40 Allergy-Friendly Italian Ice and Shave Ice Spots

Kicking off the 4th of July with one of the most allergy-friendly summer treats, Italian Ice! Our Top-Rated Italian and Shaved Ice Guide has the scoop on where to find places with dedicated allergy scoopers, fully nut-free shops, an owner who emails ingredient lists prior to a visit, and even a dairy, nut, and gluten-free frozen dessert shop! If you’ve found an allergy-friendly Italian ice or shaved ice spot, please share a review on the Spokin app! If you’re interested in soft serve, see our 73 Allergy-Friendly Soft Serve Ice Cream Shops.

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Mahalo Made

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

“This is a Hawaiian shaved ice and ice cream shop! I talked to the owner and everything is homemade. The only ice cream they have is vanilla. There are only four shaved ice syrups, all of which are fruit-based and ice cream is completely nut-free. They could have a nut topping for a seasonal flavor, but this can be totally avoided. You can just do shaved ice and avoid the sweet and condensed milk topping if avoiding dairy. Everything completely safe for nut allergy! It’s also AMAZING!”

@lbedwell, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Happy Ice

Location: Los Angeles, California

“This has to be the best shaved ice experience ever! It’s more like an ice cream but without the allergens. Highly recommend. It’s made from ice, completely dairy and egg-free! Also gluten-free and completely NUT-FREE!”

@jennatso8, who manages milk, egg, and meat allergies


Surfin’ Turtle Ice Cream Shoppe

Location: Satellite Beach, Florida

“They have pineapple dole whip and shaved ice that is dairy-free. They are happy to accommodate my son’s allergy to dairy and peanuts.”
@jacobsfoodapp, who manages peanut and dairy allergies


Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

Location: Suwanee, Georgia

“Jeremiah’s is a new find of mine for some yummy Italian ice. It doesn’t even really taste like Italian ice, it really tastes like Ice cream! I get the Pina Colada flavor and it is dairy-free.”
@samisafeeats, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, wheat, and shellfish allergies


Anuenue Ice Cream & Shave Ice

Location: Waimea, Hawaii

“Famous for their shaved ice. Flavors are all in individual bottles and staff are super nice about allergens. Only nuts around are macadamia nuts.”

@Nxm2001, who manages a peanut allergy

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Location: Kapolei, Hawaii

“On property, they have Mickey shave ice and Dole Whip that are safe for our daughter, as well as the Mickey ice cream bars and sandwiches that they have in the theme parks (also safe for her allergens). Staff had binders with labels at certain stands.”
@mdean14, who manages peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and egg allergy

Coconut Corner

Location: Waimea, Hawaii

“I got a smoothie here and they use no tree nuts at all. If u are allergic to coconut, they use that so be aware. Otherwise their shave ice and smoothie blenders never use any nuts!”

@daphlevywho manages tree nut allergies

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

“Last week, we spent the week at the beautiful For Seasons – we were so impressed with the way that Concierge Marcia and Executive Chef Richard handled our family’s dietary needs. Prior to our trip, Marcia communicated with me to make sure that all of the food items my daughter needed for the TIP program. SoCal Food Allergy Institute handled all of our dining reservations and confirmed our needs with the staff. Chef Richard worked with his team to make safe, delicious food for us, going above and beyond to help our family. One highlight was enjoying shaved ice at the beach! (see the full review on the Spokin app!)”

@glutenfreeinsb, who manages celiac and peanut and tree nut allergies

Island Vintage Shave Ice

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

“Great nut-free shave ice spot I found their combos slightly too sweet, but it was a welcome change and was definitely fun! I had the tropical island without ice cream. My favorite flavors were pineapple, lilikoi and their popping mango boba!”
@nutfreefun, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Jojo’s Shave Ice

Location: Hanalei, Hawaii

“Awesome shave ice. I believe all syrups are gluten-free.”
@celiacfoodlover, who manages celiac

Mauna Kea Tropical Treats

Location: Waimea, Hawaii

“I came here every single day while in Hawaii! They have dole whip in a separate machine and the shaved ice is just ice and sugar-based syrups! Endless combinations that were safe for my allergies! The employees were very kind, provided ingredient lists, and washed their hands before making my shaved ice-Dole Whip treat!”
@missmeliss1895, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and shellfish allergies

Peace Love Shave Ice

Location: Kihei, Hawaii

“A small family owned business. Nice staff who are very educated and accommodating to food allergies. My son has food allergies to dairy, egg, tree nuts, seeds, peanuts and more. The owner even emailed me food ingredient lists for flavors prior to our visit. Please come support local businesses like Peace Love Shave Ice!”
@rrbd14, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, shellfish, seed, and fruit allergies

