Gluten-Free Ice Cream Brands: A Complete List (2023)

Finding gluten-free ice cream options at the grocery store can be a maddening process. Use this list to guide you.

I’m an ice cream fanatic. I want ice cream even when the snow is beating at my door. The frustrating thing about buying ice cream, though, is that it can be a major pain to find a product that’s safe for my gluten-free diet. I don’t want to stand in the freezer section for 15 minutes trying to find gluten-free ice cream brands I can trust.

You’re probably the same way, so we’ve created this gluten-free ice cream list to help you find a GF ice cream brand you feel safe turning to.

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18 Popular Gluten-Free Ice Cream Brands

Save time while shopping by referencing this list of gluten-free ice cream brands and the products they say are safe for your gluten-free lifestyle. We’ve also included helpful information about where you can buy these items and how the brands avoid gluten cross-contact.

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Arctic Zero logo

Arctic Zero 

Here’s a list of Arctic Zero gluten-free ice cream flavors:

  • Classic Vanilla
  • Pistachio
  • Cookie Shake
  • Purely Chocolate
  • Salted Caramel
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Hint of Mint
  • Cake Batter

Cross-Contact: All of their products, with the exception of two flavors, are certified gluten free. They also use extremely strict sanitation policies to prevent cross-contact. (Source: Arctic Zero)

Ben & Jerry's logo

Ben & Jerry’s 

Here’s a list of gluten-free ice cream Ben and Jerry’s offers:

Ben & Jerry’s Certified Gluten-Free Flavors

  • Cherry Garcia® (pints and mini cups)
  • Cherry Garcia FroYo
  • Cherry Garcia Non-Dairy
  • Chunky Monkey®
  • Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz®
  • Karamel Sutra Core®
  • Karamel Sutra Core® Non-Dairy
  • New York Super Fudge Chunk®
  • Phish Food®
  • Phish Food® Non-Dairy
  • Pistachio Pistachio
  • Vanilla
  • Vanilla Caramel Fudge

Ben & Jerry’s Naturally Gluten-Free Flavors

  • Butter Pecan Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Peanut Buttery Swirl Ice Cream
  • Go-To Cold Brew Ice Cream
  • Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
  • Punch Line Ice Cream
  • Triple Caramel Chunk Ice Cream
  • Strawberry Ice Cream
  • Berry Berry Extraordinary Sorbet
  • Lemonade Sorbet
  • Raspberry Low Fat Frozen Yogurt
  • Coconut Almond Fudge Chip Non-Dairy
  • Coffee Caramel Fudge Non-Dairy
  • Cold Brew Coffee Fudge Chip Non-Dairy

Cross-Contact: Ben & Jerry’s follows strict sanitation policies to help prevent allergen cross-contact. They also work closely with their suppliers to verify all ingredients so that their packaging has the most up-to-date ingredient labels. If there is a chance of allergen cross-contact, their products will always have an “Allergy Information” statement.

That information is helpful for an allergy to wheat, but it doesn’t protect people who get sick when consuming gluten. Luckily, Ben & Jerry’s is another of the gluten-free ice cream brands to put a GFCO certification logo on products deemed safe for people with gluten sensitivity. (Source: Ben & Jerry’s)

Blue Bell Ice Cream logo

Blue Bell Ice Cream

Here’s a list of gluten-free ice cream Blue Bell offers:

  • Buttered Pecan
  • Dutch Chocolate
  • Homemade Vanilla
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Moo-llennium Crunch
  • Natural Vanilla Bean
  • Pecan Pralines ‘n Cream
  • Rocky Road
  • Strawberries & Homemade Vanilla
  • Strawberry
  • The Great Divide
  • Ultimate Neapolitan
  • Banana Split Sundae
  • Butter Crunch
  • Cotton Candy
  • French Vanilla
  • Happy Tracks
  • Mocha Almond Fudge
  • Orange Swirl
  • Peaches & Homemade Vanilla
  • Peppermint
  • Spiced Pumpkin Pecan
  • Banana Nut
  • Black Walnut
  • Cherry Vanilla
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Coffee
  • Creole Cream Cheese
  • Lemon
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Pistachio Almond
  • Rocky Mountain Road
  • Rum Raisin
  • Country Vanilla
  • Homemade Vanilla

Cross-Contact: Blue Bell’s website doesn’t have any information regarding their gluten-free ice cream flavors or how they avoid cross-contact. To gain further insight, we contacted them. In an email response, we were given the list above. Also, Blue Bell said that they follow manufacturing and cleaning policies that get rid of the possibility of cross-contact in their products.

