Gluten-Free Ice Cream Brands: A Complete List (2020)

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

As the weather starts to warm up, my desire for ice cream increases, and that’s saying something because 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.

We figured you’re probably the same way, so we’ve created this gluten-free ice cream list to help.

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20 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-contamination.

This post is informational only. Gluten-Free Grubbin’ will not receive compensation in any form for mentioning these products or brands.

Arctic Zero 

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

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

Where To Buy: Arctic Zero’s where to find us page can help you find their flavors near you or online. 


Ben & Jerry’s 

  • Cherry Garcia
  • Chunky Monkey
  • Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz
  • New York Super Fudge Chunk
  • Pistachio Pistachio
  • Vanilla
  • Vanilla Caramel Fudge
  • Vanilla Toffee Bar Crunch
  • Moophoria Cherry Garcia with a Twist
  • Frozen Yogurt Cherry Garcia
  • Non-Dairy Cherry Garcia
  • Non-Dairy Chunky Monkey
  • Pint Slices Cherry Garcia
  • Pint Slices Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz
  • Pint Slices Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup

Cross-Contamination: Ben & Jerry’s follows strict sanitation policies to help prevent cross-contamination. 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 cross-contamination, their products will always have an “Allergy Information” statement. (Source: Ben & Jerry’s)

Where To Buy: Ben & Jerry’s “Ice cream near me” tool is a great way to find out where you can go to pick up a pint.


Blue Bell Ice Cream

  • 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-Contamination: Blue Bell’s website doesn’t have any information regarding their gluten-free ice cream flavors or how they avoid cross-contamination. 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-contamination in their products.

Where To Buy: You can use the Blue Bell store locator to see if you can find their GF ice cream in your city.


Breyers

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

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

Where To Buy: Use this locator to find a retailer that sells Breyers gluten-free ice cream near you.


Cashewtopia by Organic Nectars

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

Cross-Contamination: 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)

Where To Buy: Visit the Organic Nectars web store to order a pint (or more!) of Cashewtopia gelato.


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-Contamination: 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)

Where To Buy: Use this Coconut Bliss product locator to find their GF ice cream near you. 


Coolhaus

  • 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-Contamination: Coohlaus didn’t include their gluten or allergen cross-contamination policy on their website, so we reached out to them to learn more. If we hear back, we will update this article. 

Where To Buy: This retailers page will show you where you can purchase Coolhaus ice cream in your area.


Dream

  • Almond Dream Cappuccino Swirl
  • Almond Dream Chocolate
  • Almond Dream Praline Crunch
  • Almond Dream Vanilla
  • Almond Dream Toffee Almond Fudge
  • Almond Dream Vanilla Dessert Bites
  • Almond Dream Chocolate Dessert Bites

Cross-Contamination: Dream is among the completely gluten-free ice cream brands, but they have a product warning indicating that they use shared equipment. We contacted Dream to find out more about how they avoid gluten in their facilities. They responded to let us know that they have a strict allergen control program that helps prevent cross-contamination for all of their products, regardless of whether the product is considered gluten free. Additionally, products marked “gluten free” or that contain the GFCO logo have been tested and found to have less than 20 ppm of gluten.

Where To Buy: Use this Dream product locator to search for specific products at a retailer near you.


Dreyer’s (AKA EDY’s on the East coast)

  • 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-Contamination: 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-contamination 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)

Where To Buy: Use this where to buy tool to find Dreyer’s ice cream in a store near you. 


Haagen-Dazs

  • 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-Contamination: 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-contamination. (Source: Haagen-Dazs)

Where To Buy: This Haagen-Dazs locator will help you find their products in your area. 


Halo Top

  • 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 Birthday Cake
  • Dairy Free Candy Bar
  • Dairy Free Chocolate
  • Dairy Free Chocolate Almond Crunch
  • Dairy Free Peanut Butter Cup
  • Dairy Free Sea Salt Caramel

Cross-Contamination: 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.

Where To Buy: To find specific Halo Top ice cream flavors around your town, use their where-to-buy tool.


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-Contamination: NadaMoo!, one of the completely gluten-free ice cream brands, offers certified GF products. They have multiple manufacturing streams, so some facilities are dedicated gluten free and 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!)

Where To Buy: Use the online retailer search tool to find NadaMoo! GF ice cream at your local grocery store. If you can’t find NadaMoo! near you, you can fill out a request form.


Nick’s Ice Cream 

  • Butter Pekan
  • Mint Chokladchip
  • Coffee Karamell
  • Swedish Vanilj
  • Swedish Cookie Dough
  • Salta Karamell
  • Swedish Choklad
  • Birthdag Cake
  • Swedish Lemon Bar
  • Swedish Pistasch
  • Strawbar Swirl

Cross-Contamination: 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-contamination. They advise not eating their products if you have a severe gluten allergy. (Source: Nicks)

Where To Buy: Nick’s product locator helps you find their Swedish-style gluten-free ice cream. 


Snoqualmie 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-Contamination: Because Snoqualmie Ice Cream doesn’t talk about cross-contamination 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 GF ice cream, just to be safe.

Where To Buy: This store locator will help you find Snoqualmie Ice Cream products in your city. 


So Delicious

  • 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-Contamination: 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

Where To Buy: You can use this So Delicious store locator to find their products in your area or online.


Steve’s Ice Cream

  • Burnt Sugar Vanilla
  • Blueberry Lemon Ice Box Cake
  • Wildflower Honey Pistactio
  • Chocolate Cherry Blossom
  • Chocolate Salty Caramel
  • Passion Carnivale
  • Moroccan Mash Up
  • Cold Brewed Cinnamon Coffee

Cross-Contamination: A rep for Steve’s Ice Cream gave us the list above and indicated that there are no gluten-containing ingredients in those items. However, the products are not labeled “gluten free,” because the company doesn’t do testing to make sure the finished items are actually free from gluten. Their gluten-free ice cream flavors are made in a shared facility on shared equipment. Unfortunately, Steve’s didn’t give any information about the cleaning and sanitizing procedures they follow, so this product may not be safe for some people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.

Where To Buy: Steve’s Ice Cream Find a Store page will help you locate a retailer that sells Steve’s products in a city near you.


Talenti

  • 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-Contamination: 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-contamination. (Source: Talenti)

Where To Buy: Talenti’s product locator allows you to narrow your search by gluten-free gelato and sorbetto, then by zip or city. The results will show you exactly how many products are available in a certain store.


Tillamook

  • 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
  • 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

Cross-Contamination: 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-contamination, 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-contamination. 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)

Where To Buy: Use their Tillamaps page to find Tillamook gluten-free ice cream in your area.


 Turkey Hill

  • 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-Contamination: We wanted to learn more about how Turkey Hill prevents gluten cross-contamination, 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.

Where To Buy: The Turkey Hill store locator allows you to find stores that carry Turkey Hill products. You cannot lead your search by product, so it’s not clear which items are in those stores.


Umpqua

Umpqua doesn’t list their gluten-free flavors on their website. But, they give this suggestion when trying to find a GF 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.”

Cross-Contamination: While Umpqua does follow thorough cleaning and sanitation processes, they cannot 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. 

What To Watch for When Buying Gluten-Free Ice Cream

When buying GF 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.

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.”

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 contamination, depending on how sensitive you are.

Grab a gluten-free ice cream cone (they exist!) and heap that sucker with one of these safe ice cream options. But before you do, comment below letting us know which of these gluten-free ice cream brands you like the most.

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