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There’s nothing like the creamy, sweet taste of ice cream. We can’t get enough!

But if you have celiac disease or another gluten-related disorder, picking a scoop can be a lot more complicated.

Many ice creams contain gluten — a group of proteins found in wheat, barley, and certain other grains — or are processed in a shared facility that makes cross contamination a concern.

While celiac disease impacts only about 1% of the population, non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is much more common. In fact, NCGS affects up to 6% of the general population (1, 2).

Even though gluten-free products are becoming more widely available, it can be difficult to find gluten-free varieties of some foods, such as ice cream. But this doesn’t mean you have to give up America’s favorite treat!

This article lists 10 of the best gluten-free ice cream brands of 2022.

How we chose the best gluten-free ice cream brands

  • Gluten-free and delicious. We selected the best-tasting ice creams that carry a “gluten-free” label.
  • Dietary needs and preferences. We included a mix of dairy-based and plant-based ice cream treats to make sure there’s a product to suit every taste and dietary preference.
  • Vetting. All the products included have been vetted to ensure that they meet Healthline’s medical and business standards.

We didn’t consider calories, fat, or added sugar when making our selections because, let’s be real, ice cream is made to be delicious, and some delicious things are sweet and calorie-dense!

However, we did mention brands that are lower in sugar for those who prefer to keep their added sugar intake low.

When shopping for a gluten-free ice cream product, the most important consideration is whether the product contains gluten.

While some ingredients, such as cake or cookie dough pieces, often indicate the presence of gluten, some brands use gluten-free flour in flavors that contain these mix-ins to make them safe for people who can’t eat gluten.

Therefore, it’s important to check the ingredient label for gluten-containing ingredients such as wheat flour and barley malt syrup. Many brands will also include a note in the ingredients section that mentions whether the product contains common allergens such as gluten.

Keep in mind that even if gluten-containing ingredients aren’t present in the ice cream, there may be a risk of cross contamination if the ice cream was produced in a facility that handles gluten-containing products.

This is why people who have celiac disease and those who wish to completely avoid gluten should look for a “gluten-free” label.

All foods labeled “gluten-free,” “free of gluten,” “no gluten,” or “without gluten” must have less than 20 parts per million of gluten, according to rules set by the Food and Drug Administration (3).

Other factors to consider before purchasing a gluten-free ice cream include price, available flavors, and additional dietary needs and preferences. For example, some gluten-free ice creams are also dairy-free or vegan.

A note on price

Buying frozen items online

Some online vendors offer ice cream for purchase. This can be a convenient option as long as safe and timely delivery is guaranteed. Online ordering may not be available in all areas, so you may have to look for products locally.

Prices

General price ranges are indicated below with dollar signs ($–$$$). One dollar sign means the product is rather affordable, whereas three dollar signs indicate a higher cost.

Generally, prices range from $0.16–$0.68 per ounce (30 mL), or $4.48–$8.99 per package, though this may vary depending on where you shop.

Pricing guide

  • $ = under $0.25 per ounce (30 mL)
  • $$ = $0.25–$0.50 per ounce (30 mL)
  • $$$ = over $0.50 per ounce (30 mL)

Best dairy-based gluten-free ice creams

The following products are excellent choices for people who can tolerate cow’s milk and want or need to follow a gluten-free diet.

Ben & Jerry’s

Price: $$

Ben & Jerry’s is a popular brand among ice cream enthusiasts. The brand offers certified gluten-free flavors for those following gluten-free diets, including fan favorites like Cherry Garcia, Phish Food, and Vanilla Caramel Fudge.

As a bonus, Ben & Jerry’s also offers a handful of nondairy, certified gluten-free ice cream flavors, such as Bananas Foster and Boom Chocolatta.

Here are the nutrition facts per 2/3-cup (143-gram) serving of Ben & Jerry’s gluten-free Vanilla ice cream (4):

  • Calories: 330
  • Fat: 21 grams
  • Protein: 6 grams
  • Carbs: 28 grams
  • Added sugar: 21 grams

Who should scoop it: people looking for a gluten-free ice cream brand that offers a variety of flavors with creative mix-ins

Who should skip it: those interested in gluten-free ice creams that are lower in added sugar

Alden’s Organics

Price: $

Alden’s Organics is an Oregon-based company that offers a wide variety of dairy-based ice cream flavors that are certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO).

