57 Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Recipes for Summer

As summer creeps even closer, temperatures are finally rising (even in chilly Minnesota!), which has me craving cold treats even more than usual. And while I do love me some delicious vegan gluten free ice cream from the grocery store, sometimes I want to whip something up on my own, or to have a healthier dessert option...which is when I got the idea to round up some of the best gluten free frozen dessert recipes on the blogosphere! Some of these are healthier twists on a summer classic, like with banana ice cream. Others are decadent, allergy-friendly versions of people's favorite summer treats.

57 Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Recipes for Summer

So whether you want a tasty way to cool off in the upcoming summer months, just love discovering new gluten free dessert ideas or want to find the best healthy dessert, I hope this frozen dessert round up will help make your summer even more refreshing and sweet than usual.

Now the hard part: choosing which of these 57 gluten free dessert recipes do you want to dig into first!

1. Coconut Mocha Fudgesicles (Vegan) - Flavor the Moments

Only five ingredients stand between you and this dreamy vegan dessert.

2. Copycat Dole Whip (Dairy Free) - Seeing Dandy

Dole Whip outside of Walt Disney World? Dreams really have come true!

3. Cookie Dough Ice Cream (Paleo, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free) - Joy Food Sunshine

Honestly...I was sold as soon as I read "gluten free cookie dough."

57 Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Recipes for Summer

4. Healthy Kefir Popsicles - My Cultured Palate

Give your belly a tasty dose of probiotics with these homemade popsicles made with kefir.

5. Super Easy Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars (Vegan) - A Virtual Vegan

Peanut butter, chocolate and bananas are always a winning combo, and these vegan ice cream bars are no exception.

6. Quick Key Lime Pie Icebox Cake (Keto Friendly) - Appetite for Energy

This easy gluten free dessert can be made in 30 minutes and is sure to win people over with its combo of tangy whipped cream and flaky almond crust.

7. No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake For One (Keto, Low Carb) - The Health Creative 

This is my kind of dreamy single-serving dessert...

57 Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Recipes for Summer

8. No Churn Caramel Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips - Fearless Dining

If you don't have an ice cream machine but still want an ice-cream-parlor worthy treat, make this recipe from Fearless Dining and send Sandi a thank you email later!

9. One-Ingredient Coconut Granita (Paleo, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free) - The Baking Fairy

Gluten free dessert seriously can't get any easier than this one-ingredient granita.

10. Fro Yo Bark - Couple in the Kitchen

Turn your favorite yogurt into a crunchy, frozen treat with this super easy bark recipe.

11. Chocolate Superfood Smoothie Bowl (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac 

This is the most popular dessert smoothie recipe on my blog...and for good reason!

57 Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Recipes for Summer

12. Mango Turmeric Freezer Lollipops (Dairy Free) - Salt In My Coffee

This healthy summer dessert is definitely one of the tastiest ways I've seen to enjoy turmeric!

13. Beet, Blood Orange and Lime Slushy Virgin Margarita - Just Beet It

If you don't drink a lot of alcohol (like me), this homemade virgin margarita recipe is the ideal summer adult drink.

14. Chewy Pumpkin Popcorn Balls (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac

This may not be your typical "frozen dessert" recipe, but everyone will love enjoying these cold, chewy energy balls you store in the freezer. Plus, you can't go wrong with a sweet and salty combo!

15. Salted Caramel Ice Cream Pie (Dairy Free) - Allergy Free Alaska 

Just when I thought homemade salted caramel ice cream couldn't get any tastier...

57 Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Recipes for Summer

16. Chocolate Peanut Butter Low Carb Ice Cream Bars (Keto, Sugar Free) - Low Carb Yum

Ice cream bars just got a keto makeover.

17. Balsamic Berry Watermelon Popsicles (Vegan) - Recipes From a Pantry

This vegan gluten free dessert is the perfect way to (deliciously) use up leftover berries and watermelon, and it only takes 10 minutes to prep and pop in the freezer for later.

18. Chocolate Blueberry Nut Clusters (Vegan, Sugar Free) - Tasting Page

I don't know about you but nuts, chocolate and fruit are some of my favorite sweets, so this gluten free dessert is high on my to-do list!

19. Peach Sorbet (Dairy Free) - Chef Not Required 

If you need an easy gluten free dessert recipe, look no further! You only need three ingredients and one food processor.

