text in blue: Homemade Ice Cream Recipes, top photos: Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie Cake Batter Ice Cream, Passion Fruit Ice Cream, Vegan Chunky Monkey ice cream, and Lemon Ice Cream. Bottom row of photos: lavender ice cream, Dairy Free Matcha Ice Cream, strawberry ice cream, and coffee ice cream

40+ Homemade Ice Cream Recipes: Electric Ice Cream Maker

This Ice Cream Recipe Round-Up was so much fun to put together. You will love all the delicious flavors you can churn up in your ice cream maker!

As always, everything on Go Gluten Freely is gluten-free. I promise, you will not miss the gluten in any of these electric ice cream maker recipes!

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If you want to skip my spiel on equipment, go ahead and jump straight to the drool-worthy ice recipes! There are five flavor categories (all gluten-free): classic, rich, fun, fruit, and dairy-free.


An ice cream maker is the one essential piece of equipment you absolutely need to make these homemade ice cream recipes. Although some of the following recipes include no-churn options, you will have the creamiest ice cream if you invest in an electric ice cream maker.

The Cuisinart ICE-21P1 1.5 Quart Ice Cream Maker is an affordable, compact, easy-to-use ice cream machine that does all the hard work for you, with no ice or rock salt needed.

The Cuisinart ice cream maker comes in a few cute colors, which is a big selling point for me when it comes to kitchen appliances. It also comes in white, for more sensible folks who don’t buy appliances (and cars) based on color.

Pink Ice Cream Maker.

The rest of the items on this list are only helpful or necessary for some recipes. A couple of items are completely unnecessary and just for fun or convenience (ice cream bowls and tubs). If you find you enjoy making ice cream all the time, you may splurge for some of these. Otherwise, you can save money by using what you already have.

Fine Mesh Sieve – some recipes call for running your custard through a sieve to remove any lumps

Blender – I use my workhorse Blendec (like a Vitamix, but it fits under the counter) daily, but it’s pricey. For the handful of recipes below that call for a blender, any blender will work.

Kitchen Infrared Thermometer – for heating custards to a safe temperature

Double Boiler – for melting chocolate

Saucepan – some (not all, and not even most) of the recipes involve heating ingredients

Ice Cream Scooper – while you can use a spoon, an ice cream scooper is easier and gives you the satisfaction of a perfect scoop (or two or three)

Spatula – to scrape every last bit of ice cream goodness from the mixing bowl into your electric ice cream maker

Whisk – to thoroughly mix ingredients and add air for a light, creamy texture

Large Mixing Bowl – for mixing ingredients before adding to your ice cream maker

Fun Ice Cream Tubs – like Tovolo Glide-a-Scoop, to store ice cream in the freezer. Of course, you can store it in any airtight container.

Ice Cream Bowls – entirely just for fun

6 colorful bowls of ice cream with mis-matched coordinating spoons. Bowls look like ice cream cones on the outside. Spoons shaped like ice cream cones.

Tiny Ice Cream Spoons – my kids love using these 4.7″ demitasse spoons to savor their ice cream… they like nothing better than being the last one eating ice cream!

Gluten-Free Homemade Ice Cream Recipes:

Classic Flavors

These classic ice cream flavors are perfect as-is for a good, old-fashioned bowl of ice cream. Or dress them up with your favorite toppings. Here’s a list of 100 Delicious Gluten-Free Ice Cream Toppings for inspiration!