The company’s ice cream products are also free of high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners, flavorings, and colors.

Examples of gluten-free flavors include Peanut Butter Fudge, Salted Caramel, Coffee Chip, Strawberry, and Mint Chip.

Here are the nutrition facts per 2/3-cup (89-gram) serving of Alden’s Organics Vanilla Bean ice cream (5):

  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 12 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Carbs: 22 grams
  • Added sugar: 15 grams

Who should scoop it: those who prefer organic foods — Alden’s Organics ice cream is made with organic milk

Who should skip it: people avoiding dairy, such as vegans and those who are lactose intolerant

Straus Family Creamery

Price: $$

Straus Family Creamery is an ice cream brand that’s committed to sustainable practices.

They offer organic ice cream made with milk from 12 independently owned certified organic dairy farms in Marin and Sonoma counties in California, including the Straus Family Dairy Farm.

All their organic ice creams are gluten-free and certified kosher. They offer delicious flavors like Chai Latte, Snickerdoodle, Raspberry Chip, and Cookies & Cream.

Here are the nutrition facts for a 2/3-cup (110-gram) serving of Straus Organic Vanilla Bean ice cream (6):

  • Calories: 270
  • Fat: 19 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Carbs: 22 grams
  • Added sugar: 17 grams

Who should scoop it: people interested in gluten-free, organic ice cream that’s produced using sustainable practices

Who should skip it: people avoiding dairy, such as vegans and those who are lactose intolerant

Best gluten-free gelato brand

Talenti

Price: $$

You can’t miss the mind-melting creaminess of Talenti’s rich, delicious gelato treats.

Currently, Talenti offers 11 gluten-free flavors, including Vanilla Caramel Swirl, Southern Butter Pecan, Peppermint Bark, and Pacific Coast Pistachio.

Here are the nutrition facts per 2/3-cup (129-gram) serving of Talenti Madagascan Vanilla Bean gelato (7):

  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 12 grams
  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Carbs: 32 grams
  • Added sugar: 24 grams

Who should scoop it: people who love the texture and taste of gelato, which is denser and typically a bit sweeter than ice cream

Who should skip it: people who dislike gelato or avoid eating dairy

Best plant-based gluten-free ice cream brands

For people following plant-based diets and those who can’t tolerate or choose not to eat dairy, here are some of the best choices for gluten-free, nondairy ice cream products.

Coconut Bliss

Price: $$

Founded by Luna Marcus and Larry Kaplowitz, Coconut Bliss is an Oregon-based company that specializes in coconut-based ice cream treats.

Their ice creams are stuffed with gluten-free baked goods and fair trade, USDA-certified organic ingredients.

Coconut Bliss’s product line of gluten-free flavors includes Legendary Cookie Dough, Classic Dark Chocolate, Sweet Cherry Amaretto, and Golden Banana Brownie Swirl.

In addition to their irresistible ice creams, Coconut Bliss makes divine gluten- and dairy-free ice cream sandwiches in Madagascan Vanilla and Dark Chocolate flavors.

The cookie sandwiches are made with sprouted brown rice flour, so they’re safe for those who can’t eat gluten.

Here are the nutrition facts per 2/3-cup (110-gram) serving of Coconut Bliss Madagascan Vanilla Bean frozen dessert (8):

  • Calories: 240
  • Fat: 19 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Carbs: 18 grams
  • Added sugar: 12 grams

Who should scoop it: people who need a dairy-free and gluten-free ice cream product but don’t want to miss out on creative flavor combinations, as well as people craving gluten-free ice cream sandwiches

Who should skip it: people who don’t like coconut, as all Coconut Bliss products are made with a coconut base

So Delicious

Price: $$

Dip your spoon into these nondairy ice creams made from almond, soy, coconut, oat, or cashew milk. All of So Delicious’s gluten-free products are certified by GFCO, so you can eat without worry.

Examples of gluten-free flavors include Chocolate Cookies n Creme, Caramel Apple Crumble, and No Sugar Added Chocolate.

Here are the nutrition facts per 2/3-cup (104-gram) serving So Delicious Very Vanilla Cashewmilk frozen dessert (9):

  • Calories: 190
  • Fat: 9 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Carbs: 26 grams
  • Added sugar: 19 grams

Who should scoop it: people who can’t tolerate dairy or gluten but want a variety of gluten- and dairy-free flavors to choose from; the no-sugar added-flavors are a great choice for people who want to cut back on the sweet stuff

Who should skip it: people who don’t like the taste of plant-based milks such as coconut, soy, and cashew milk

NadaMoo!