Breyers logo


Here’s a list of Breyers gluten-free ice cream flavors:

  • Black Raspberry Chocolate
  • Butter Pecan
  • CarbSmart Chocolate
  • CarbSmart Vanilla
  • Cherry Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Coffee
  • Creamsicle
  • Extra Creamy Chocolate
  • Extra Creamy Vanilla
  • French Vanilla
  • Homemade Vanilla
  • Lactose Free Chocolate
  • Lactose Free Vanilla
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Natural Strawberry
  • Natural Vanilla
  • No Sugar Added Butter Pecan
  • No Sugar Added Caramel Swirl
  • No Sugar Added Vanilla
  • No Sugar Added Vanilla Chocolate Strawberry
  • Non-Dairy Vanilla Peanut Butter
  • Peach
  • Salted Caramel
  • Vanilla Chocolate
  • Vanilla Chocolate Strawberry
  • Vanilla Fudge Twirl

Cross-Contact: Breyers says that most of their ice creams are gluten free, and they are in the process of updating their packaging to make it easier to find their naturally gluten-free products. In an email reply to Gluten-Free Grubbin’, Breyers said that they have a very strict Allergen Management Program in their facilities, which helps them avoid cross-contact.

Additionally, if any of their products have the possibility of containing gluten, that product will always carry a “may contain” warning. (Source: Breyers)

Organic Nectars logo

Cashewtopia by Organic Nectars

Here’s a gluten-free ice cream list for Cashewtopia:

  • Cherry Chocolate Swirl
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Hazelnut
  • Mint Chocolate Swirl
  • Pistachio
  • Vanilla Bean

Cross-Contact: Add Cashewtopia to the list of gluten-free ice cream brands because all Cashewtopia gelato products are gluten free! We wanted to learn more about how Organic Nectars keeps gluten out of their production lines, so we contacted them. In an email response, ON simply said that their facilities are dedicated gluten free. (Source: Organic Nectars)

Coconut Bliss logo

Coconut Bliss

Here’s a list of gluten-free ice cream made by Coconut Bliss:

  • Madagascar Vanilla Bean
  • Infinite Coconut
  • Sea Salt Caramel & Chocolate
  • Caramel Macchiato
  • Salty Peanut Butter Chip
  • Vanilla Brownie Swirl
  • Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip
  • Golden Banana Brownie Swirl
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Cold Brew Coffee
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Walnut Brownie
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Decadence
  • Mint Chip Galactica
  • Peruvian Mocha Crunch
  • Ginger Cookie & Caramel
  • Sweet Cherry Amaretto

Cross-Contact: Coconut Bliss is one of only a few completely gluten-free ice cream brands. Their products are certified gluten-free by the GFCO, and they are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. (Source: Coconut Bliss)

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Here’s Coolhaus’ gluten-free ice cream list:

  • Tahitian and Madagascar Vanilla Bean Frozen Dessert
  • Salted Caramel, Toffee Crunch & Chocolate Chunk Frozen Dessert
  • Creamy Coffee, Fudge Swirl & Marcona Almond Frozen Dessert
  • Fresh Mint Leaf, Brown Sugar, Dark Chocolate Chip Frozen Desser

Cross-Contact: Coolhaus didn’t include their gluten or allergen cross-contact policy on their website, so we reached out to them to learn more. If we hear back, we will update this article. 

Dreyer's logo on top of Edy's logo

Dreyer’s (aka Edy’s on the East coast)

Here’s Dreyer’s and Edy’s gluten-free ice cream list:

