A heatwave is (apparently) coming today, so the time is right to stock the freezer up with gluten and dairy free ice-creams, lollies, sorbets and more! You just know once the mercury rises the free from sections of the freezers will start to empty.
Whether you fancy a Cornetto, scoops of ice-cream, refreshing sorbets or an alcohol-based frozen treat, I've got you covered. I've swept the supermarket shelves to see what gluten free ice-creams you need to have at the ready! Interestingly, a lot of the gluten free ice-creams that launched in supermarkets a year or two ago seem to have vanished. I'm not sure if this is a market trend of if they'll be back for summer, but if I find any I'll add them to the list for sure!
All of those listed below are gluten and dairy free ice-creams, and most of them (if not all) are vegan too. So what are you waiting for? Bookmark this list and get down to the frozen aisle right away! All products correct and available as of July 2019. I'll try update this list as and when anything changes!
Co-op gluten free strawberry & vanilla cones
These strawberry and vanilla cones from Co-op are gluten free and dairy free so perfect for everyone to enjoy. I think these are new this year and look fabulous.
Swedish Glace vanilla and strawberry cone
I found these gluten and dairy free vegan vanilla cones with strawberry sauce in by Swedish Glace in Tesco. I love the chocolate casing around the ice-cream which stops it dribbling down my hands!
Gluten free and vegan Magnums
Some normal Magnums are gluten free anyway, but not all of them. These vegan Magnums are gluten and dairy free, so perfect for anyone to enjoy - in almond or classic.
Sainsbury's gin & tonic sorbet
Ok, I know it's not technically an ice-cream, but this gin and tonic sorbet from Sainsbury's is gluten and dairy free and IT IS INCREDIBLE.
If you want a real treat then you have to try Booja-Booja ice-creams. Firstly, they have the best flavour names ever. And second, they're all dairy free and gluten free! Found in Holland & Barratt.
Miiro gluten & dairy free ice-lollies
Miiro produce some fab vegan and gluten free ice-lollies, and the salted caramel one is definitely my favourite. I discovered these in Holland & Barratt and they're perfect if you're dairy free too.
Gluten free & vegan Cornetto
There was a real buzz when these gluten free and vegan Cornettos first launched, and for good reason. They taste great and I love the crunchy cone with a chunk of chocolate at the bottom. Found in Sainsbury's.
Sainsbury's free from iced desserts
I'm still yet to try these gluten and dairy free iced desserts from Sainsbury's, but it's amazing to see a good choice of flavours! Great if you have multiple allergens you're trying to avoid.
Visiting Yorica's ice-cream parlour in London was a game-changer for me, so actually being able to buy some of their flavours in Waitrose now is great news! Free from all allergens!
M&S chocolate and vanilla cones
It seems a lot of supermarkets have cut down some of their gluten free ice-cream offerings. I spotted these in M&S still (some of their other products have been discontinued) but forgot to photograph it so I've shared this post from @vegandiariescmb.
Coconuts Organic ice-creams
I saw my friend Jenna post about these new gluten and dairy free ice-creams. They're available in Tesco and sound lovely - will have to give them a go!
I absolutely LOVE Northern Bloc ice-cream (you can buy it in Co-op) and recently tried their vegan flavours at a trade food show. It was absolutely delicious and I'm stocking up on more today!
Perfect World ice-cream
Perfect World do some good gluten and dairy free ice-creams in a number of flavours. A few are available in Tesco and the rest are in Ocado, which I sadly cannot get delivered in North Devon!
Whole Creations raspberry swirl cones
These cute little gluten and dairy free ice-cream cones from Whole Creations look amazing! Love the packaging and the raspberry swirl flavour sounds incredible.
Alpro does a couple of plant-based ice-creams which are gluten free and dairy free (and vegan). You can find them in Waitrose - the chocolate hazelnut one sounds great!
Any gluten and dairy free ice-creams I have missed?
I'm sure I have by no means exhausted all the gluten and dairy free ice-cream out there, but I hope this gives you some ideas ahead of the heatwave! If there are any of your favourites that I've missed out, please drop them in the comments below or share them in my Facebook group!
You might also want to check some of these posts out...
- My gluten free 'Ben and Jerry's' cookie dough ice-cream recipe
- The BEST gluten free cookies for ice-cream sandwiches
- My simple gluten and dairy free fruity ice-lollies