FeaturesAugust/September 2017 Issue

Frozen Gluten-Free Desserts

The hot days of summer call for refreshing chilled treats. We created these delicious frozen recipes so you can cool off and indulge while enjoying the warm weather.

gluten free frozen desserts

These dessert recipes have it all. Unusual treats that add new spins on old frozen favorites, these desserts have beautiful presentations, fun flavors, and easy preparation! Cool off with friends or with the kids over one (or all) of these amazing ice cream bar-style treats. All recipes are doable without using dairy, and of course all are gluten-free. Whether it's the frozen gluten-free Snickers treats that strike your fancy, or the giant ice cream sandwich cake - there's a dessert perfect for summer to meet everyone's tastes!

gluten free frozen snickers treats

Jules Shepard

Chocolate Snickers Treats

Chocolate Snickers Treats

Prep: 45 minutes
Bake: 10 minutes
Freeze: 4+ hours


Layers of chocolaty nut-butter goodness make this treat hard to resist. If you’re avoiding peanuts, nuts or dairy, use seed butter instead of peanut butter and a peanut-free, dairy-free chocolate bar like No Whey! candy bars in place of Snickers.

gluten free cookies and cream bars

Jules Shepard

Cookies & Cream Sundae Bar

Cookies & Cream Sundae Bars

Prep: 25 minutes
Bake: 35–45 minutes
Freeze: 3+ hours


You’ll love this self-contained brownie sundae. Line the pan with foil or parchment 
paper to make the brownies easier to remove and for quicker cleanup. For best results, do not replace the eggs in this recipe.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

gluten free ice cream sandwich cake

Jules Shepard

Prep: 25 minutes
Bake: 25 minutes
Freeze:2+ hours


Plan a party! This ice cream cake is big enough for a small crowd. For best results, do not replace the eggs in this recipe.

Ice Crispy Treat Pie

Prep: 30 minutes
Bake: 30–35 minutes
Freeze: 3+ hours


If you’re craving an old-fashioned icebox pie, this recipe is for you. Refrigerate the pie for a creamy custard filling or serve it frozen for a firm filling. Either way, this pie is hard to resist. Top it with whipped topping and berries, if desired. This recipe can be made egg-free; see instructions.

pineapple dream pie

Jules Shepard

Pineapple Dream Pie

Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 10 minutes
Freeze: 2+ hours


With only a few ingredients, this pineapple pie recipe is easy to whip up. Serve it with whipped topping and fresh berries, if desired.

Associate editor Jules Shepard is author of Free For All Cooking (DaCapo Perseus), The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free, (DaCapo Perseus) and, Nearly Normal Cooking for Gluten-Free Eating (CreateSpace). Her books are available at Gluten Free & More.

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