Top 100 Allergy-Friendly Ice Cream Shops

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Just in time for summer, our Top Rated Ice Cream Shop Guide is our sweetest yet! While we have almost 600 ice cream shops reviewed on the Spokin app, this guide is the cream of the crop. See the 100 highest-rated ice cream shops where Spokin users enjoyed ice cream served from clean scoops + fresh bins, allergy-friendly options, and excellent service. We’re also created 3 NEW allergy-specific guides featuring the 50 highest-rated shops reviewed by Spokin users managing peanut + tree nut allergies, milk allergies, and celiac.

Editorial Note: See our 50 Allergy-Friendly Soft Serve Ice Cream Shops 2021 for more ice cream shops!

 

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1. a la mode shoppe

Location: New York, New York

Dedicated Free Of: Peanut, Tree Nut, Coconut, Egg, Fish, Shellfish, Mustard, Sesame, Legumes, and Peas

Other Allergens They Can Accommodate: Milk, Dairy, Wheat, and Gluten

“I absolutely love a la mode. I always make it a point to stop by whenever I got into NYC. Their staff is amazing, always friendly, and helpful. They use separate scoops for all of their flavors and the best part is that they are super allergy-friendly! They have plenty of dairy-free options and they’re whole facility is nut, egg, and sesame-free! My favorite part is the toppings. To have the ability to walk in and pick whatever cone, toppings, or flavors I like is priceless! They also have the most amazing soft serve ice cream! It’s been years since I’ve been able to enjoy a 100% safe soft serve and they hit it on the mark!!”

@thenutfreelife, who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, and legume allergies


2. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“I am 19 years old and this was my first time going out for ice cream. I finally found a place I could trust, and it certainly did not disappoint. I was not even nervous taking my first bite, which says a lot for me. On top of that, the ice cream was ridiculously amazing. I will be going back all the time and I’m from the burbs, but it’s totally worth the drive. Incredible.”

@ecadkin5, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, fruit, and meat allergies


3. Tipping Cow Ice Cream

Location: Somerville, Massachusetts

“This is the only place I can take my 2 kids for ice cream. Not only do they have many varieties of safe ice cream for them to chose from, it is the best tasting ice cream you’ll have! The owners and staff are the nicest people, friendly and helpful. It’s our favorite place!”

@staceyg48, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, soy, wheat, grain, and legume allergies


4. FRÍO Gelato Evanston

Location: Evanston, Illinois

“One of the best gelato places I’ve ever been! Clearly marked dairy-free options with a very helpful staff! Plenty of gluten-free options—it’s truly authentic Argentinian ice cream!”

@messi98, who manages celiac and milk, wheat, and grain allergies


5. Artisen Gelato

Location: Matthews, North Carolina

“Free of the top 8 allergens, vegan, and totally delicious! The owners and employees are so kind and supportive. My favorite flavors are blueberry “cheese”cake, Amore Mio (lemon with vanilla cookies), and peppermint, and the gluten-free chocolate-dipped cones are incredible.”

@hyposallyrgenic, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, fish, shellfish, wheat, tomato, and beef allergies


6. Frankie and Jo’s

Location: Seattle, Washington

“This ENTIRE Ice Cream shop is dairy-free, gluten-free, and no peanut! Many of their ice creams are also made with dates instead of sugar. Not to mention, their ice Cream is INCREDIBLE! It’s so good that my picky, non-allergic friend has to go there when she visits me in Seattle.”

@sonya, who manages celiac and tree nut, milk, wheat, sesame, tomato, banana, grain, meat, and cane sugar allergies


7. Graeter’s Ice Cream

Location: Northbrook, Illinois

“The staff always uses a clean scoop to serve from a fresh bin! The black raspberry chocolate chip ice cream cannot be beat—SO good.”

@hsafron, who manages peanut, tree nut, chickpea, and soy protein allergies


8. The Franklin Fountain

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“They have a “sanitized for allergies” protocol where the scoop is fresh and they pull a fresh bin. The answer on the phone and the answer from the worker at the window were identical (different people!). They thoroughly explained the protocol and took very careful attention. I felt extremely safe. I’ve been here at other times during peak and I would definitely try to go at an off time.”

