all, in fact it wasn’t any sweeter than other oatmeal I’ve made in the past.

Overnight Oatmeal #slowcooker

The best thing about this recipe is that you can use any flavor ice cream you want, assuming it is a flavor you would care to enjoy for breakfast. I chose Graeter’s Black Cherry Chocolate Chip and with the addition of chopped almonds it was everything I had dreamed of – a creamy oatmeal with a hint of cherry and chocolate flavors and the crunch of almonds. I threw more almonds and dark chocolate chips on top because I couldn’t get enough.

I recently made it again with a strawberry ice cream and topped it with fresh strawberries in the morning before devouring it. The options are endless! Chose your favorite ice cream and oatmeal toppings and go to town!

Ice Cream Oatmeal #breakfast #brunch

Now, if you are like me and don’t have a programable slow cooker (aka only off, low, high warm without timer settings) I have a little trick for you. USE A PLUG TIMER! I know it’s mind blowing and works like a charm.

I also use the timer when I want my slow cooker to kick on later in the day, especially while I am off at work. I forget where I got the idea in the first place but I’ve been using it for years! No need to go buy a fancy one when this works just as well. Of course nowadays people have the options of WiFi enabled smart plugs which you could use too.

Overnight, Slow Cooker Ice Cream Oatmeal 1

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Marcelle January 18, 2021 - 9:24 pm

This is such a great idea and ice cream will make the oats so creamy, sweet, and extra delicious! I think this will be the recipe to get my picky 8-year-old to love oatmeal for breakfast! Can’t wait to try it with vanilla ice cream and fresh berries!!

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Jolene January 18, 2021 - 10:40 am

Oh my gosh, this is amazing! Putting ice cream on the grocery pick up list!

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Stephanie @ Plain Chicken November 14, 2013 - 9:53 pm

Now this is my kind of oatmeal! Who doesn’t want to eat ice cream for breakfast?!

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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) November 14, 2013 - 8:21 pm

lol omg I never would’ve thought about this! YUM-p.s. love graeter’s, I’ve got some in my fridge now :P

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spiffycookie November 15, 2013 - 9:11 am

I was so proud of myself for thinking of it! I was just staring at the mounds of ice cream in my freezer while trying to figure out what to do with it all (besides hide in a corner and eat it).

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Tracey November 14, 2013 - 6:49 pm

Ice cream in oatmeal?? Now that’s the kind of breakfast I can get behind. You are an evil genius my friend :)

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spiffycookie November 15, 2013 - 9:06 am

Oh yes most definitely devious ;-)

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[email protected] at Home November 14, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Oh my goodness! This sounds fantastic! Love slow cooker oatmeal and I love Graeter’s. Perfect :)

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Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry November 14, 2013 - 11:05 am

Um…ice cream for breakfast? WHAT! Want.

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Jennifer | Bake or Break November 14, 2013 - 10:10 am

This is such a creative idea! Quinn loves oatmeal, and I’m always thinking I’ll make him an overnight version. This may push me into actually doing it.

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Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray November 14, 2013 - 9:07 am

WHAT THIS IS GENIUS.

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spiffycookie November 14, 2013 - 9:15 am

Why thank you ;-)

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kita November 14, 2013 - 7:02 am

Oh holy hell I need this… right now…

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spiffycookie November 14, 2013 - 8:00 am

Do it, set up that slow cooker asap.

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