  • Slow Churned Triple-Filled Creamy Chocolatey Cores
  • Slow Churned Triple-Filled Salted Caramel Cores
  • Slow Churned Butter Pecan
  • Slow Churned Caramel Delight
  • Slow Churned Chocolate
  • Slow Churned Chocolate Chip
  • Slow Churned Classic Vanilla
  • Slow Churned Coffee
  • Slow Churned French Vanilla
  • Slow Churned Fudge Tracks
  • Slow Churned Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Slow Churned Neapolitan
  • Slow Churned Peanut Butter Cup
  • Slow Churned Rocky Road
  • Slow Churned Strawberry
  • Slow Churned Vanilla Bean
  • Limited Edition Slow Churned Frozen Hot Chocolate
  • Limited Edition Slow Churned Peppermint
  • No Sugar Added Slow Churned Butter Pecan
  • No Sugar Added Slow Churned Fudge Tracks
  • No Sugar Added Slow Churned Neapolitan
  • No Sugar Added Slow Churned Triple Chocolate
  • No Sugar Added Slow Churned Vanilla
  • No Sugar Added Slow Churned Vanilla Bean
  • Dreyer’s Classics Butter Pecan
  • Dreyer’s Classics Caramel Delight
  • Dreyer’s Classics Chocolate
  • Dreyer’s Classics Chocolate Chip
  • Dreyer’s Classics Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
  • Dreyer’s Classics Coffee
  • Dreyer’s Classics French Vanilla
  • Dreyer’s Classics Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Dreyer’s Classics Mocha Almond Fudge
  • Dreyer’s Classics Neapolitan
  • Dreyer’s Classics Rocky Road
  • Dreyer’s Classics Spumoni
  • Dreyer’s Classics Strawberry
  • Dreyer’s Classics Vanilla
  • Dreyer’s Classics Vanilla & Chocolate
  • Dreyer’s Classics Vanilla Bean
  • Limited Edition Dreyer’s Classics Peppermint
  • Limited Edition Dreyer’s Classics Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Limited Edition Dreyer’s Classics Touchdown Sundae
  • Limited Edition Dreyer’s Classics Triple Peanut Butter

Cross-Contact: According to Dreyer’s, as long as the ice cream doesn’t have added bakery products, it’s gluten free (with the exception of their Slow Churned French Silk). It’s not clear how Dreyer’s avoids cross-contact in their facilities, so we emailed them to find out.

They told us that while they don’t have gluten-free factories, they do conduct testing to ensure that all products that are labeled gluten free come in at less than 20 ppm of gluten. Dreyer’s advises that you always check the label because ingredients and manufacturing processes can change. (Source: Dreyer’s)

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Here’s a list of gluten-free ice cream Haagen Dazs produces:

  • Decadent Collection Banana Peanut Butter Chip Ice Cream
  • Butter Pecan Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Salted Fudge Truffle Non-Dairy
  • Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel HEAVEN Light Ice Cream
  • Coconut Caramel Non-Dairy
  • Coffee Chip Ice Cream (Formerly Java Chip)
  • Coffee Ice Cream
  • Cold Brew Espresso Chip HEAVEN Light Ice Cream
  • Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
  • Green Tea Ice Cream
  • Decadent Collection Honey Salted Caramel Almond Ice Cream
  • Mango Ice Cream
  • Mint Chip Ice Cream
  • Peanut Butter Chip HEAVEN Light Ice Cream
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Non-Dairy
  • Limited Edition Peppermint Bark Ice Cream
  • Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream
  • Pistachio Ice Cream
  • Rocky Road Ice Cream
  • Rum Raisin Ice Cream
  • Strawberry Ice Cream
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • Vanilla Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Vanilla Swiss Almond Ice Cream
  • White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Ice Cream

Cross-Contact: Haagen-Dazs says that their ice cream is safe from gluten unless the item has added bakery products in it. The company follows cleaning and sanitizing policies to help prevent gluten cross-contact. (Source: Haagen-Dazs)

Halo Top logo

Halo Top

Here’s the list of gluten-free ice cream Halo Top offers:

  • Birthday Cake
  • Candy Bar
  • Caramel Macchiato
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Almond Crunch
  • Chocolate Mocha Chip
  • Lemon Cake
  • Mint Chip
  • Oatmeal Cookie
  • Peaches & Cream
  • Peanut Butter Cup
  • Pistachio
  • Sea Salt Caramel
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Dairy Free Chocolate Almond Crunch
  • Dairy Free Peanut Butter Cup
  • Dairy Free Sea Salt Caramel

Cross-Contact: The above-listed Halo Top products are certified gluten-free by the GFCO. However, Halo Top doesn’t share any information about the steps they take to keep gluten out of their facilities. We’ll update you if we find out more.

Nada Moo! logo


Here’s the list of gluten-free ice cream made by NadaMoo!:

  • Pistachio Nut
  • Rockiest Road
  • Banana Caramel Crunch
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Birthday Cake Cookie Dough
  • Cookie Dough Fudge
  • Caramel Cold Brew & Cookies
  • Marshmallow Stardust
  • Organic Chocolate
  • Maple Pecan
  • Cookies & Creme
  • Organic Vanilla Bean
  • Organic Mint Chip
  • Organic Chocolate Peanut Butter

Cross-Contact: NadaMoo!, one of the completely gluten-free ice cream brands, offers certified gluten-free products. They have multiple manufacturing streams, so some facilities are dedicated gluten free, while others are shared.