@cas589, who manages peanut, tree nut, and seed allergies


9. Sweet Action Ice Cream

Location: Denver, Colorado

“They always have a couple of vegan options on the menu and all of their flavors are made there in the shop. The staff are very accommodating to allergies and careful to use clean scoops.”

@srauen81, who manages peanut, milk, and fish allergies


10. Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co.

Location: New York, New York

“This was the first “ice cream” shop I ever ate at and am so appreciative of Chloe’s! Their soft serve flavors are dairy-free and many toppings are also free of the top 8 allergens. They have nuts in the shop but are very careful about cross contamination.”

@tracy416, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, seed, and legume allergies


11. Salt & Straw

Location: San Francisco, California

“The menu here was super helpful, it listed what contained the top 8 allergens and what was vegan. There were definitely tons of nuts around, which made me cautious. The staff had a clear procedure though and used a fresh bin with a clean scoop. The ice cream was wonderful and my dairy-free sister said it was the best she has ever had. I would recommend this place, but I would advise everyone to be extra careful because of the high risk of cross contamination.”

@lizzyanderlik, who manages peanut, tree nut, shrimp, sesame, and flax allergies


12. Kilwin’s Naples

Location: Naples, Florida

“Honestly, there are quite a few things with nuts at Kilwin’s. However, the staff is very patient, responsive, and considerate when it comes to serving one with food allergies. The ice cream scooper is cleaned separately, and the staff scoops the ice cream from a new bin in the back. Kilwin’s also serves many treats apart from ice cream, which are just as delicious. Please remember to let your server know of your allergies so they can accommodate you and your loved ones. Also, Kilwin’s scoops are very large and amazingly delicious.”

@natalie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


13. Scoops Ice Cream

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“A great place to go if you are craving ice cream! They have great flavors and are very educated when it comes to allergies.”

@diver96, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


14. Sara’s Artisan Gelato

Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin

“Great place to have a dessert! They are not a nut-free facility but they do have gluten-sensitive options and will use a clean scoop and, if they can, pull from a fresh bin. My wife loves it here and so do I!”

@pvahamaa, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, egg, wheat, and grain allergies


15. Mitchell’s Ice Cream

Location: Beachwood, Ohio

“I have been going to Mitchell’s for many years now, and there has never been an issue with my allergies. Right when I tell them I’m allergic to dairy, they use a new tub, sprinkles and scoop. They have very good vegan options too, I always get the raspberry sorbet. Try it out!”

@allergyally, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and egg allergies


16. Homer’s Restaurant & Ice Cream

Location: Wilmette, Illinois

“They were clearly very used to helping customers with food allergies—we were a little nervous because they did have nuts but they did a really nice job.”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


17. [FoMu]

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

“I explained my gluten allergy and asked for a clean scoop and fresh tub, which they accommodated. Flavors are clearly labeled with various allergens. Delicious flavors. My favorite ice cream flavors so far are the chocolate pudding, lavender, peach cobbler, and lemon meringue pie. Can’t wait to try more!”

@kaylee, who manages celiac and milk, wheat, grain, and legume allergies


18. Sweet Izzy

Location: Harwich, Massachusetts

“This ice cream shop is 100% dairy and soy-free. They are also vegan and gluten-conscious. Their ice cream is beyond delicious. They use almond & coconut base.”

@mm1430, who manages milk, egg, soy, wheat, garlic, and celery allergies


19. Dear Bella Creamery

Location: Los Angeles, California

“I believe the entire ice cream shop is free of milk, eggs, peanuts, and tree nuts (not including coconut)! It is kind of a strange/isolated location, but such a treat to have so many options. It was so hard to decide what to order! They pride themselves on handling food allergies.”

@missmeliss1895, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and shellfish allergies


20. Curly’s Boonton

Location: Boonton, New Jersey

“I love their Italian ices and the coconut-almond milk raspberry ice cream—it’s my favorite!”

@sarahmufson, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, shellfish, sesame, seed, garlic, legume, and lupine allergies


21. Like No Udder

Location: Providence, Rhode Island

“Everything is vegan here—but you can’t even tell! The menu lists all of the allergens (if any) included in each item, and the staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgable. They always ask if a person in your party has any allergies, and they are aware of any allergens in their products. My dairy-eating friends love this place, too! Highly recommend!”

