Gluten-Free at Cold Stone Creamery

Ice Cream Shop
19 ratings
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available.
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Ice Cream
Celiac

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Located beachfront, nothing is better than a nice ice cream on a warm day. Warning, not much direct parking and it fills up quickly, but it’s free. Otherwise, you may have to walk a little. This location is always busy. The employees are very friendly here which makes the whole experience that much better. I tried the banana caramel crunch. You might think it was a bit sweet, but it wasn’t. It was just right. The almonds were super fresh and plentiful. It was a great choice. Thankfully, due to my gluten allergy, the worker made my ice cream in the back and separate from gluten surfaces and gluten itself. Because of this courtesy, I gave them 5 stars for safety and also for taste. Their isn’t anyone this place cannot please. Plenty of gluten free options. Locations may vary on safety protocols. This one is safe.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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I grew up coming to Branson and Coldstone was always a highlight of our trip. I was worried I wouldn’t get to join my family in getting ice cream, but we went in and the staff was able to help me super easily. They told me what ice cream I could have and they went into the back to use ice cream that hadnt been contaminated and they made it on a slab in the back. It was delicious!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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Asked for GF options, because none of the selections were marked as GF, the girl behind the counter said...do you mean fat free? She had no idea what gluten was and no idea what was safe for me to eat. I walked out.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Celiac

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The service was great. The girl knew which ones were gluten free. I asked her to get mine from new tubs in the back with a clean scoop and new gloves. She did no problem. I got Cheesecake and Black Cherry in a cup. Yum 😋 I am Celiac and have a wheat allergy. I did not have any bad reaction after eating here!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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My son really wanted ice cream from here on our mommy and me date night. I thought sure buddy mommy will just sit this one out. I was wrong! After I ordered his ice cream they asked what I would like and I explained I have celiac and wouldn’t be able to have anything safely. I was told which ice creams were GF and which mix ins I could have. The ice cream I choose was then scooped from a fresh package in the back along with mix ins mixed in a separate back area. I ended up having cheesecake ice cream with banana, strawberry, and whipped cream mixed in. Yum!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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I have been going to this ice cream shop for many years. I mention that I have celiac disease and they take the appropriate measures to help keep me safe. The last few times, Anthony has been the one that ensures that my ice cream concoction tastes wonderful and is also extremely safe. Thank you Anthony and Coldstone Creamery!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Excellent service. Allergen menu clearly marked. We told the staff about my son’s gluten allergy and they were happy to change gloves and get his scoop directly from a new container in the back. Ice cream was delicious; no issues.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering

Overall Rating

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Staff was friendly and knowledgeable and double checked ingredients in the ice cream flavor as well as toppings. They cleaned the surface before mixing mine, but it is on the same surface. I felt very comfortable.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
Celiac

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Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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Pretty good for Celiac people, although not perfect. When I asked the staff to use a clean scoop, they agreed right away and also offered to mix my ice cream in a separate container so it wasn't on the same "cold stone" as all the other gluten items. I felt good about it and did not get sick, but as with all ice cream places, your ice cream does come out of a shared bucket, so keep that in mind if you are very sensitive

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Only a few flavors with gluten and have a separate area for a gluten allergy

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They said they could mix my ice cream in a separate container (not on the shared cold slab), which was good to know. However some of the ice creams themselves contain gluten, like cake batter and oreo filling. I saw some oreo crumbs in the gaps between ice cream bins which was worrisome. And they only rinse the scoopers, which makes me think cross contamination could be an issue unless you ask them to get a fresh one.

There are plenty of gluten free ice creams, but not that many GF toppings I felt safe getting (and that I liked). I also asked whether the sprinkles were GF, and nobody in the store knew, therefore I ended up getting no mix ins just to be safe.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Celiac

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They have an allergy procedure where they put down a clean pan on the slab and use gloves. Staff offered it after we asked if an ice cream flavor was GF. Nice!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Only offered one gluten free flavor - sorbet. One flavor said gluten free on the tag but the workers said it wasn’t. Staff was very nice but not very knowledgeable. No ingredients list for specialty items.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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I went with my family one evening. My husband told the guy when I ordered that I was allergic to wheat. He immediately stopped in his tracks. He got a clean ice cream scoop, he mixed my ice cream in a clean bowl, and when I asked for m&ms as my mix-in, he went to the kitchen and got fresh ones cause he said that he didn’t want to use the ones that were out cause they are right next to the graham crackers. I was blown away by how awesomely I was treated here and I didn’t get sick! I have celiac. 😁 Also, their website, which I looked up while in line, tells you which ice creams contain gluten. I got sweet cream.

Celiac

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On 8/16/19, the WONDERFUL crew (sorry, didn't get their names) took FANTASTIC care of me! I'm not picky with flavors, I JUST wanted celiac SAFE ice cream! They delivered & I was able to sit & enjoy some creamy, DELICIOUS ice cream with my (non-celiac) husband! Thank you guys, we'll see you in 2020!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The staff was knowledgeable and took precautions to ensure the order was not cross contaminated. They got the cotton candy ice cream from an unopened container of ice cream and used a clean scoop. Excellent service!!