The Fresh Shave

Location: Koloa, Hawaii

“Tree nut and peanut-free shave ice! It was absolutely delicious, and I am told it’s the best on the south side of Kauai.”
@julpelu, who manages a tree nut allergy

Uncle’s Shave Ice & Smoothies

Location: Koloa, Hawaii

“Nut-free shaved ice. Macadamia nut and almond ice cream in separate containers for shakes.”
@eleanorgarrow, who manages a tree nut allergy

Waiola Shave Ice

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

“This is my favorite shave ice shop on the island. There are no nuts on the menu, and almost all of the syrups are dairy-free.”
@amandayoung03, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, and shellfish allergies

Wishing Well Shave Ice

Location: Hanalei, Hawaii

“The staff said the only nuts used are macadamia nuts which are one of the ice cream flavors so no ice cream due to cross contamination. However they have a ton of different flavors for shaved iced! I had some delicious hibiscus lime and strawberry shaved iced and I would definitely come again.”
@marilotus, who manages peanut, tree nut, and legume allergies


Annette’s Italian Ice

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Annette’s has a TON of different dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free flavors! It’s so hard to choose! They also have a dedicated allergy scooper! I love the raspberry and mango Italian ice.”
@avasato, who manages tree nut allergies

Ava’s Italian Ice

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Ava’s Italian Ice is a 100% dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free frozen dessert shop! They have an ‘allergy friendly’ sign proudly displayed above their ordering window. Such a treat to be able to enjoy their Italian ice flight! We had strawberry, pineapple, lemon, and plum.”
@alyssabauder, who manages a peanut allergy

Berry Yo

Location: Arlington Heights, Illinois

“Super cute frozen yogurt place in downtown Arlington Hts. Self-serve out of machines with FOUR dairy-free options plus two swirl/combo options. Two dole whip options and two Italian ice options. Staff gets toppings from the back out.”
@3withallergies, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, fish, beef, egg, sesame, and soy allergies

Freddy’s Pizza

Location: Cicero, Illinois

“This is a great little neighborhood store with hot options and a deli. They also sell Italian ice and gelato. I’ve been eating the Italian ice there for years, it is nut and dairy-free! I wouldn’t risk it with the gelato as they do have flavors with nuts but they keep everything separate and the Italian ice is safe. They are knowledgeable about allergies and have good practices to avoid cross-contamination. I’ve had their pizza a couple times and it’s good, but the thing to go there for is definitely the Italian ice. You get huge portions and it’s so delicious, like mind blowing. Maybe the best in Chicagoland. I love the watermelon flavor the best!”
@isabel48, who manages tree nut, sesame, and chickpea allergies

Lincoln Park Zoo

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“We love this little zoo in the heart of the city! The Zoo allows you to bring in your own food but also has allergy friendly options in Park Place Cafe. In the summertime, we’ve been able to safely have frozen treats as well (shave ice, Dots, etc.).”
@aaps, who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies

Lisa’s Homemade Italian Ice

Location: Park Ridge, Illinois

“An all-around great choice for refreshing shaved ice. They have great flavors and are locally owned. They are very conscious of allergies and always have great options!”
@diver96, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Miko’s Italian Ice (Irving Park)

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“My son has never dined out or eaten anything not made in our home kitchen, but here is where he can actually have a safe treat and feel special. I admit, I’m still a bit nervous and do ask every time we order, but we are always assured all the flavors are egg, nut, dairy and gluten-free. As mentioned by others, only the chocolate chip flavor might be cross-contaminated with other allergens. They say each flavor has its own scooper as well. They reopen for the season today!”
@doerly, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, wheat, seed, fruit, grain, and meat allergies

My Flavor It!

Location: Palatine, Illinois

“I love this place! They have shaved ice (which I believe is free from the top 8) and ice cream. The workers are good with allergies and will change their gloves if you ask them to for the snow cones.”
@lizzyanderlik, who manages peanut, tree nut, shrimp, sesame, and flax allergies


Booty Treats Ice Cream & Shave Ice

Location: Nags Head, North Carolina

“Knowledgeable and accommodating with our peanut and tree nut allergies.”
@hyozviak, who manages peanut, tree nut, and shellfish allergies


Ice Cream 504

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

“I came across this cute little ice cream shop on the way back to my hotel and had a great experience! Their snowballs (basically just shaved ice) were really great and safe! I was a little more nervous about their ice creams because almost half of the flavors contained nuts. However, they were really great about rinsing the scoopers (they’re continuously rinsed) and scooping from new bins!! So glad I found this place in Nola!”
@avasato, who manages tree nut allergies


Carmen’s Italian Ice

Location: Rockvill, Maryland

“The best summer treat in Maryland! I’ve been coming here since I was a kid and they have always been able to accommodate my allergies. Their gelato is AMAZING, my go-to is salted caramel custard with sour cherry Italian ice.”
@kqwright5, who manages peanut, tree nut, and sesame allergies