@lm14, who manages celiac and milk and wheat allergies


22. Molly Moon’s

Location: Seattle, Washington

“Nut-free ice cream in the Seattle area! We went to multiple locations & they were super consistent with allergies! They can have a busy rush in the afternoon and/or evening, so if you have allergies other than nuts, that is something to note; however, they were accommodating both times in regards to gluten! Hazelnuts are a topping, but all ice cream flavors are nut-free. The ice cream is delicious!”

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


23. Penny Lick Ice Cream

Location: Hastings-On-Hudson, New York

“Completely peanut, tree nut, and sesame-free! They have sophisticated and fun flavors and completely understand the severity of food allergies. Their ice cream cones and toppings are all produced in a nut-free facility and their hot fudge is homemade!”

@girlbehindhive, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, soy, shellfish, sesame, mustard, fruit, and legume allergies


24. Fifty Licks Ice Cream

Location: Portland, Oregon

“They are nut-free and have some delicious vegan options if you also can’t have dairy or egg.”

@annac, who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, sesame, and chickpea allergies


25. The Local Scoop

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

“They offer 8 different favors of vegan ice cream. They use coconut or oat milk. It was so nice to see that they have a dedicated vegan section. The staff were super nice on the phone and in-person (they told me they take food allergy seriously)!”

@happy, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and egg allergies


26. Oink’s Dutch Treat

Location: New Buffalo, Michigan

“The staff was wonderful. They changed gloves, used a fresh scooper, and scooped from a fresh container. I called ahead and they were very kind and accommodating with several non-dairy options!”

@melissaanne105, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and egg allergies


27. South Pier Parlor

Location: Sheboygan, Wisconsin

“The ice cream parlor had dairy-free options. The staff member got a new bucket of dairy-free ice cream & scoop. They were very accommodating.”

@daisies4me, who manages celiac and milk, soy, wheat, and MSG allergies


28. Cornell Dairy Bar

Location: Ithica, New York

“I am allergic to dairy, so I really appreciate that they make sure to use uncontaminated tools when I get sorbet here!”

@yeet, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and egg allergies


29. Longford’s Own Made Ice Cream

Location: Rye, New York

“Longford’s has amazing sorbet and understand the severity of food allergies! Just make sure you ask to clean the scooper and you will have awesome sorbet.”

@blabella13, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, fish, and shellfish allergies


30. Page Dairy Mart

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“The most delicious ice cream in Pittsburgh and the soft serve is both gluten AND egg-free! There are plenty of safe topping/sundae options. I’m so happy to have a safe soft serve option that is so creamy with so many flavor options!!”

@gluttenous, who manages celiac and egg, wheat, and grain allergies


31. Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy Store

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Allergen scoops available upon request. Never had an issue here and love their ice cream!”

@mjflip19, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


32. Dairy Twist Cafe

Location: Walled Lake, Michigan

“The Dairy Twist Cafe not only has dairy-free ice cream, but there is another hidden gem! A small area where they make the most amazing safe sea-salt French fries, and serve up dairy-free footlong hotdogs! My son has been eating these both at least once a week for a fun treat for the last 8 years! The staff knows me personally and always takes extra care with his order! The amount of dairy-free ice cream there is insane. They have an entire cooler of hard ice cream by itself, as well as soft serve and novelties! And don’t forget the amazing slushees! People come from all over!”

@jacksmama8, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, sesame, and legume allergies


33. The Parlour

Location: Durham, North Carolina

“This ice cream was SO good! I called the shop ahead of time and they let me know that none of their ice cream bases included egg and they had plenty of gluten-free options. When I got to the shop they confirmed which flavors did not include my allergens (including soy) and got new scoops AND scooped from a fresh ice cream bin. I tried the Vanilla and Salted Butter Caramel and they were both 10/10. So creamy and delicious.”

@bfriendly, who manages egg, soy, shellfish, wheat, fruit, and celery allergies


34. The Milk Shake Factory

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Manager was super helpful, making my daughters dairy-free shake in the back on clean equipment. Amazingly delicious.”

@meiguizi, who manages cashew and milk allergies


35. Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

Location: Brooklyn, New York

“One of my favorite ice cream shops in the city. Love the flavors. Their menu is clearly marked with allergies, and they’re now serving oat milk ice cream!”

