Gluten-Free Ice Cream, Updated June 2013

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** Gluten-Free Ice Cream, Updated June 2013 **

*How to Find Safe Ice Cream at the Grocery Store*

By Jane Anderson, About.com Guide

Updated July 11, 2013

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Ice cream is a quintessential summer treat, and one you don't need to give
up if you follow the gluten-free diet. You can find plenty of gluten-free
options in store-bought ice cream.

However, some cautions and caveats are in order: many flavors of ice cream
/do/ contain gluten, including some that might surprise you. Here's what
you need to know to enjoy store-bought ice cream when you have celiac
disease or gluten sensitivity.

-Choosing A Safe Ice Cream-

You may have read that many brands of ice cream contain wheat as a filler
or thickener. As it turns out, this is more or less a gluten urban legend
— I've checked numerous brands of ice cream in several different stores,
and I've only found one brand (Blue Bell) that uses wheat as an ingredient
in flavors such as chocolate that you'd think would be naturally
gluten-free.

That being said, there are plenty of ice cream brands that list obvious
gluten ingredients on their labels for some of their flavors. You'll find
everything from Cookies & Cream to Brownie Sundae and Chocolate Chip Cookie
Dough on your grocery store shelves, and in most


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