eggless, homemade vanilla ice cream, in a cone, with sprinkles and a cherry on top
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
This No Egg Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe recipe is made without eggs, so there is no need to cook it. The texture is super creamy and the vanilla bean adds a ton of flavor. I promise you will be hooked!
Check out this recipe
a scooper dipping into a tub of homemade strawberry ice cream
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
A delicious and easy homemade eggless strawberry ice cream recipe made with cream and strawberries. The perfect summer dessert recipe.
Check out this recipe
a scooper dipping into a tub of German Chocolate Cake Ice Cream
Upgraded Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe (German Chocolate Cake Ice Cream)
Upgrade Classic Chocolate Ice Cream with this decadent recipe! German Chocolate Cake Ice Cream (no cake pieces) with homemade German chocolate cake frosting folded in is everything you love about cake without baking one.
Check out this recipe
black and white image of gluten-free Cookies and Cream Homemade gIce Cream Recipe
Cookies and Cream Homemade Ice Cream Recipe
This Cookies and Cream Homemade Ice Cream has a creamy vanilla ice cream base with chunks of gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies throughout! It seriously only takes a few minutes to make (minus freezing time) and is a wonderful marriage of flavors that so many of us love! Make with Gluten-Free Oreo Cookies or your favorite gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookies. This recipe is gluten-free, nut-free and egg-free!
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Rich Flavors

This section of recipes is just for ice cream connoisseurs who truly appreciate ice cream’s most decadent flavors, like coffee, chocolate, tea, Nutella, and more

3 scoops of Homemade Coffee Ice Cream, and a scooper dipping into a tub of Homemade Coffee Ice Cream
Homemade Coffee Ice Cream
Learn how to make creamy and delicious coffee ice cream! It starts with a custard base of egg yolks and heavy cream and churned in an ice cream maker.
Check out this recipe
Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe
This homemade butter pecan ice cream is smooth, creamy and sweet! It’s the perfect gluten free dessert for any occasion.
Check out this recipe
a waffle cone with (bright red) Red Velvet Ice Cream
Red Velvet Ice Cream
Amazing Red Velvet Ice Cream with a delicious cream cheese swirl. Completely delicious ice cream until the very last scoop!
Check out this recipe
a scooper dipping into a tub of Double Chocolate Mint Chip Gelato Ice Cream
Double Chocolate Mint Chip Gelato Ice Cream
Double Chocolate Mint Chip gelato is a rich chocolate frozen custard infused with a hint of mint and punctuated by shards of dark chocolate. With less fat than ice cream, this gelato surpasses traditional mint chocolate chip ice cream!
Check out this recipe
two white bowls of Chocolate And Coffee Ice Cream on a white counter, one of the bowls in the foreground and the other in the background
Chocolate And Coffee Ice Cream Recipe
This homemade chocolate and coffee ice cream recipe is both simple and unique. It has a subtle taste of coffee without being overpowering and the delicious chocolate flavor is made with homemade or store-bought gluten-free chocolate sauce.
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a scooper dipping into a tub of Butter Brickle Ice Cream
Butter Brickle Ice Cream
This Butter Brickle Ice Cream recipe is rich, buttery smooth, and taken to the next level with easy homemade toffee. Perfect for summer!
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Chocolate Marshmallow Ice Cream in two bowls, mini marshmallows and a spoon on the counter
Chocolate Marshmallow Ice Cream
This homemade chocolate ice cream has double the marshmallow fun. It’s loaded with swirls of gooey marshmallow fluff & tons of soft mini marshmallows.
Check out this recipe
3 scoops of Earl Grey Custard in a white bowl with a spoon
Earl Grey Custard
Earl Grey frozen custard is a decadent treat for the summer heat.
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Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream in a bowl, topped with marshmallows and nuts, parts of white mini pumpkins in the background
Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
This Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream tastes like a mild pumpkin pie, autumn on a spoon! It only takes about 15 minutes to whip up (minus freezing time) and will go perfectly with all your autumn bakes! It’s creamy, sweet and of course, gluten free, as well as nut free and eggless!
Check out this recipe
Black Forest Ice Cream (Chocolate Cherry) in a bowl with a spoon, on a red & white polkadot napkin
Black Forest Ice Cream (Chocolate Cherry)
Black Forest Ice Cream is the perfect combination of creamy chocolate ice cream, sweet dark cherries, and rich chocolate chunks.
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Nutella Ice Cream (No Cook, Eggless) in a white bowl, a jar of Nutella in the background
Nutella Ice Cream (No Cook, Eggless)
Learn how to make a small batch of homemade no-cook egg-free Nutella Ice Cream with 5 ingredients.
Check out this recipe
a scooper dipping into a tub of Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie Cake Batter Ice Cream
Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie Cake Batter Ice Cream
If you love chocolate ice cream, you are going to fall head over heels for this chocolate brownie cake batter ice cream! And, it’s gluten free!
Check out this recipe