@girlwnogluten, who manages celiac and tree nut, fish, shellfish, sesame, carrot, kiwi, and meat allergies


36. Betsy’s Ice Cream

Location: Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania

“Safe homemade whipped cream and ice cream options for my peanut, tree nut, soy, and egg-allergy son. Staff double checked all of the ingredients before serving us. They also have vegan options!”

@clatshaw, who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, soy, and legume allergies


37. Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery

Location: Clayton, Missouri

“Clementine’s is one of my favorite spots for ice cream — they have tons of unique flavors (and alcoholic ones for people who are 21+), vegan cones, and allergy-aware staff!”

@amandayoung03, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, and shellfish allergies


38. Cool Scoops Ice Cream Parlor

Location: North Wildwood, New Jersey

“The owner takes food allergies very seriously & trains her staff on food allergy management including cross contact & ingredient label reading. I am not comfortable having my child eat at ice cream places, but this one put me at ease. I’m not a big risk taker! They have dairy free options and gluten free options too- including gf cones & gf brownie bowls! Besides being allergy-friendly, it’s filled with really cool 50’s memorabilia too! A must visit if in Wildwood, NJ!”

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


39. Scoops on Beverly

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Very clear and easy-to-read allergen chart for all menu items. The staff was super friendly and helpful and even made sure to wash the ice cream scooper to avoid any cross contamination. My son loved his chocolate ice cream!”

@clatshaw, who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, soy, and legume allergies


40. New City Microcreamery

Location: Hudson, Massachusetts

“Well trained staff that opened a new bulk of ice cream, changed gloves, and washed scoops all while making my son feel like it was totally no big deal.”

@ginaboston1, who manages celiac and oat allergies


41. The Plush Horse

Location: Palos Park, Illinois

“Super allergy-friendly! They have tons of options—ice cream, yogurt, gelato, sorbet, and a dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free menu! They have a special allergen menu available. The staff were super helpful and I felt great eating here.”

@reganh, who manages milk and egg allergies


42. Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

Location: Naples, Florida

“They have a great protocol to handle food allergies. When you tell them you have an allergy they take all ingredients fresh from the back and have a dedicated set of tools. Great experience and great Ice Cream!”

@kotzy29, who manages peanut, tree nut, and wheat allergies


43. Aloha Isle

Location: Orlando, Florida

“We had the classic/regular dole whip. We spoke with a manager who allowed us to view the allergy binder to ensure it was gluten-free and dairy-free, and free of cross contamination. It’s one of our favorite treats!”

@kedbach, who manages celiac and milk, wheat, and grain allergies


44. Super Sundaes

Location: Hillsborough Township, New Jersey

“Best ice cream shop ever. Dairy-free options including soft serve. Allergen ingredients booklet available to look at. They also sell some chocolates and candy free of the top 8 allergens. They are awesome.”

@shawnac1, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and shellfish allergies


45. Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“CUTEST ice cream parlor that makes you feel like you’re in a movie! A ton of gluten-free flavors and toppings. Convenient parking and such a kind staff that are willing to accommodate and answer questions!! ALSO a lot of sundae options that are gluten-free!”

@gluttenous, who manages celiac and egg, wheat, and grain allergies


46. Joghurt Frozen Yogurt Haus

Location: Tustin, California

“Staff was super understanding and accommodating. They offered to pull toppings from the back.”

@stoddert, who manages peanut, tree nut, avocado, and fruit allergies


47. Andy’s Frozen Custard

Location: Naperville, Illinois

“The staff at Andy’s is always so wonderful. This is the only ice cream place I visit and the only ice cream I have found that I am able to eat. When I order (large cup- half chocolate, half vanilla), and staff member will get clean scoops, re-wash them, then will scoop the ice cream directly from the machine, which continuously makes fresh ice cream. That same employee then brings me my cup him or herself.”

@jgrabowski, who manages peanut, tree nut, soy, shellfish, sesame, mustard, vegetable, fruit, and legume allergies


48. Creamistry

Location: San Antonio, Texas

“You can get dairy and nut-free options here, more than “a few options”. Mention that you have a person with food allergies and they make sure they use all clean utensils and no cross contamination. Bonus: treats are really fresh as every order is made on the spot with liquid nitrogen. Go to their website to see their allergen and special diet info list.”

