The inclusion of wheat, barley, rye, malt and oat products in food can be a major issue for someone with gluten intolerance. Gluten intolerance can range from mild discomfort to a more serious condition called Celiac Disease. As a result, people who are gluten intolerant need to be aware of food ingredients and look for gluten-free products. Ice cream is naturally gluten free, however, additional ingredients can make certain flavors not gluten free. Fortunately for those with intolerance, there are a wide variety of gluten free ice cream flavors.
Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream
Häagen-Dazs offers a number of gluten free flavors and easily distinguishes flavors with gluten by including "flour" in the ingredients. The only Häagen-Dazs flavors that include gluten are those with additional components that contain gluten, such as cookies or ice cream cones. Gluten free flavors include Vanilla, Coffee, Strawberry, Extraas™ Rocky Road, Chocolate, and Mint Chip.
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Ben & Jerry's offers more than a dozen different gluten free ice cream flavors. For flavors with a gluten component, the ingredients will be clearly marked on the ice cream container. According to glutenfreehelp.info, the following Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors are all gluten free; Butter Pecan, Cherry Garcia, Chocolate Fair Trade-Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl, Chocolate Macadamia, Chunky Monkey, Coconut Almond Fudge Chip, Coffee Fair Trade, Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz, Crème Brulée, Mint Chocolate Chunk, New York Super Fudge Chunk, Orange and Cream, Phish Food, Strawberry, Triple Caramel Chunk, Vanilla Fair Trade and Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch.
Dreyer's Ice Cream
Dreyer's offers a wide variety of gluten free flavors both in their "Grand Ice Cream" and "Slow Churned Ice Cream" product lines. Gluten free flavors of "Grand Ice Cream" include Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Coffee, Double Vanilla, French Vanilla, Fudge Swirl, Mint Chocolate Chip, Neapolitan, Real Strawberry, Rocky Road, Vanilla, Vanilla Bean and Vanilla Chocolate. Gluten free options of Dreyer's "Slow Churned Ice Cream" include Butter Pecan, Caramel Delight, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Fudge Chunk, Coffee, French Vanilla, Fudge Tracks, Hot Cocoa, Mint Chocolate Chip, Neapolitan, Peppermint, Rocky Road, Strawberry, Vanilla and Vanilla Bean.