57 Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Recipes for Summer

20. Matcha Chocolate Popsicles (Sugar Free, Dairy Free) - A Hedgehog in the Kitchen

Who needs a matcha latte when you can have a matcha popsicle instead?

21. Ice Cream (Keto, Low Carb, Sugar Free) - Keto Cooking Christian

A hint of lime zest dresses up this classic coconut ice cream.

22. Cinnamon Fried Pineapple - Cooktoria

Okay...technically, this part of the gluten free dessert isn't "frozen" but these cinnamon fried pineapple pieces are the perfect toppings for frozen yogurt or ice cream!

23. Lemon Blueberry Nice Cream (Vegan, Paleo) - Meal Plan Addict

Lemon zest and juice add a pop of freshness to a creamy mix of blueberries and bananas. 

57 Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Recipes for Summer

24. Greek Yogurt Blueberry Hemp Bites - Beekay Nutrition

This is my kind of "berry" delicious summer dessert! Plus, they're full of probiotics, antioxidants, fiber and Omega 3's and 6's.

25. Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars (Vegan) - Vegan Huggs

This is basically my favorite childhood dessert made gluten free, so how could I not include it in this summer dessert recipe round up?!?

26. Blackberry Cheesecake (Raw, Vegan) - One Clever Chef

Now this is one blue-tiful vegan dessert!

27. Quick, Healthy Coconut Tahini Freezer Fudge (Vegan, Nut Free) - Woman in Real Life 

I've recently fallen in love with tahini, so this vegan freezer fudge sounds like a dream come true.

57 Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Recipes for Summer

28. No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips - Mom Foodie

This gluten free chocolate ice cream recipe is as classic as it is delicious. Unlike your great grandmama's recipe, though, this one doesn't require an ice cream machine.

29. Creamy Blueberry Swirl Coconut Milk Popsicles (Vegan) - Occasionally Eggs 

This is one gluten free blueberry dessert that is almost too pretty to eat. Almost. ;)

30. Zucchini Bread Nana Ice Cream (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac

If you have a ton of zucchini to use up from your garden this summer, be sure to try this healthy dessert smoothie recipe of mine! You can't taste the frozen zucchini, but it will make your smoothie super thick and creamy...

31. Layered Watermelon Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Vegan and Paleo Option) - Creative Green Living

Fresh watermelon covered in coconut cream "frosting" and extra fruit? Sign me up!

57 Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Recipes for Summer

32. Unicorn Ice Cream (Vegan) - Nerdy Mamma 

Although I don't use food coloring regularly, this colorful homemade ice cream recipe would definitely be worth trying. If you want a gluten free dessert that will be sure to capture kids attention, I can't think of anything more fitting.

33. Cheesecake Squares with Salted Caramel (Vegan) - This Healthy Kitchen

Gluten free nuts and seeds have never tasted so good - especially when combined with apples and homemade salted caramel.

34. Keto Ice Cream Cake (Grain Free, Nut Free) - Fit to Serve

Just because you're eating a keto diet doesn't mean you still can't enjoy a gluten free ice cream cake.

35. Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream (Keto, Low Carb) - Wholesome Yum

One big surprise in this nice cream recipe? It doesn't contain any bananas! Instead, it gets its creaminess from coconut milk, coconut oil and peanut butter.

57 Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Recipes for Summer

36. Boozy Strawberry Rhubarb Granita - The Boozy Oyster

Gluten free tequila combines with sugar, rhubarb, strawberries and a few other ingredients to create one heck of a delicious chilled drink.

37. No Bake Mango Blackberry Cheesecake (Paleo, Vegan) - Savory Lotus 

If you want to be the absolute queen of summer entertaining, this gluten free vegan dessert is sure to blow people away! As always, just make sure you use gluten free, non-contaminated nuts and seeds for this cheesecake.

38. Dragon Fruit Nice Cream (Vegan, Paleo) - Living Fresh Daily

This hot pink vegan ice cream is made up entirely of fruit and can be whipped up in five minutes. What more could you want?

39. Peanut Butter Pie (Vegan, Grain Free, Refined Sugar Free, No Bake) - Rhian's Recipes 

You won't believe that this decadent gluten free pie is made with sweet potato and coconut yogurt!

57 Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Recipes for Summer

40. No-Churn Red Wine, Strawberry & Salted Dark Chocolate Ice Cream - Pass Me Some Tasty

I'm not usually a big wine person, but this wine-infused ice cream would definitely convert me!

41. Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Cake (Vegan) - Gluten Free Palate 

OMG. Just when I thought So Delicious's cashew ice cream couldn't get any more crazy delicious, Chrystal incorporated it into a gluten free and vegan ice cream cake...

42. Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream with Lavender (Sugar Free) - Happy Kitchen Rocks

Mascarpone cheese and ground lavender are two of the more surprising components in this five-ingredient dessert recipe.

43. Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies (Keto) - Peace, Love and Low Carb 

These keto cookies are easy to make and even easier to eat. Plus you can prep a bunch ahead of time and just keep them in the freezer until you're ready to enjoy.

57 Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Recipes for Summer

44. Superfood Berry Banana Bites (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac

Sliced bananas and strawberries get a delicious upgrade with superfood toppings like a homemade vegan magic shell, hemp seeds, chia seeds and whatever other goodies your heart desires!

45. Mango Nice Cream Bars (Vegan) - Moon and Spoon and Yum

Nice cream gets a tropical twist with these healthier "ice cream bars" made of mango, nice cream and a chewy crust.  

46. Homemade Blueberry Swirl No Churn Ice Cream - The Organic Kitchen

Because there can never be too many gluten free blueberry dessert recipes to choose from...

47. Strawberry Ice Cream Pretzel Pie (Vegan) - Meaningful Eats 

Chocolate covered pretzels are tasty, but I bet this pretzel-based gluten free vegan dessert is even tastier.

57 Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Recipes for Summer

48. Sweet & Salty Banana Ice Cream (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac

Because when you want ice cream but don't have a vegan pint in the freezer, frozen bananas with a few extra fixings can definitely do the trick.

49.  Mint Chocolate Popsicles (Vegan) - Curry Trail

If chocolate mint ice cream is your favorite dessert, you'll love this vegan, healthier version!

50. Kid Friendly Blueberry Kale Smoothie (Vegan) - Hot Pan Kitchen

Need a gluten free blueberry dessert that's on the healthier side? Even kids will love this easy smoothie recipe, which tastes sweet but is packed with vitamins and minerals.

51. No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream (Paleo, Vegan) - The Banana Diaries

Who knew that Japanese sweet potato could turn into the ideal frozen paleo dessert?

57 Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Recipes for Summer

52. Strawberry Mousse (Vegan, AIP) - A Girl Worth Saving

This may not technically be a frozen dessert, but this chilled vegan mousse still makes for a refreshing summer treat.

53. Chocolate Avocado Nice Cream (Grain Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free) - Raia's Recipes

Nice cream is made even creamier and thicker than usual thanks to the addition of coconut milk and avocado.

54. No Churn Ice Cream Chocolate Cupcakes (Dairy Free, Oil Free, Refined Sugar Free) - Hungry Hobby 

No one will ever guess that these gluten free dairy free cupcakes are made of healthy ingredients like black beans and almond butter.

55. Strawberry Banana Popsicles - Amanda's Cookin'

You only need four ingredients, a blender, popsicle molds and popsicle sticks to whip up this classic strawberry banana dessert.

57 Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Recipes for Summer

56.  Veggie-Packed Blueberry Pie Smoothie Bowl (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac

If you need a gluten free blueberry dessert that's cold and refreshing, look no further than this thick smoothie bowl.

57. Grapefruit and Honey Sorbet (Dairy Free) - Foodal 

For a unique dairy free dessert that will definitely get people talking, you can't go wrong with this sorbet, which features grapefruit, honey and crystalized ginger.

May Your Gluten Free Summer Desserts Be Tasty and Sweet...

Whatever adventures you get up to this summer, I hope you get the opportunity to try out a new gluten free dessert. Whether you're following a keto, vegan, paleo or refined sugar free diet, there is still a delicious dessert option out there for you - as this round up proves! And if anyone believes the old stereotype that all gluten free food is "bland" or "gross"...well, you now have plenty of summer desserts you can use to prove them wrong. ;)

Which of these desserts would you make first? Tell me in the comments! 


  1. Wow, Casey! What a mind-boggling list of cool, sweet wonderfulness to get us all through the summer. I went crazy pinning things to try. There must be something for absolutely everybody here. Thank you, and keep the coolness coming!

  2. What a lovely round-up! Thanks so much for including our Mango Nice Cream Bars! xo.

  3. Will surely be trying some of these.


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