Fun Flavors

From cake to candy canes and flowers, you’ll love this collection of fun flavors!

Gluten Free Birthday Cake Ice Cream with colorful sprinkles, an ice cream scooper with a blue handle on the table next to the ice cream tub
Gluten Free Birthday Cake Ice Cream Recipe (Ice Cream That Tastes Just Like Cake)
An insanely good birthday cake ice cream recipe that’s also gluten free! You’ll be making it again and again all summer long!
Check out this recipe
Homemade Lavender Ice Cream in an upside down cone on a round marble slab, lavender and flowers for decoration
Homemade Lavender Ice Cream
Keeping things extra sweet today with this super creamy, extra delicious Homemade Lavender Ice Cream! You will love this unique floral flavor!
Check out this recipe
four scoops of Avocado Ice Cream
Avocado Ice Cream
Avocado ice cream is a delicious gluten-free frozen dessert. It is perfect for summer and an easy recipe to make at home. 
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Homemade Sweet Potato Ice Cream with nuts and marshmallows, in a cone, resting in a rack
Homemade Sweet Potato Ice Cream
This decadent Homemade Sweet Potato Ice Cream will be your new favorite dessert for the fall season! It’s perfectly spiced, sweet and swirled with toasted marshmallow, brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans.
Check out this recipe
Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream in a tall glass and also in a short glass bowl
Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Perfectly sweet, tangy, lemon-y, and full of blueberries! This Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is easy to make, delicious, and a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
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three scoops of Peppermint Ice Cream in a white bowl with a spoon
Easy Peppermint Ice Cream Recipe
This easy homemade peppermint ice cream is delicious at Christmas or all year. It’s a no-cook recipe making it quick and easy.
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Fruit Flavors

These are my personal favorite flavors of ice cream, sweet treats where you can truly taste the fresh ingredients….. where real fruit overpowers the sugar. These recipes are delicious year-round, but never better than in the heat of summer!

