Top 50 Celiac-Friendly Ice Cream Shops

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The celiac community is sweet on these 50 ice cream shops! See why they’re the highest-rated with reviews for freshly made gluten-free waffle cones, gluten-free mix-ins, and shops with strict cross contamination protocols.

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

 

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1. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Love that the allergy-friendly flavors are clearly labeled! So happy that there are gluten-free and vegan options as well.”

@Lesswithlaur, who manages celiac and milk, egg, wheat, sesame, buckwheat, and maple allergies


2. a la mode shoppe

Location: New York, New York

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

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

“Almost all ice creams are gluten-free too! Staff is very helpful and the place is absolutely adorable! So happy to find their ice cream in some of my local grocery stores as well. My personal favorite is the wired, but I’m a sucker for coffee ice cream.”

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


3. Frankie and Jo’s

Location: Seattle, Washington

“Dedicated peanut-free, gluten-free, vegan, and soy-free ice cream shop! This was such a find! They have fresh made gluten-free waffle cones that smelled like heaven! Most of the ice cream is made with coconut milk, but they do have one or two flavors with cashew milk, and one with almonds and pecans. However, they were so accommodating of tree nuts allergies. They have a separate nut-free scoop and washed hands and changed gloves and made sure I was safe! Their menu was also so thorough! They list out every ingredient, so I was personally able to double check which flavors were nut-free! The seasonal flavor was cookies and creme, and it was amazing!”

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


4. Dear Bella Creamery

Location: Los Angeles, California

“All the flavors of ice cream are vegan and gluten-free. They use coconut and oat milks for the ice cream flavors. Some of the flavors are super unique and delicious. I believe they serve regular cones but I usually get an ice cream sandwich on gluten-free cookies or just scoops in a cup. Flavors change monthly.”

@andglutenfree, who manages celiac and an oyster allergy


5. Artisen Gelato

Location: Matthews, North Carolina

“A wonderful place for gelato where my kids can have anything they want on the menu!”

@thegriggs5, who manages celiac and soy, wheat, and white potato allergies


6. 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


7. Penny Lick Ice Cream

Location: Hastings-On-Hudson, New York

“I love Penny Lick! Everything tastes so fresh and they use real ingredients, no junk so I feel better about eating it. Plenty of gluten-free options which is what I need but they are nut-free too. They have a dairy-free chocolate sorbet which is amazing!”

@stephsu, who manages celiac and a wheat allergy


8. Melt Ice Cream

Location: Salem, Massachusetts

“Melt has delicious ice cream flavors, dedicated sprinkles, and gluten-free cones. Most of their flavors are gluten-free but they will wash their hands, clean the scoop, and use a fresh container from the back.”

@thenomadicfitz, who manages celiac


9. Mitchell’s Ice Cream

Location: Shaker Heights, Ohio

“An extensive allergen PDF is available online and though they are always busy, they are happy to use a clean scooper in my experience. The bing cherry is gluten and egg-free and MY favorite! Best whipped cream I’ve ever had, too. This is a must stop if in Ohio.”

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


10. 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


11. FRÍO Gelato

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


12. 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


13. FoMu

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

“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, seed and legume allergies


14. Sweet Izzy

Location: Harwich, Massachusetts

“Everything is gluten-free, even the freshly made waffle cones! Can’t wait to go back here again in the summer!”

@gfreality, who manages celiac


15. Molly Moon’s

Location: Seattle, Washington

“Nut-free ice cream in the Seattle area! We went to multiple locations and they were super consistent with allergies! They can have a busy rush in the afternoon and/or evening, so if you have other allergies 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


16. Fifty Licks Ice Cream

Location: Portland, Oregon

“No nuts used in any of their flavors. They label flavors containing gluten.”

@elise, who manages celiac and peanut and hazelnut allergies


17. Oink’s Dutch Treat

Location: New Buffalo, Michigan

“Oinks offers gluten-free sugar and waffle cones. They also have sorbet. The ice cream is delicious!”

@shosbein, who manages celiac and wheat allergies


18. Cornell Dairy Bar

Location: Ithica, New York

“The ice cream is creamy and delicious! There are even gluten-free cones available!”

@cbrauner, who manages celiac


19. 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 and 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


20. Dairy Twist Cafe

Location: Walled Lake, Michigan

“Best tasting oat milk options in both soft serve and hard pack ice cream.”

@jbmellen, who manages celiac and peanut, milk, soy, wheat, vegetable, kiwi, grain, and pork allergies


21. Cool Scoops Ice Cream Parlor

Location: North Wildwood, New Jersey

“Owner takes food allergies very seriously and trains her staff on food allergy management including cross contact and 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 gluten-free cones and gluten-free 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


22. New City Microcreamery

Location: Hudson, Massachusetts

“This place has unique flavors, they change gloves and use clean scoops and get out a fresh bin too! The only downside is that if you go later in the day—they might be out of your favorite flavor!”

@ginaboston1, who manages celiac and an oat allergy


23. Aloha Isle

Location: Orlando, Florida

“We had the classic 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


24. 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’s willing to accommodate and answer questions! Also a lot of sundae options that are gluten-free!”

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


25. Meadowlark Dairy

Location: Pleasanton, California

“They will put soft serve ice cream in cups with spoons for those with gluten allergies and everyone wears gloves, so there’s no concern about gluten-cross contact.”

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


26. 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, mussels, wheat, tomato, and melon allergies


27. 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


28. Pressed Juicery

Location: Walnut Creek, California

“While known for their fresh juices, cleanses, etc., Pressed also has dairy-free frozen deserts that are a great substitute for someone who craves ice cream, but can’t eat dairy. The base for their dairy-free frozen yogurt is the juice they sell, so it tastes great and ideal for someone with a sweet tooth.”