@yamasaki28, who manages peanut, pecan, milk, and shellfish allergies


49. Meadowlark Dairy

Location: Pleasanton, California

“Called to ask about peanut. Employee said there is no peanut in their ice cream or cones, however didn’t sound entirely confident. Went to location and again asked in person. The majority of staff are young teenagers, went to go check with other young staff. Was not entirely confident with their responses. Checked on yelp and found 1 positive experience for another peanut-allergic person. We took the chance and let my son have a bit of vanilla and orange flavor. Thankfully no issues, however proceed with caution and consider your level of comfort”

@mamalolim, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


50. Sweet Cow

Location: Boulder, Colorado

“Incredibly helpful staff when informed of allergy—they will get a clean scoop from a separate, fresh bin from the back. Intensely rich and creamy ice cream that is fantastically delicious.”

@toadly, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, milk, soy, mussel, wheat, tomato, and melon allergies


51. Catch the Wave

Location: Plainview, New York

“I love coming here! It’s a self-serve frozen yogurt place and I love how every flavor has a “contains” sign that lists the common allergens it might have! The sorbet flavors are free of all allergens!”

@sarahfreefood, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, egg, soy, fish, and sesame allergies


52. Lewis Brothers Homemade Ice Cream

Location: Provincetown, Massachusetts

“Friendly staff, offered to open new container/ use clean scoop. Soft serve ice cream is peanut/tree nut-safe.”

@annietoral, who manages peanut and hazelnut allergies


53. Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream

Location: Powell, Ohio

“The best ice cream place I have ever eaten at. They use a clean scooper ever time they serve you and for each ice cream. All there ice creams are egg free. So many choices and flavors. You can try before you buy. If you let them know you have allergies, they accommodate very well. 10/10 recommend.”

@diyachab, who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, sesame, poppy, fruit, barley, meat, legume, and mushroom allergies


54. Pressed Juicery

Location: Walnut Creek, California

“Pressed Juicery now has dairy-free, nut-free freezes! They used to make all of their soft serves with almond milk, so I’m happy to have an option that I can eat there now.”

@amandayoung03, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, and shellfish allergies


55. Scoops and Smiles Ice Cream

Location: Malvern, Pennsylvania

“My son safely eats the water ice. The staff uses clean gloves and scoop.”

@adielsi, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, wheat, sesame, and barley allergies


56. Melt Ice Cream

Location: Salem, Massachusetts

“They were able to inform me which products contained gluten, and got a new scoop and fresh container for my ice cream! They also have gluten-free cones!”

@celiactivist, who manages celiac and an oat allergy


57. Atomic Creamery

Location: Newport Beach, California

“Owner is great! They have dedicated nut-free equipment and are knowledgeable on allergies. Kids especially loved watching their ice cream prepared right in front of them, which is another plus for a parent to be able to see the ingredients they put in the ice cream.”

@ypepping, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and fish allergies


58. Ben & Jerry’s

Location: New York, New York

“Ben and Jerry’s definitely varies place to place by allergy friendliness. However, I’ve definitely been able to eat here safely before! I would recommend telling them about your allergies and asking for a clean scoop, gloves, and/or a fresh ice cream bin, and getting a flavor that isn’t close to your allergens would be best too.”

@nallergy, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


59. Gessert’s Ice Cream and Confectionery

Location: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

“New scoop and new container. Thanks to Susie who first rated this place, we would have never known without the Spokin app! Everyone enjoyed!”

@cleanlabelmom, who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, and legume allergies


60. Bassetts Ice Cream

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“The staff was very knowledgeable and assured us that everyone on staff knows the protocol for serving customers with a food allergy—clean scoop and fresh tub of ice cream. The ice cream was delicious and service was great.”

@laroko, who manages a tree nut allergy


61. Bean’s Ice Cream

Location: Poquoson, Virginia

“The owner is the parent of a nut-allergic child. Menu clearly indicated which flavors contain or may contain nuts, and those flavors are in a separate freezer. There are no nut toppings.”