Dairy Twist

Location: Pembroke, Massachusetts

“Dairy Twist is a south shore favorite! They have dairy-free sorbet and Italian Ice. When I mention my allergies, they always use a clean scoop and if I ask for sprinkles, they’ll use a separate sprinkle container, pour the sprinkles into their own cup and dip my sorbet in that so it feels like much less of a cross-contamination risk. Overall, I’ve never really had an issue here and for everyone who isn’t dairy-free—they have TONS of fun flavors. Super easy to get overwhelmed here. Update: soft serve and sugar cones are nut-free!”
@carlinhanley, who manages peanut, tree nut, shrimp, and sesame allergies


Anthony’s Homemade Italian Ice

Location: Runnemede, New Jersey

“Great options for people with allergies, such as dairy and peanut-free! Also very clean.”
@chloeshand, who manages peanut, tree nut, and seed allergies

Gracie and the Dudes Homemade Ice Cream

Location: Sea Bright, New Jersey

“Italian Ice great for the dairy nut-free kid! Delicious. The ice is “soft serve” out a machine. No cross-contamination.”
@klisnockwho manages tree nut allergies

Icy Melon-Hoboken

Location: Edison, New Jersey

“This is a great place for desserts and they have shaved ice and smoothies on their menus that are safe for me and naturally gluten-free!! It’s a very popular spot near campus to grab a sweet treat and chat. Their desserts are super sweet and their mango flavor is amazing!”
@audreycha who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, shrimp, wheat, poppy, barley, and legume allergies


L&B Spumoni Gardens

Location: Brooklyn, New York

“L&B’s is a STAPLE in my family when we are in Brooklyn! L&B has everything from traditional Italian pizza, gelato, ice cream, Italian ice to a full kitchen with heroes and classic Italian dishes. They have always been so vigilant and proactive whenever I mention my allergies. They cook in vegetable oil so I can safely have all the eggplant or shrimp Parmesan heroes. For Italian ice and gelato, they clean the spoon and get a new tub of your desired flavor from the back as well as a new and clean cup or container to put your Italian ice in. The pizzeria area is 100% peanut and tree nut-free! You definitely have to try their traditional Sicilian slice when you are there! This is a great place for anyone and everyone especially if someone in your party wants different things for lunch and all. It is all delicious and in one place.”
@amandapayo1219who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Rita’s Italian Ice

Location: New York, New York

“The custard machines do not have nuts and they take their cross contamination very seriously. Eating from the custard machine is safe for nut allergies. There have not been any scooped ice flavors that have nuts, but some toppings do.”
@girlbehindhivewho manages peanut, tree nut, soy, shellfish, mustard, sesame, fruit, and legume allergies


Scoops On Beverly

Location: Pitsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Scoops on Beverly was always a favorite for our family. Once we discovered our daughter couldn’t have dairy, we stopped going for a while. However, they have Italian Ice, Sorbet, and one flavor of dairy free ice cream. The dairy free ice cream is almond milk based, they told me when I called. They keep it in the case with the sorbet.”
@punkinmama, who manages a milk allergy


Frosty’s Italian Ice

Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

“Homemade Italian ices, gelato and ice cream. The Italian Ice is dairy-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, and tree nut-free. The owners clearly understand allergies and use separate scoops just for the Italian ice that never mix with the other treats! Yum!”
@slasky, who manages peanut, tree nut, fruit, and legume allergies

Paradice Homemade Ice Cream

Location: Pawleys Island, South Carolina

“My child has eaten Italian Ice which is a designated area with its own serving scoop.”
@ejhines, who manages peanut and egg allergies


Retro Sno

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

“Gluten-free and nut-free Stuffed Shaved Ice. If you are looking to cool down this summer, go find this food truck that pops up all over Nashville! They have great flavors, but make sure you get it stuffed (this means they put a scoop of ice cream in the middle). It’s all fantastic!”
@jtchambers222who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, and pea allergies


Elevated Ice Cream Co

Location: Port Townsend, Washington

“The staff were very helpful and nice, and made sure I knew that there was no way to guarantee no contact with nuts (since there were other ice creams with nuts in them). It made me feel like they were looking out for my safety, and they made sure to go in the back and clean the scoop. They also have dairy-free Italian ice, which is delicious!”
@bakerkitten, who manages tree nut allergies

Ice Monster

Location: Bellevue, Washington

“Cute little ice cream and shaved ice shop in Bellevue Square! The mango and strawberry sorbets were amazingly delicious and you can tell they only use fresh fruit. All staff knew the contents of each menu item and assured our family that everything was tree nut and peanut-free. We felt very safe having dessert here. Would definitely visit again!”
@Jbeez, who manages peanut, tree nut, and shellfish allergies

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