Try itAugust/September 2018 Issue

The Best Gluten-Free Ice Cream

We dish up the top gluten-free, dairy-free frozen desserts.


Best Overall Gluten- and Dairy-Free Ice Cream

Here’s the scoop. We taste-tested at least 30 different ice cream alternatives and these three brands completely won us over. A bonus: They’re readily available in most grocery stores.

Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss

Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss makes delicious flavors from high-quality, organic gluten-free ingredients and a coconut milk base. This company never skimps on quality or flavor, using organic fair trade dark chocolate in its ice cream and organic gluten-free sprouted brown rice flour in its cookie flavors. All ice creams are certified gluten-free, certified organic, dairy-free and soy-free.

$5.99 for 1 pint

So Delicious Dairy Free

So Delicious Dairy Free makes gluten-free, dairy-free frozen desserts with coconut, almond, cashew and soy milk bases. So Delicious is a favorite for its traditional ice cream flavors like Chocolate and Cookies ‘N Cream, as well as unique new flavors like Blueberry Cardamom and Cold Brew Coffee. If tolerated, try their deliciously creamy cashew-based frozen desserts. We love Chocolate Drizzled Bananas Foster and Peachy Maple Pecan. Certified gluten-free.

$5.99 for 1 pint


Made with coconut milk, NadaMoo consistently innovates with new flavor combinations, including Cookie Dough Fudge, Caramel Cold-Brew & Cookies, and Strawberry Cheesecake. All are certified gluten-free and certified vegan. If you love creative ice cream flavors, this brand is for you.

$5.49 for 1 pint

Halo Top ice cream

Best GF Ice Cream with Alternative Sweeteners

Halo Top is made with coconut milk and offers innovative gluten-free, dairy-free flavors, like Dairy-Free Candy Bar and Dairy-Free Oatmeal Cookie. Sweetened with stevia and erythritol. Note: Some varieties contain gluten and/or dairy.

$4.99 for 1 pint

Wink Frozen Desserts

Wink Frozen Desserts are sugar-free and low calorie, with only 100 calories per pint! Wink uses organic stevia and monk fruit to sweeten this great-tasting ice cream made with pea protein. (Yes, each pint contains 8 grams of vegan protein.) We love the Dark Chocolate and Cake Batter varieties.

$8 for 1 pint

Best Ice Cream Sandwich

Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss

Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss

Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss new cookie sandwich, available in Vanilla and Dark Chocolate, is the best alternative ice cream sandwich around. Creamy coconut-based frozen dessert is sandwiched between two gluten-free hemp seed chocolate chip cookies made with sprouted gluten-free flours. A real treat! Certified gluten-free, certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.

$5.49 for 1 box

Best Banana-Based

Fronana gluten free ice cream

Crafted to be healthy and free from the top 8 allergens, Fronana is made from frozen bananas with a short list of ingredients and no added sugar or sweeteners. If you can’t find it at a store near you, you can order pints online.

$12.50 for 1 pint

Outshine gluten free ice cream

Known for its fruit-based bars, Outshine recently launched a dairy-free, gluten-free banana-based ice cream alternative. It’s available in Strawberry Banana, Berry Blend, Tropical Blend and (our favorite) Sunrise Blend, made with peach puree and tangerine juice. Fresh and delicious.

$4.39 for a 14-ounce container

Best Top 8 Allergen Free

Perfectly Free gluten free ice cream

Perfectly Free ice cream has a coconut milk base and no tree nuts or peanuts. Free of the top 8 allergens, this frozen dessert comes in Strawberry Sundae, Caramel Café and Fudge Swirl flavors. Certified gluten-free and manufactured in a dedicated free-from facility.

$4.99 for 1 pint

Missing the Cone?

let's do gluten free ice cream cones

Check out Let’s Do Gluten Free Sugar Cones and Cake Style Cones, along with Organic Confetti Sprinkelz from Edward & Sons.

$4.79 for 1 box sugar cones (12 cones); $3.99 for 1 box cake-style cones (12 cones); $2.99 for 1 box Sprinkelz

So Delicious Dairy Free cocowhip

Top This!

For an extra splurge, top your sundae or frozen dessert with So Delicious Dairy Free CocoWhip! non-dairy whipped topping.

$3.99 for 1 tub

ice cream cones

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Always read labels carefully. Manufacturers can change ingredients without warning. Not every product sold by every company listed is gluten-free or allergy-friendly. When in doubt, confirm ingredients directly with the manufacturer.

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