@hyozviak, who manages peanut, tree nut, and shellfish allergies


62. Smitten Ice Cream

Location: San Jose, California

“I’ve visited 3 different Smitten locations in the Bay Area and had fantastic experiences with my food allergies! They have no peanuts, and occasionally have a seasonal flavor with pecans or almonds, and also have shaved almonds as a topping option. The ice cream is made to order using liquid nitrogen, so it’s scooped from a base and then they would add the mix-ins separately (nuts and/or gluten-containing cookies, etc.) I always say I have an allergy, and they change gloves and use clean equipment! I love their chocolate and vanilla flavors! I usually avoid the sprinkles/toppings just to be on the safe side because they are in an area with almonds (although they all have separate jars!) but I have gotten their caramel and chocolate sauce before and both are so good! Highly recommend Smitten for safe ice cream in the Bay Area!”

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


63. Love’s Ice Cream

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

“Always on it with allergies. All employees are trained on what to do. Highly recommend.”

@tashamu2004, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


64. Ice Cream on Grand

Location: Englewood, New Jersey

“Peanut-free, homemade, and kosher ice cream shop. So nice to have a peanut-free ice cream shop! The ice cream is delicious.”

@leslieevans, who manages a peanut allergy


65. Kopp’s Frozen Custard

Location: Greenfield, Wisconsin

“They are able to always get vanilla or chocolate directly from the machine as it coming out so it hasn’t even touched a counter or any of the toppings. The machines never put any other flavors in the vanilla and chocolate machine so it is always safe. The staff is wonderful and always accommodating. It is totally safe if it comes from the machine and they always use a clean scooper.”

@charsmom, who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, and chickpea allergies


66. Scooter’s Frozen Custard

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Scooter’s staff is knowledgeable about allergies, and they will use a clean scoop if you tell them you have allergies. They’ve gotten a lot better about peanut allergies in the past few years, way more attentive now than before.”

@awissink, who manages peanut, squid, sesame, and fruit allergies


67. Uconn Dairy Bar

Location: Storrs, Connecticut

“My son is a student at UConn and has gone there. Each time he advises them about his tree nut-allergy. They always use a clean scoop and new bin. They have a separate area for scooping for those with allergies. He’s never had any issues. The ice cream is super delicious and creamy.”

@svm0927, who manages tree nut and kiwi allergies


68. Joey’s Custard

Location: Sanibel, Florida

“Delicious ice cream for a great price! The staff is so helpful and this place takes ice cream to the next level! Definitely try this out!”

@esme28, who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, and sunflower allergies


69. Made in Rome Organic Gelato

Location: Siesta Key, Florida

“Had a wonderful experience here with my peanut and tree nut-allergic son. Owner was very kind and knowledgeable about cross contamination. He read through ingredients with me and opened a new gelato so my son could eat. He was very educated on the importance of cleaning utensils. Got a new ice cream scooper and washed it thoroughly before using. Wonderful experience and definitely the most delicious gelato!”

@katdio, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, soy, and melon allergies


70. MSU Dairy Store

Location: Lansing, Michigan

“Very good gluten-free ice cream.”

@karaking54, who manages celiac and wheat, banana, and hot dog allergies


71. Cookies and Creme Jax Beach

Location: Jaxsonville Beach, Florida

“They have egg-free homemade ice cream and vegan cookies that are peanut-free!”

@aewarrenfeltz, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and wheat allergies


72. Hug Life

Location: Long Beach, California

“This is an amazing vegan ice cream shop located in Long Beach with shakes, ice cream sandwiches, and more! The ice cream is made from cashew, if I’m not mistaken, but the staff is very informed and more than happy to help show you the ingredients of anything, even the toppings. Highly recommend!”

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


73. Heritage Creamery

Location: Waco, Texas

“Staff always uses a clean scoop when serving customers with mentioned food allergies.”

@gl716, who manages peanut, tree nut, soy, shellfish, wheat, sesame, and corn allergies


74. J.P. Licks

Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts

“Clean the scoops, and get ice cream from new bin!! Delicious!”

@cbates, who manages peanut, tree nut, fruit, and vegetable allergies


75. Icicles

Location: Pleasanton, California

“I am so pleased with our experience here! As a mother of a toddler with multiple food allergies, I am constantly on edge about trying new restaurants and food options. We were wanting ice cream (sorbet for my son) and came across Icicles on Yelp. My husband ran in to check out the situation. I was so impressed (and grateful!) They have at least 3-4 signs up asking about food allergies. They have dedicated areas for dairy and/or nut-free, and told my husband before making our son’s dairy-free/nut-free concoction: “This is a dedicated dairy/nut-free tray. I’ve already changed my gloves and gotten clean utensils from the back.” And then, the employee went to the back for fresh toppings (to avoid cross contamination.) So wonderful to have an allergy-friendly (and aware) experience!”

