Beat the Heat: 5 Gluten-Free Frozen Treats

By | Jul 26, 2011

Another heat wave is on the way here in Philadelphia. Even though braving the heat may be uncomfortable, more importantly, it is a great excuse to take a break and enjoy a cold, sweet treat. Below is a list of five gluten-free frozen treats to enjoy this summer.

1) Edy’s
Edy'sFruitEdy’s offers a wide selection of gluten-free frozen treats and is pretty easy to find in many grocery stores. Among my favorites are their Sherbet and Fruit bars. Edy’s also makes smoothies and has a huge selection of ice cream in many flavors and varieties. Though many of Edy’s products are gluten-free some are not. So, as always it is important to check the ingredients. You can find full details about all Edy’s products including information on which ones are gluten-free at edy’

2) Gluten Freeda Ice Cream Sandwiches

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3) Yoplait Go-Gurt®
go-gurtHealthy, kid-friendly, and portable, Yoplait’s Go-Gurt is a fun and delicious gluten-free frozen treat to take on the road. Check out the labels to be sure the flavor you are picking is gluten-free. More information can be found on and through General Mills here.

Gluten-free Treat #4 and #5 are Frozen treats that you can enjoy while out with friends and family. For both, I suggest informing the employee serving you that you have celiac disease and need to avoid cross contamination, along with selecting the gluten-free options each establishment offers.

4) Dairy Queen:
A list of Dairy Queen® treats that are gluten-free is available on their website. Additional suggestions and advice for avoiding cross-contamination is also offered on the same page. Among these suggestions, is selecting one of the pre-packaged manufactured novelty treats that are gluten-free, also listed on the same page. Visit Dairy Queen’s Gluten-free Product Page for more information

5) Rita’s Italian Ice
ritas-water-iceRita’s Italian Water Ice is a regional chain, so it may not be something available to all readers. However, visiting the local Rita’s has been a summer tradition since I moved to Philadelphia 3 years ago.  So I had to include them. Rita’s offers a chart of all their available flavors and products that includes allergy information. Once again I suggest speaking with the employee serving you, along with the chart, to further reduce any chance of cross contamination. Visit for more information.

If you are in a do-it-yourself mood follow the links below to just a few of the gluten-free recipes you can find on Celiac Central.

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