Price: $$

Birthday Cake, Cookie Dough Fudge, Strawberry Cheesecake, Maple Pecan — oh my! NadaMoo is a family-owned operation that makes deliciously creative dairy-free ice creams out of coconut milk.

Their products are certified gluten-free, and some are certified organic.

All of NadaMoo’s ice creams are much lower in sugar than ice creams from other brands. Plus, they offer no-sugar-added flavors for those who want to keep their added sugar intake to a minimum.

Here are the nutrition facts per 2/3-cup (95-gram) serving of NadaMoo! Organic Vanilla Bean frozen dessert (10):

  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 9 grams
  • Protein: 1 grams
  • Carbs: 18 grams
  • Added sugar: 2 grams

Who should scoop it: people who want a gluten-free, dairy-free ice cream that contains less — or no — added sugar

Who should skip it: people who don’t like coconut, as all of NadaMoo’s ice creams are made with a coconut milk base

Cado

Price: $$$

For people who aren’t into the taste of plant-based milks, Cado might be a better fit. Cado is a gluten-free ice cream brand that makes delicious frozen confections out of avocado puree and avocado oil.

Cado offers a variety of interesting flavors, including Chocolate Mud Pie, Salted Caramel, Java Chip, and Cherry Amaretto Chip.

Here are the nutrition facts per 2/3-cup (95-gram) serving of Cado Organic Vanilla Bean frozen dessert (11):

  • Calories: 226
  • Fat: 15 grams
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • Carbs: 24 grams
  • Added sugar: 16 grams

Who should scoop it: people who want a dairy-free frozen dessert but don’t like the taste of coconut milk or other plant-based milks

Who should skip it: people who don’t like or are allergic to avocados

Best gluten-free ice cream sandwiches

Rebel Ice Cream Sandwiches

Price: $$$

Rebel makes low sugar ice cream sandwiches that are also low in net carbs and contain little to no added sugar, thanks to the use of monk fruit, a natural sugar substitute.

Currently, Rebel Ice Cream Sandwiches are offered in three flavors: Chocolate Chip Vanilla, Double Chocolate Mint, and Double Peanut Butter.

Just keep in mind that while Rebel ice cream sandwiches are free of gluten-containing ingredients, the products aren’t certified gluten-free.

Here are the nutrition facts for one Chocolate Chip Vanilla sandwich (99 grams) (12):

  • Calories: 330
  • Fat: 30 grams
  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Carbs: 26 grams
  • Added sugar: 0 grams

Who should scoop it: people who love ice cream sandwiches but want to keep their added sugar intake to a minimum

Who should skip it: people avoiding dairy or those looking for a lower calorie treat

Best gluten-free mochi ice cream

Bubbies Ice Cream

Price: $$$

If you haven’t tried mochi, you’re missing out. Mochi is ice cream wrapped in a sweet rice dough. It’s the perfect combination of chewy and creamy that’s sure to hit the spot with ice cream lovers.

Bubbies offers a variety of certified gluten-free mochi flavors, including Blood Orange, Cookies & Creme, Matcha Green Tea, Passionfruit, and Triple Chocolate.

Plus, the small size of Bubbie mochi ice creams is perfect for when you just need a bite of something sweet.

Here are the nutrition facts for one Madagascar Vanilla mochi (35 grams) (13):

  • Calories: 90
  • Fat: 2.5 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Carbs: 15 grams
  • Added sugar: 9 grams

Who should scoop it: people who like the chewy, creamy texture of mochi ice cream

Who should skip it: people avoiding dairy or those who dislike the texture of mochi ice cream

Living a gluten-free lifestyle doesn’t have to mean missing out on frozen treats.

When shopping for a gluten-free ice cream, it’s important to read ingredient lists and check for gluten-free certifications.

Like most other sweet and calorie-dense products, ice cream isn’t made to be “healthy” or to be part of your daily diet. Rather, it’s meant to be enjoyed in moderation as a treat.

This means you can have a serving of your favorite ice cream from time to time without worrying about its added sugar, calorie, or fat content. After all, it’s your overall diet that matters most when it comes to promoting health.

All the products listed above can be delicious additions to a nourishing gluten-free diet that promotes a healthy relationship with food.