@calbears32, who manages celiac and a milk allergy


29. 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! 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


30. Scooter’s Frozen Custard

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Really good ice cream as well!”

@lmulcahy21, who manages celiac


31. MSU Dairy Store

Location: East Lansing, Michigan

“Very good gluten-free ice cream.”

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


32. J.P. Licks

Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts

“Best ice cream place for gluten-free. They have gluten-free cones, they clean the scooper, and will get you ice cream from a brand new tub if you just tell them you have a gluten allergy!”

@jessiebb100, who manages celiac and a wheat allergy


33. Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats

Location: Anaheim, Florida

“They have vanilla and chocolate soft serve, which both contain dairy, and dole whip lemon soft serve, which is top 8 free!”

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


34. Rich Farm Ice Cream Shop

Location: Oxford, Connecticut

“Gluten-free options available. No cones though.”

@nasarisi, who manages celiac and a wheat allergy


35. Yogurt Shack

Location: Concord, Connecticut

“Tons of gluten-free options, staff will get toppings out of the bag if you tell them you have an allergy. Vegan and no sugar added options as well!”

@racheleking18, who manages celiac


36. Arethusa Al Tavolo

Location: Litchfield, Connecticut

“This place has the 100% best ice cream this world has seen. When I told them I was gluten-free, they changed gloves, got a new scooper and a new bin of ice cream, and pulled out gluten-free cones. They have farm fresh ice cream that couldn’t be better”

@jeremyo, who manages celiac and tree nut and sesame allergies


37. 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


38. Tropical Hideaway

Location: Anaheim, Florida

“They have pineapple, mango, raspberry, and lemon, and all the flavors are top 8 allergen free!”

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


39. Thrifty Ice Cream

Location: Santa Monica, California

“All the allergens (eggs, soy, nuts, wheat) are printed and taped to the glass cases where you look at the ice cream flavors. It makes ordering easy and the prices are unbeatable. Less than $1 for a big cup!”

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


40. Greg’s Frozen Custard

Location: Mundelein, Illinois

“Love going here every summer with friends! Staff is educated and makes sure there’s no cross contamination!”

@gfree101, who manages celiac and peanut and hazelnut allergies


41. Rori’s Artisanal Creamery

Location: Santa Monica, California

“Plenty of gluten-free and dairy-free permanent/rotating flavors. In fact, MOST flavors are gluten-free. The employees are able to answer all questions about allergens and they even have GLUTEN-FREE CONES! Finally, my experience of visiting an ice cream parlor is whole once again. They avoid contamination and the texture and flavors are the best in LA! I adore this ice cream.”

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


42. Kurver Kreme

Location: Albany, New York

“They offer gluten-free cones and offer sprinkles in individual cups to reduce cross contamination”

@bianca28, who manages celiac and wheat and grain allergies


43. Lick Honest Ice Creams

Location: Austin, Texas

“All the flavors had labels with allergens so it was super easy to tell what was gluten-free! They also had several vegan ice cream options (coconut-based)! No gluten-free ice cream cones, but I got milk chocolate in a cup and it was so good and safe!”

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


44. Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe

Location: Riverhead, New York

“I’ve been going to Snowflake since I was a little girl! Their homemade ice cream is unreal. They always have a few gluten-free options available and will always use a clean scoop. They also carry gluten-free sugar cones so you don’t have to miss out on a nice cone in the summer (just gotta lick it before it melts all over you)!”

@gflongisland, who manages celiac


45. Soco Creamery

Location: Great Barrington, Massachusetts

“Shoutout to Soco Creamery for having non-dairy, oat-based ice cream! And 3 flavors of sorbet! I very rarely get to choose which flavors I want at an ice cream place, because my limitations usually choose for me. The Soco team was very well informed about allergies and used fresh scoopers without being asked! They were also quite amused by my excitement. There are peanuts, tree nuts, and dairy in the facility but I felt comfortable here because of the clean scoopers.”

@allergytravelr, who manages celiac; peanut, tree nut, milk, soy, shellfish, wheat, fruit, grain, MSG, and histamine allergies; a gum intolerance; and an oral allergy syndrome


46. Katie’s Homemade Ice Cream

Location: Barnstable, Massachusetts

“The scooper switched gloves and got me a small container of sprinkles from the back. Not only was the ice cream insanely good, but I appreciated the extra steps they went to in order to make sure that my ice cream was celiac-safe! They also have soft serve.”

@gfgirlboss, who manages celiac


47. Sweet Action Ice Cream

Location: Denver, Colorado

“Staff member with celiac—switched to a clean scoop for us.”

@kvs, who manages celiac


48. Bona Bona Ice Cream

Location: Port Chester, New York

“Awesome gluten-free options!”

@lareauk22, who manages celiac


49. Creamistry

Location: San Antonio, Texas 

“This ice cream shop is super cool! They offer almond milk and coconut milk-based ice cream and allow you to choose the flavors and toppings.”

@shosbein, who manages celiac and a wheat allergy


50. Divine Treasures

Location: Manchester, Maine

“Divine Treasures is tucked away in a strip mall, but their products are absolutely first class! Mainly a truffle shop, but they have an extensive menu outside of the chocolates! Their soft serve is so creamy and they have tons of options! Hot fudge, caramel, multiple flavors, ice cream cookie sandwiches, and it’s all made in house. You can tell they are a very dedicated staff. The products are phenomenal.”

@jocelynn, who manages celiac and milk, shellfish, and wheat allergies

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