However, the shared facilities are still certified GF. NadaMoo! follows cleaning, manufacturing and testing procedures that ensure all of their products come in below 5 ppm of gluten. (Source: NadaMoo!)

Nick’s Ice Cream logo

Nick’s Ice Cream 

The following is Nick’s gluten-free ice cream list:

  • Birthdäg Cake
  • Butter Pekan
  • Cherry Choka-Fläka
  • Coffee Karamell
  • Mint Chokladchip
  • Peanöt Butter Karamell
  • Peanöt Choklad Cup
  • Pumpkin Spice Swirl
  • Raspbär Swirl
  • Rocky Fjord
  • Sälta Karamell
  • Strawbär Swirl
  • Swedish Choklad
  • Swedish Munchies
  • Swedish Pistasch
  • Swedish Vanilj
  • Triple Choklad

Cross-Contact: Some of their products are certified by the GFCO, and Nick’s website clearly lists the above options as gluten free on their website. However, in an email to Gluten-Free Grubbin’, a Nick’s rep told us that they don’t follow any protocols in their facilities to prevent gluten cross-contact. They advise not eating their products if you have a “severe gluten allergy.”

Given that they have a GFCO certification, I believe that Nick’s just needs to update their ice cream information. (Source: Nicks)

Snoqualmie Ice Cream logo

Snoqualmie Ice Cream

This is a list of Snoqualmie’s gluten-free ice cream:

  • Snoqualmie Organic Chocolate
  • Snoqualmie Organic Lavender
  • Snoqualmie Organic Mint Chip
  • Snoqualmie Organic Salty Caramel
  • Snoqualmie Organic Sweet Berries & Cream
  • Snoqualmie Ice Cream French Lavender
  • Snoqualmie Ice Cream French Vanilla
  • Snoqualmie Ice Cream Ginger
  • Snoqualmie Ice Cream Green Tea
  • Snoqualmie Ice Cream Iced Latte
  • Snoqualmie Ice Cream Island Coconut
  • Snoqualmie Ice Cream Lemon
  • Snoqualmie Ice Cream Mint Chocolate Chips
  • Snoqualmie Ice Cream MMMaple Whiskey
  • Snoqualmie Ice Cream Mountain Blackberry
  • Snoqualmie Ice Cream Mukilteo Mudd
  • Snoqualmie Ice Cream Salted Caramel
  • Snoqualmie Ice Cream Smooth Bourbon
  • Snoqualmie Ice Cream Vanilla Bean

Cross-Contact: Because Snoqualmie Ice Cream doesn’t talk about cross-contact on their website, we emailed them to find out more. In response, they merely stated, “We have a robust allergen program.”

They also clarified which ice creams are gluten free, explaining, “Any of our ice cream without inclusions which contain gluten are gluten-free.” Translation: If the ice cream doesn’t have typical gluten-containing add-ins (like brownies, cookies, cones), then it should be gluten free.

Gluten-Free Grubbin’ encourages you to check the label to ensure that you’re actually eating gluten-free ice cream, just to be safe.

So Delicious Dairy Free logo

So Delicious

Review this list of So Delicious gluten-free ice cream for dairy-free eaters:

  • Bananas Foster
  • Creamy Chocolate
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Salted Caramel Cluster
  • Dark Chocolate Truffle
  • Very Vanilla
  • Chocolate Cookies ‘N Cream
  • Chocolate Salted Caramel
  • S’mores
  • Creamy Vanilla Bean
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie
  • Peanut Butter and Raspberry
  • Oatmeal Cookie
  • Caramel Apple Crumble
  • Vanilla Bean No Sugar Added
  • Mint Chip No Sugar Added
  • Chocolate No Sugar Added
  • Butter Pecan No Sugar Added
  • Coconut Macaroon
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Oh-So Strawberry
  • Mocha Almond Fudge
  • Mint Chip
  • Cookie Dough
  • Cold Brew Coffee
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl
  • Creamy Vanilla
  • Mint Chip Frozen Mousse
  • Tiramisu Frozen Mousse
  • Mango Swirl Frozen Mousse
  • Peanut Butter Swirl Frozen Mousse
  • Strawberry Swirl Frozen Mousse
  • Salted Caramel Swirl Frozen Mousse
  • Chocolate Chip Frozen Mousse
  • Lemon Swirl Frozen Mousse