Celiac

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This place was fantastic! The staff was very knowledgeable and even double checked their books for me without my asking! Most of the ice cream was gluten free, they cleaned the space and the spatulas without my asking. I would live here if I could!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I swung by out of curiosity, I really wanted ice cream. The staff was wonderful and brought out a book that they keep in the back with all the different allergen information. They let me look through at what did and did not contain gluten. Almost all of their ice creams are safe except for the ones that obviously have gluten, like brownie or cake batter.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Cold stone has a menu online indicating every menu item and any allergens. There are a number of ice creams that are gluten-free. A few dairy free. A welcome option for someone allergic to wheat. ( and this location has a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Caramel Apple?)

Celiac

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Very helpful staff. Clean surface and scoops used.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Binder with all allergens listed and staff was willing to use a clean scoop and take out a fresh container of ice cream to scoop from

Celiac

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Staff knew what I needed. Washed her hands and got separate utensils. Opened a new package of bowls. Took ice cream from the back and did mix ins separately. So happy!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Staff wasn't knowledgeable. I had to look online . I was told that all they offered were gf but online menu said differently.

Celiac

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The staff makes your creation on a separate pan with clean scoopers. They get your ice cream and toppings from the back to avoid cross contamination. They were so careful! They handed me a GF menu as soon as I asked!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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GF ice cream cakes! I’ve never seen these offered anywhere else

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Didn't have as many choices for fresh ice creams... attempted to serve me some of the ice cream from case because it was gluten free but it was sitting right next to cake batter ice cream (not gluten free), with some of that ice cream spilled in it! Yikes!! Employee was SO confused about a gluten allergy.... much better experience at town center.

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Took my order and made my ice cream with fresh utensils on a separate space with fresh ingredients from the back to prevent cross contamination. Full allergen menu available online!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The staff are more than willing to scoop your ice cream from a new container in the back. Just make sure the flavor is gluten free. I have them put the toppings on top of the ice cream instead of mixing it on the stone. I've never had a problem!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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when i ask them to make it seperatly they are very good at it. when i take a chance and let them make it on the same counter i get affected. they don't have a good list of whats safe and whats not. but their web site is easy to read and figure out quickly what i can have.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The owner does not believe in gluten allergy. The staff did not take proper precautions. I became ill. I knew better but thought it wouldn't hurt one time.... boy was I wrong! I won't visit this location again!

Not celiac

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FINALLY! Someone who gets "allergy" (or in my case cross-contamination from gluten from celiac). Not sure if I lucked out when I went but the guy seemed pretty attuned to keeping ice cream safe for me, including putting on gloves; opening up a new container from the back just for me; adding mix-ins from unopened container in back; and mixing in its own container. Then covered and out in a bag separate from my daughters cross-contaminated ice cream. GREAT job! Wish more places "got" it like this one!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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I went in asked for the gluten free options. They have a list that tells you what has gluten. I had the cotton candy and strawberry. They also got my icecream from the back and mixed it in the back to ensure it was safe! They were very accommodating and aware of how serious a gluten allergy is!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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the company trys hard but there servers tend to cross contaminate

Celiac friendly?

No

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The staff was so helpful. They were very knowledgable about which ice cream flavors were safe for my daughter who has Celiac and a nut allergy. They went in the back to scoop hers from a clean bin.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Not only did the guy working there know exactly what celiac was, he also knew exactly what to do. He checked in the back to see if there was an unopened container of ice cream first, but when there wasn't, he asked if I was OK with what was already out, which was almost full. He used a clean scoop and skimmed off a large layer before scooping and put my ice cream directly into a cup instead of onto the slab. It was really good ice cream, too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Finally found an awesome ice cream shop for my husband!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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cross contamination all over.

Not celiac

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staff aware of gluten allergies. will help you determine which flavors of ice cream are safe. will wash hands scoops and use a clean cold tray on marble slab(you may need to prompt them) to prepare your ice cream. Be aware that small bits of toppings or another flavor of ice cream occasionally may drop into the ice cream cooler. So keep an eye out.

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Ice cream Cakes and Cupcakes...always in stock. GF Chocolate or yellow cake layers from a local dedicated gluten free facility.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I'm a recently diagnosed Celiac, and still pretty nervous about eating anything not prepared at home, but my daughter really wanted to stop for ice cream. I had read that Coldstone was very responsive to Gluten Free needs so I gave it a try. All I had to do was mention that I needed to be Gluten Free and all 3 if the gals behind the counter offered to go in the back and get a fresh tub of the ice cream I wanted and got a fresh package of chocolate shavings too for my milkshake! They also grabbed clean spoons and a clean blender! Oh, and NO "Glutenation"! Happy Summer! 😎

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They knew the gluten containing items, had separate pans to mix on, changed gloves & got a fresh box of ice cream out! Blew me away! Wow!

Gluten Free Features
  • Dessert
  • Ice Cream

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