@rockgoddess415, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and sesame allergies


76. Roxy’s Ice Cream Social

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

“They’ll get a fresh scoop, clean bin and have a great allergen binder”

@kotzy29, who manages peanut, tree nut, and wheat allergies


77. Yogurt Ur Way

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

“Yum! Very good frozen yogurt and will get toppings from the back!”

@dancer567, who manages a tree nut allergy


78. Philly’s Best Frozen Desserts

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

“This was a very nice location! I’m allergic to peanuts and some tree nuts and the whole shop is nut-free. The owners have a son with a nut allergy and say that they are very careful with keeping the shop safe. I enjoyed my orange cream and blue raspberry water ice, but there is also ice cream, gelato, cookies, and pretzels. Overall, it was super good!”

@nutfree12, who manages peanut, tree nut, and tree pollen allergies


79. The Chocolate Factory

Location: Cedarburg, Wisconsin

“I had the kitty kitty bang bang flavor on a sugar cone. It was really good. Cheesecake ice cream with strawberry jelly and Oreo pieces. I asked for a clean scoop and they happily washed it for me. I’ve been here a couple times and haven’t had a problem.”

@natalie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


80. Summer Ville Homemade Ice Cream

Location: Somerville, New Jersey

“Hi, I heard about this place from the app and we were at dinner at 22 West a few miles away. Their nut flavors are in a separate area with exception of Moose tracks which was with non-nut stuff. They got a clean scoop and have Joy brand ice cream cones.”

@cmah, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


81. Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats

Location: Anaheim, California

“Top 8, vegan and gluten-free options! My son gets “It’s Snow Capped” which is top 8 free except dairy.”

@foodallergypi, who manages peanut, tree nut, crab, vegetable, oat, and fruit allergies


82. Rock Hill Orchard

Location: Mount Airy, Maryland

“We LOVE getting our ice cream at this small farm. We often buy pints to go too! Staff is very knowledgeable about allergens. I’ve emailed with the owners. They run plain flavors first and then any containing gluten or mix-ins (the malted flavor does have a possible cross contamination warning on it from the factory that produces the malted milk balls). They then take all equipment apart for full cleaning and reassembly. We have been eating ice cream here for years and fully feel confident in their operation.”

@jennthoman, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


83. Milk Bar Flagship at Logan Circle

Location: Washington, DC

“Soft serve machine doesn’t have any peanuts. The staff checked gladly for me however! Super knowledgeable and yummy stuff!”

@awissink, who manages peanut, squid, sesame, and fruit allergies


84. Ivanna Cone

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

“Great for allergies like dairy they always have a dairy-free option!”

@xxrose, who manages a milk allergy


85. Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt

Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina

“Nuts are available as toppings, but each item has separate serving spoons.”

@ally88, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


86. The Wild Sugar

Location: Evans, Georgia

“Their coconut and sorbet machine are top 8 free (with the exception of coconut being the tree nut). They do have a gluten-free cookie however it does contain soybean if you have to avoid that. Brad, the owner, responded to my email right away sharing product ingredients and pictures. This was very helpful. They do have some top 8 free toppings however some of the topping bar ingredients may have cross contamination but they will provide fresh toppings from the back upon request. Their milk shakes can be made with almond milk upon request as well. This was such a great experience to have a real ice cream date with friends.”

@mama_crist, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, milk, soy, and wheat allergies


87. The Village Scoop

Location: Colchester, Vermont

“I contacted this ice cream shop about their maple Creemees. They said they are nut-free and self contained in their own machine. There are many nuts on premise so they said to inform the staff who can wash their hands and get a cup or cone from a fresh box.”

@lattelauren, who manages peanut and hazelnut allergies


88. Piccola Gelateria

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

“When my sister emailed and asked about their allergens, the owner was very thoughtful and open about their allergens and how they clean their machines.”