Cross-Contact: So Delicious is another gluten-free ice cream brand that is completely gluten free! They also do testing to ensure that their products are safe from the big eight allergens. (Source: So Delicious

Talenti gelato & sorbetto logo


Check out this list to find gluten-free ice cream Talenti produces:

  • Alphonso Mango Sorbetto
  • Belgian Chocolate Gelato
  • Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Gelato
  • Caribbean Coconut Gelato
  • Coconut Almond Chocolate Gelato
  • Coffee Chocolate Chip Gelato
  • Cold Brew Coffee Sorbetto
  • Dark Chocolate Sorbetto
  • Double Dark Chocolate Gelato
  • Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Gelato
  • Madagascan Vanilla Bean Gelato
  • Mediterranean Mint Gelato
  • Old World Eggnog Gelato
  • Organic Brown Butter Caramel
  • Organic Chocolate Mousse Gelato
  • Organic Ginger Matcha Gelato
  • Organic Oak-Aged Vanilla Gelato
  • Pacific Coast Pistachio Gelato
  • Peanut Butter Fudge Sorbetto
  • Peppermint Bark Gelato
  • Roman Raspberry Sorbetto
  • Southern Butter Pecan Gelato
  • Strawberry Hibiscus Sorbetto
  • Vanilla Caramel Swirl Gelato

Cross-Contact: Most of Talenti’s products are gluten free, but they don’t have dedicated gluten-free production lines. However, they do have a strict cleaning and sanitizing plan that they follow to prevent cross-contact. (Source: Talenti)

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Here’s a list of Tillamook gluten-free ice cream flavors:

  • Old-Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Oregon Strawberry Ice Cream
  • Tillamook Mudslide Ice Cream
  • Banana Split Ice Cream
  • Caramel Butter Pecan Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
  • Coffee Almond Fudge Ice Cream
  • French Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  • Mountain Huckleberry Ice Cream
  • Neapolitan Ice Cream
  • Oregon Dark Cherry Ice Cream
  • Oregon Hazelnut & Salted Caramel Ice Cream
  • Peaches and Cream Ice Cream
  • Rocky Road Ice Cream
  • Udderly Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • White Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream
  • Double Nutty Peanut Butter Ice Cream
  • Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee Ice Cream
  • Sea Salt & Honeycomb Toffee Frozen Custard
  • Dark Chocolate & Red Raspberry Frozen Custard
  • Maple & Candied Pecan Frozen Custard
  • Salted Caramel Frozen Custard

Cross-Contact: Tillamook says that all of their ice cream is gluten free, except for flavors that include baked items. They don’t have any information regarding how they avoid allergen cross-contact, so we reached out to them.

In an email response, Tillamook told us that all their ice cream is made on shared equipment; however, they follow strong cleaning and sanitation practices to eliminate the possibility of cross-contact. It takes them 3-4 hours between production runs to do their cleaning. They add the shared equipment disclaimer on their products just to be extra safe. (Source: Tillamook)

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Turkey Hill

Check out this list to find gluten-free ice cream Turkey Hill offers:

  • American Dream Trio’politan
  • Banana Split
  • Belgian Style Chocolate
  • Black Cherry
  • Black Cherry Fudge
  • Black Raspberry
  • Blackberry Swirl
  • Blueberry
  • Butter Almond & Chocolate
  • Butter Pecan
  • Caramel, Chocolate & Vanilla Trio’politan
  • Choco Mint Chip
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Chocolate Chocolate Chip
  • Chocolate Marshmallow
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
  • Chocolate Raspberry Bliss Trio’politan
  • Chocolate Salted Caramel
  • Coco Loco Trio’politan
  • Columbian Coffee
  • Dark Chocolate Caramel Espresso
  • Deep Dark Chocolate
  • Dutch Chocolate
  • Egg Nog
  • French Vanilla
  • Fudge Ripple
  • Gertrude Hawk Box of Chocolates
  • Homemade Vanilla
  • Mango
  • Milk Chocolate Fudge
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Moose Tracks
  • Neapolitan
  • Orange Cream Swirl
  • Original Vanilla
  • Peanut Butter Ripple
  • Peanut Butter Sundae
  • Pistachio Almond
  • Praline Pecan
  • Raspberry Chocolate Chip
  • Raspberry Cream Swirl
  • Rocky Road
  • Rum Raisin
  • Salted Caramel
  • Strawberries and Cream
  • Triple Chocolate Trio’politan
  • Vanilla & Chocolate
  • Vanilla Almond Fudge
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Vanilla Bean & Chocolate
  • Vanilla Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla Salted Caramel

Cross-Contact: We wanted to learn more about how Turkey Hill prevents gluten cross-contact, so we emailed them. In response, a Turkey Hill rep said that the only ice cream products that have gluten in them are ones that contain baked items.