3 cones of Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream, lemon slices, blueberries, and cone pieces scattered all over a white counter
Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream
Lemon Blueberry ice cream is the perfect summer ice cream treat. Zesty lemon ice cream is swirled with a simple, homemade blueberry jam. The blueberry swirl includes the option of adding vodka. Vodka itself is usually gluten-free, but added flavorings can contain gluten. Read more at Beyond Celiac!
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two bowls of Banana Ice Cream, one bowl in the foreground on a mustard yellow napkin and one bowl in the background
Banana Ice Cream
Homemade banana ice cream is so quick & easy to make. All you need is 5 simple ingredients & your ice cream maker.
Check out this recipe
several scoops of Passion Fruit Ice Cream in a white bowl
Passion Fruit Ice Cream
This easy Passion Fruit Ice Cream made in the ice cream maker is fresh and creamy with a delicious tangy and sweet flavour.
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3 scoops of Melon Ice Cream in a white bowl with cut pieces of melon sprinkled around the ice cream
Melon Ice Cream
This easy melon ice cream is made with fresh fruit (cantaloupe or rockmelon) for sweet and juicy ice cream that’s full of fresh fragrant flavor.
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3 scoops of Lemon Ice Cream with a twisted lemon slice on top
Lemon Ice Cream
This homemade lemon ice cream is made with a traditional custard base for velvety ice cream that’s bursting with juicy lemon flavor.
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a hand holding a cone of cherry vanilla ice cream, with a cherry on top
Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream
This yummy homemade Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream can be made with Bing Cherries, Black Cherries or Rainer Cherries! The perfect Summer treat! The vanilla base for this cherry-vanilla ice cream includes the option to add bourbon, which is gluten-free, unless there are added flavors. Read more at Beyond Celiac.
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a tup of Homemade Strawberry Mint Ice Cream with three scoops on top, one on the table, and cones and cone pieces scattered around the table
Homemade Strawberry Mint Ice Cream!
Strawberry Mint Ice Cream is a treat that can be made with frozen or fresh strawberries. You will love the combination of mint & strawberry!
Check out this recipe
4 Ingredient Peach Ice Cream in two bowls with peach slices on a table with a green napkin and a cut peach
4 Ingredient Peach Ice Cream
Creamy 4 ingredient peach ice cream is a perfect summer treat. The base comes together in just a few minutes and it has the perfect fruity finish. Celebrate peach season and enjoy a cold treat
Check out this recipe
Apricot Ice Cream in a small bowl with a spoon and mint... counter has scattered cut apricots
Apricot Ice Cream
This fresh Apricot Ice Cream is very easy to make with just a few ingredients and your trusty ice cream maker! It's incredibly creamy and scoops easily straight from the freezer! So good with fresh apricots!
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a bowl of Lemon Orange Ice Cream with a white napkin and orange and lemon slices scattered on the counter
Lemon Orange Ice Cream Recipe
This homemade lemon orange ice cream is real genuine soft serve ice cream with a citrus base that is going to drive you wild. The maple syrup adds depth of flavor and a thickness to the ice cream mixture that balances out the citric acid from the orange juice.
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Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

Many people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance are also sensitive to dairy. This last category was made for you. Every one of these recipes is gluten-free and dairy-free, so you can enjoy the ice cream you love while still being kind to your tummy.

a scooper dipping into a tub of Vegan Chunky Monkey ice cream
Vegan Chunky Monkey Copycat Ice Cream
This vegan chunky monkey ice cream is a copycat recipe of the classic Ben & Jerry's flavour. Filled with fresh banana flavour and chunks of chocolate and walnuts, you would never guess that this delicious treat is gluten and dairy-free.
Check out this recipe
two bowls stacked with scoops of Coconut Espresso Ice Cream in the top bowl
Coconut Espresso Ice Cream – Five Ingredients
You are going to love this Coconut Espresso Ice Cream. It’s thick, creamy and just the right amount of sweetness. Gluten and dairy free.
Check out this recipe
a bowl of Gingerbread Ice Cream with an upside down cone and a gingerbread cookie on the ice cream, background includes another bowl of ice cream, a couple of cookies and a stack of cones
Gingerbread Ice Cream
This Gingerbread Ice Cream is the perfect rich and creamy holiday dessert. This recipe is: vegan, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and gluten-free!
Check out this recipe
3 scoops of Honey Lemon Ice Cream on an ice cream cone... lemon slices completely filling the background
Honey Lemon Ice Cream
Honey lemon ice cream, made with coconut milk, is a light and bright dessert year round. Sweetened only with honey and flavoured with vanilla and lemon zest.
Check out this recipe
green, Dairy Free Matcha Ice Cream in a white bowl with a spoon... visible white chocolate chips sprinkled on top
Dairy Free Matcha Ice Cream
This gluten free and dairy free white chocolate matcha ice cream is perfect for spring and summer! It’s silky, creamy, and slightly chewy like real-deal gelato. A must-try! To keep it gluten-free and dairy-free use Enjoy Life White Chocolate Chips.
Check out this recipe
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream in a bowl (another bowl stacked underneath) and vanilla beans and mint in the ice cream, strawberries and a spoon on the counter
3 Ingredient Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (Paleo, Vegan)
3 Ingredient Vanilla Bean Ice Cream – This Paleo treat is rich in healthy dairy free fats and loaded with vanilla bean specks.
Check out this recipe
Coconut Milk Ice Cream in a glass ice cream dish
Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Coconut milk ice cream is a rich, delicious, and creamy frozen dessert made with coconut milk. It is a perfect choice if you are looking for gluten-free, dairy-free vegan ice creams. C
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a scooper holding a scoop of Pineapple Ice Cream over a tub of Pineapple Ice Cream, text: ice cream, easy step by step ice cream recipe
Pineapple Ice Cream In Ice Cream Maker
This Pineapple Ice Cream Recipe is paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. Perfect for a taste of Hawaii and so refreshing in summer.
Check out this recipe
bowl of Dairy-Free Rhubarb Gelato with a spoon pouring Strawberry Sauce over the ice cream, a tray holds the focal-point ice cream bowl, a background bowl of ice cream and fresh berries, more sauce in the background on the table
Dairy-Free Rhubarb Gelato with Easy Strawberry Sauce
This Dairy-Free Rhubarb Gelato with Easy Strawberry Sauce is a creamy, dreamy paleo treat! This rich and creamy gelato is the perfect way to enjoy rhubarb long after its brief season. Plus, it's sweetened only with honey.
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Verifying Gluten-Free Ingredients