@monicayhyoo, who manages an egg allergy


89. Sticky Sweet

Location: Portland, Maine

“Sticky Sweet is a dedicated gluten-free and vegan ice cream shop! They make EVERYTHING from scratch (even the sprinkles) and have both a scoop shop and pints for sale. I tried their cookies and cream and they did not skimp on the cookies—major bonus!”

@emilybean, who manages celiac


90. Maureen’s Ice Cream and Desserts

Location: Bethany Beach, Delaware

“Staff were all knowledgeable and used a clean scoop and fresh bin. Felt very comfortable having our nut-allergic child eat there.”

@hyozviak, who manages peanut, tree nut, and shellfish allergies


91. Sweet Republic

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

“SIX dairy-free flavors options! All kept in a separate case from the rest of the dairy containing flavors, and with their own dedicated dairy free scoops. Nuts are present so I usually don’t get toppings to avoid cross contamination. I love the coconut flavor, the chocolate, and the basil lime!”

@serenesafe, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and sesame allergies


92. Mr. Gene’s Beans

Location: Fairhope, Alabama

“Love this local ice cream shop for its charm but also because I have never been when they didn’t have a dairy/gluten/nut-free soft serve option (usually a sorbet). They do have many other ice cream and topping options, but from what I have been told they always use the same machine for the non-dairy soft serve to avoid cross contamination. It’s always a good idea to ask and make sure, but that has been the case for as many years as I have been there! I usually get the rainbow sprinkles as well, as they are typically in a separate container from the other toppings and served with a clean spoon. If for whatever reason the non-dairy soft serve is down, they also have great popsicles, sodas, and novelty candies that are allergy friendly as well! All around great place!”

@allergystrategy, who manages peanut, milk, egg, fish, and shellfish allergies


93. Love Creamery

Location: Duluth, Minnesota

“Just WOW! Took my sons to Love Creamery and we had such an amazing experience. Menu clearly labeled and they asked us several questions about allergies. For my son with a soy allergy they went to the back and retrieved his ice cream from a new container with a clean spoon. Vegan and gluten-free options as well.”

@evanator, who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, soy, and corn allergies


94. New Territories

Location: New York, New York

“The owner here is super passionate about what he does. The menu does change every 2-3 months, but it was very well labeled. There are nuts but he super sanitized the scoop and answered all questions we had. We ate the island time coconut sorbet with cocoa nibs for my daughter. If you do the HK waffle cone it’s super insta worthy.”

@vkotz, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


95. Sweet Peaks Ice Cream

Location: Bozeman, Montana

“They have a dairy-free sorbet option and multiple gluten-free options that are always rotating! They use high quality ingredients and most come from Montana. Cute location, too!”

@bellaknuth, who manages meat sensitivities


96. Waukee Ice Cream Shoppe

Location: Waukee, Iowa

“We went here recently and while they do have a warning here about allergies, they take a lot of precautions. The person helped us washed his hands, changed gloves and was overall just very cautious and conscientious when handling our cones. They have dole whip here and their dole whip flavors rotate every week! My daughter safely had the soft serve. The scooped ice cream was kemps, which we aren’t ok with but it’s nice to have a safe soft serve option at a local place.”

@vkotz, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


97. Mac’s Maple

Location: Plainfield, New Hampshire

“I love Mac’s Maple because it’s simple and delicious ice cream! All they make is maple ice cream, no nuts in ice cream or toppings. They have a soft serve stand open through October, and their pints are available year round.”

@elise, who manages celiac and peanut and hazelnut allergies


98. Gresham’s Ice Cream Shoppe

Location: Hawley, Pennsylvania

“Great vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and lactose-free dole soft serve!”

@jennifer1014, who manages a milk allergy


99. Sweet Charlie’s 

Location: Amarillo, Texas

“This is a new ice cream shop in town. We love that they offer dairy-free ice cream. There is also a variety of toppings. Very easy to avoid any nuts or other allergies you may have.”

@mrsdperez, who manages peanut and milk allergies


100. Yogurt Park

Location: Berkeley, California

“Frozen yogurt (so no scoop is required), but not self serve. If you let them know that you have a nut allergy they will get you get your toppings in the back, away from where all of the nuts are. Also, it’s super tasty!”

@samsafeeats, who manages peanut, tree nut, shellfish, wheat, pumpkin, vegetable, cherry, pea, basil, thyme, and vanilla allergies

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