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NOTE: Umpqua gluten-free ice cream is tricky (see below to learn why), but we kept it on this list of gluten-free ice cream brands because it can be safe for many gluten-free eaters.

Umpqua doesn’t specifically list gluten-free flavors on their website, but they give this suggestion when trying to find a gluten-free ice cream flavor:

“Bottom line is that you have to read the ingredient statements for each flavor. If wheat, rye, barely [sic], corn or oat is listed then it has some form of gluten in the ice cream.”

Many gluten-free people will feel comfortable eating Umpqua ice cream just by reading the labels and avoiding products with gluten-containing ingredients. However, if you only eat certified gluten-free foods, then Umpqua ice cream is not right for you.

Cross-Contact: While Umpqua does follow thorough cleaning and sanitation processes, they will not completely guarantee that their ice cream is safe from gluten.

They suggest that people check the labels be on the lookout for wheat, rye, barley, corn and oat additives, as those are an indicator of gluten in their products. (Source: Umpqua)

Where To Buy: You can contact Umpqua directly to find out which stores carry their ice cream in your city. 

Beware When Buying Gluten-Free Ice Cream Brands

When buying gluten-free ice cream, you’ll want to avoid anything with cookies (cookie dough), brownies, or cone pieces unless the product is from one of the certified gluten-free ice cream brands.


Many sauces (chocolate sauce, caramel sauce) may be thickened with wheat flour, which contains gluten.

Malted Products

Additionally, malted products (malted milk balls) are made of malted barley and wheat flour, which are not safe for celiacs or those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Avoid malt in any form, even if the label lists “malt powder.”

Misleading Labels

Remember, the allergen information on the label does not always contain enough data to keep you safe if you have to avoid gluten. That’s because manufacturers only have to list the top eight allergens, which doesn’t include gluten (but it does include wheat). Barley malt extract, for example, contains no wheat ingredients, so “wheat” wouldn’t be listed on the allergen label of a product containing malt but no wheat. The absence of wheat does not necessarily make the product safe.

Additionally, look for phrases like, “Manufactured in a facility that processes wheat,” because you could get sick from cross-contact, depending on how sensitive you are.

Gluten-Free Ice Cream FAQ

Which brands of ice cream are gluten free?

  • Arctic Zero
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Blue Bell Ice Cream
  • Breyers
  • Cashewtopia by Organic Nectars
  • Coconut Bliss
  • Coolhaus
  • Dreyer’s
  • EDY’s
  • Haagen-Dazs
  • Halo Top
  • NadaMoo!
  • Nick’s Ice Cream
  • Snoqualmie Ice Cream
  • So Delicious
  • Talenti
  • Tillamook
  • Turkey Hill
  • Umpqua

Can celiacs eat ice cream?

Yes, celiacs can eat ice cream as long as it’s gluten-free. If you have celiac disease, you’ll be safest eating ice cream that’s certified gluten-free so you won’t have to worry. However, any ice cream with a gluten-free label should be safe.

What is the best gluten-free ice cream?

Ben & Jerry’s is the most popular gluten-free ice cream brand. Many of their beloved flavors are GFCO certified, and Ben & Jerry’s follows strict sanitation policies to help prevent allergen cross-contact.

Why is ice cream not gluten free naturally?

Ice cream often contains cookies, brownies and other add-ins that are not gluten-free. Malt extract is a very popular sweetener used in ice cream to add a toasted, caramel flavor, but it is not gluten-free because it is derived from barley. Many ice cream manufacturers have started removing these gluten-containing add-ins to create gluten-free ice cream that is safe for people with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

Is gluten-free ice cream healthy?

Gluten-free ice cream is not healthier than regular ice cream. In general, ice cream typically contains high levels of fat, sugar, and artificial additives; however, gluten-free ice cream can be part of a healthy, balanced diet when consumed in moderation.

Does gluten-free ice cream taste different?

No! Ice cream is easy to make gluten-free, and most people will not notice a difference between gluten-free and regular ice cream. In fact, many of Ben & Jerry’s traditional and well-loved flavors are certified gluten-free.

Gluten-Free Ice Cream Brands: Share the Love

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