These recipes are all naturally gluten-free. However, if you are on a medically-necessary gluten-free diet, it’s critical to always read the ingredients and information on the label to make sure there are no added gluten ingredients or gluten cross-contamination.

We’ll go through the ingredients (most pop up in several of the recipes) and walk through areas of gluten risk and products that are reliably gluten-free.

Eggs, Milk Products, and Dairy Alternatives

Eggs are gluten-free.

Milk, heavy whipping cream, condensed milk, half & half, and butter are naturally gluten-free unless there are added ingredients, such as flavorings, that may contain gluten.

Milk alternatives have more added ingredients, so reading labels is especially important. It’s recommended to purchase brands that are labeled gluten-free: So Delicious Coconut Milk and So Delicious Almond Milk are certified gluten-free. Thai Kitchen Coconut Cream is labeled gluten-free.

Oat milk is in its own category. Oats are naturally gluten-free, but most oats are cross-contaminated with gluten-containing grains in the field and factory. You can assume that oat milk is cross-contaminated with gluten unless it is labeled gluten-free. Oatly Oat Milk is certified gluten-free.


Sugar (white sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar), honey, pure maple syrup, and molasses are all gluten-free.

Glucose syrup is gluten-free, even if it is made from wheat, due to extensive processing.

Flavorings, Seasonings, and Spices

Vanilla extract, beans, and pastes do not contain gluten. There are some brands that specifically label their products gluten-free, like Nielsen-Massey vanilla bean paste, extract, and beans, which are all certified gluten-free.

Mccormick has a lot of options for labeled gluten-free vanilla extract and other flavor extracts, which are available in most grocery stores. Look for gluten-free written on the front of the box.

Some of the recipes call for flavorful spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. I discuss spices in the gluten-free diet in detail here, but if you are looking for affordable, easy-to-find spices, Badia is labeled (not certified) gluten-free.

Culinary lavender is in exactly one recipe, and Spicely Organic Spices’ lavender is certified gluten-free. Floral ice cream recipes are a really special treat!


Chocolate, in varying forms, makes an appearance in many of these ice cream recipes. Thankfully, there are gluten-free options for every kind of chocolate.

Nestle Chocolate Chips are easy to find and are labeled gluten-free. It’s available in any flavor called for in the recipes above: dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate.

Yellow bag of Nestle milk chocolate chips.

For the gluten-free and dairy-free ice cream recipes, Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips are certified gluten-free, dairy-free, and allergen-friendly. You can also get these chips in dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, rice-milk chocolate, and white chips.

Baking chocolate bars. I use Baker’s Chocolate which is available in several varieties called for in these recipes, including German Chocolate and Semi-Sweet Chocolate. Baker’s Chocolate is not labeled gluten-free, but it has no gluten ingredients. It is also made by the Kraft Heinz Company, which declares all gluten ingredients.

There is an unfortunate loophole in FDA labeling guidelines requiring that wheat be declared, but barley and rye can be hidden. Kraft Heinz will always state the source of any ingredient made from a gluten-containing grain. You can read more on the Kraft Heinze website. And always check the package at the time of purchase.

If you are uncomfortable using products that are not specifically labeled gluten-free, substitute gluten-free chocolate chips. For ice cream, the difference between a chocolate chip and baking chocolate is insignificant.

Hershey’s really stands out for gluten-free options in the chocolate category. A selection of cocoa powders, chocolate syrups, and chocolate chips are all gluten-free. Check the label at the time of purchase. If it’s gluten-free, the Hershey Company will declare it on the package.

Now for one of the most important chocolate questions in existence…

Is Nutella gluten-free? Nutella’s manufacturer, Ferrero Food Service answers that question plainly in its FAQs. “Yes. Nutella does not contain any ingredients derived from gluten-containing cereals: wheat, barley, rye, oats, or triticale.”

Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, and Starch

Fruits and vegetables are at the heart of many of these recipes. Sweet potatoes, lemons, melons, strawberries, and more… all gluten-free.

Nuts are a little trickier. They are also naturally gluten-free, but many nuts are processed on the same equipment as gluten-containing products. It’s not unusual to see “may contain wheat” on a container of nuts.

Nuts.com sells reliably gluten-free nuts and other products (like dates and coconut flakes, both of which appear in a couple of recipes above), all processed on separate gluten-free production lines. You can read more on Nuts. com.

A huge selection of products is gluten-free at Nuts.com, but not everything. Make sure you select specifically from the gluten-free products on Nuts.com.

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Tapioca starch is used in one of the recipes above. It comes from the cassava plant and is naturally gluten-free. More often than not, tapioca starch is labeled gluten-free, so it’s easy enough to find with a gluten-free label for extra assurance.

Beverages (Coffee, Tea, Matcha & Alcohol)

Pure (no added flavorings) coffee, espresso powder, and matcha are all naturally gluten-free.

For coffee, you can buy whole beans and grind your own coffee, to even further reduce the chance of cross-contamination during processing. It’s also the best way to get the freshest coffee!

Teas, in particular, deserve a little extra caution, as they can contain barley, either as a main ingredient or as an added flavoring. Always read the label. Bigelow Tea is a great choice. The company states that its teas do not contain gluten, and the boxes state gluten-free.

For matcha powder, I personally enjoy Encha Matcha daily. The only ingredient is pure organic matcha green tea powder. The company informed me via email that its matcha is gluten-free. Additionally, it is only processed on the same equipment as fruit and some nuts, and the equipment is cleaned and sanitized between products.

A handful of the ice cream recipes call for bourbon, vodka, or limoncello. In those recipes, alcohol is listed as an optional ingredient. If you decide to include it, you’ll be glad to know that these three distilled alcohols, even though they are made from wheat, barley, and/or rye, are considered gluten-free, because of the distillation process.

Be aware that flavorings added to the alcohol after distillation may not be gluten-free.


Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cones

If enjoying your scoop of ice cream on a cone is important to you, there are gluten-free ice cream cones available in many stores, in cake style and sugar cone style.

Joy Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cones and Let’s Do Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cones are both available in both styles and are sold at Target and Walmart respectively, as well as in many grocery stores.

To avoid the disappointment of a bunch of broken cones, I recommend purchasing gluten-free cones in-store, rather than online. Remember to scoop gently when filling the cones! They are fragile.

Label Reading for the Gluten-Free Diet

For more information on the basics of label reading on the gluten-free diet, the Celiac Disease Foundation has a helpful article, Gluten Free 101: What You Need to Know and a Gluten-Free Diet and Food Label Reading Guide.

Have fun discovering (and tasting) your new favorite ice cream recipes!

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