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Goldbaum’s Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cones, Crackers & Pasta

I recently received several complimentary gluten-free products from Goldbaum’s to sample and review on my blog.  I have been ordering Goldbaum’s gluten-free ice cream “cake-style” cones for a few years now, but that is all I had tried up until this point (and we love them!).  GF mom tip: the cake-style cones are handy snacks for little teethers, since they tend to melt as the kiddo’s “gum” them! 😉

The above photo is a Goldbaum’s GF Cake Cone with So Delicious Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cookie Dough Ice Cream (yep, you read that right, GF/DF Cookie Dough Ice Cream!).  The cake cones are Gluten Free, Low in Calories, Kosher, GMO-Free, and Vegan.

Cake Cone Ingredients: Potato starch, tapioca starch, palm oil (gmo free), sugar, dietary fibers, emulsifier (lecithin), cocoa powder, xanthan gum, salt, baking soda, natural vanilla.

One cake cone has only 11 calories, 0.1 grams of fat, 6mg. of sodium, 3 grams of total carbs and 0.1 grams of sugar.

Goldbaum’s Cocoa Sugar Cones are Gluten Free, Kosher, GMO-Free and Vegan.

Ingredients: Potato starch, sugar, tapioca starch, palm oil (gmo free), dietary fibers, emulsifier (lecithin), cocoa powder, salt, stabilizer (xanthan gum), natural vanilla.

One cocoa sugar cone has only 41 calories, 0 grams of fat, 27mg. of sodium, 9 grams of total carbs and 3 grams of sugar.

I am already beginning to experience some mild anxiety over the upcoming school year and the “challenging” snack projects the kids make.  Last year took it’s toll on me, especially after making 1,000 GF Goldfish for Sam’s week of counting projects (I’m just now recovering from that one!).

Anyhoo, last Christmas, the kids decorated Christmas trees from sugar cones.  This project sneaked up on me rather unexpectedly, so I didn’t have time to order any sugar cones without incurring a crazy overnight shipping charge (and they are not available year round at stores in New Mexico!).  So, I made my own gluten-free, dairy-free sugar/waffle cones (I will warn you, the photos are bad.  This was back before I knew to take food pictures by natural light and not with a flash, so it looks like I live in a cave, LOL!). 😀

I am happy to know that I can make my own GF cones if I need to, but really, I’d just rather not! 😉 If you click the link to my post on making the cones, you will see a picture of the decorated Christmas tree at the bottom of the page.

I decided to re-make the Christmas tree with Goldbaum’s Cocoa Sugar Cones, but this time, I made it without synthetic dyes (we went for the white Christmas tree look).

Before ↑

After ↑

For the dairy-free white icing recipe I use, refer to my post on Easter Cupcakes.  To decorate the “tree” without using artificial colorings, I crushed some of Yummy Earth’s Organic Drops then sprinkled them on the icing.  Surf Sweets Organic Jelly Beans would also make for great “ornaments,” and Candy Tree’s gluten-free licorice laces would make great garland (or use naturally colored icing).

I was exceptionally excited to try Goldbaum’s Jumbo Cones!  The jumbo cones are Gluten Free, GMO Free, Low Calories and Dairy Free.

Ingredients: potato starch, sugar, tapioca starch, palm oil (GMO Free), dietary fibers, emulsifier (lecithin), salt, stabilizer (xanthan gum), natural vanilla.

One jumbo cone has 74 calories, 0.7 grams of fat, 48mg. of sodium, 17 grams of total carbs and 5.4 grams of sugar.

Goldbaum’s Jumbo Cone with So Delicious Coconut Milk Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (above photo)

Attempting to display the size difference in the cones! 😀

I was surprised to find out that Goldbaum’s also manufactures gluten-free pastas and rice crackers.  I was skeptical of the pasta, because I have yet to find another GF pasta that even comes close in taste and texture to my favorite brand, Tinkyada (I’ve heard Bionaturae has a really good GF line of pastas too, but I don’t eat soy so I’ve never tried it).

I received a package of Goldbaum’s GF penne-style brown rice pasta and I decided to make pasta salad with it.

Ingredients: brown rice, rice bran, water.

One (1 cup) serving of penne pasta has 190 calories, 0.2 grams of fat, 3mg. of sodium, 43 total carbs, 0.9 grams of fiber and less than 1 gram of sugar.

Goldbaum’s gluten-free pasta is available in the following shapes: Fettucine, Fusilli, Penne, Shells, Spaghetti, and Spirals.  You can purchase the pastas on Amazon and

Pasta salad is my performance test of choice for GF pastas.  If a gluten-free pasta holds up well in taste and texture when cold, then it’s golden in my book.  For this test, I tried a new pasta salad recipe from my latest issue of Living Without, Pizza Pasta Salad (this will be GREAT for lunchboxes!!).

I boiled the pasta in lightly salted water for 16 minutes (um, this is AMAZINGLY good gluten-free pasta when warm, I had a hard time stopping myself from nibbling on it so I would have some left for the pasta salad!). I made two versions of the pizza pasta salad, one with cheese for Sam and one without, for Luke.

For the dairy version, I added some fresh mozzarella Ciliegine (above photo).

I spruced up Luke’s dairy-free version with some goldfish shaped bell peppers (above photo).  Have I told you how much I hate goldfish? 😀

The Goldbaum’s pasta held up exceptionally well when cold.  I might even go so far to say that I think it does better than Tinkyada (and Tinkyada holds up great too)!

The final product we tried was the Goldbaum’s Zesty Choice Original Flavor Baked Rice Crisps.

Ingredients: Organic Rice Flour, Rice Bran Oil, Sea Salt, Soy Sauce Powder, Ginger Powder.

20 of the Original crackers have 155 calories, 3.4 grams of fat, 126mg. of sodium, 28.8 grams of total carbs, 0.2 grams of fiber and 0 grams of sugar.

The Goldbaum’s Zesty Choice Crackers are available in the following flavors: Original, Garlic, Chili and Unsalted.

We loved the rice crackers and we thought the texture was a cross between a classic crispy rice cracker and a flakier cracker, like Glutino’s gluten-free crackers.  These are perfect for appetizers, like the highly addictive appetizer you see above.  Kim from Cook It Allergy Free made some of these for us when we were visiting a few weeks ago.  A gluten-free cracker topped with Tomato Basil Hummus and Smoked Salmon.  Kim doesn’t have the recipe posted on her website yet, but maybe this will put the pressure on, LOL! 😉

Would you like to try all of the above Goldbaum’s gluten-free products for FREE?  Well, here’s your chance!

Moe, from Goldbaum’s has kindly offered to give TWO of my readers the same sample package of products that he sent me (one package of each of the above products I reviewed)!

To enter this giveaway:

Leave a comment telling me what your favorite brand & flavor of gluten-free ice cream is!

For optional bonus entry opportunities (be sure to leave a separate comment for each additional task completed):

  • Subscribe to my blog via email (this is what the subscribe section looks like at the top of this page ↓)


  • Share this giveaway on your Facebook page, including a link back to this post (then leave a comment).
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  • Mention this giveaway in a blog post (then leave a comment).

Using the Random Number Generator, I will pick the two winners on Monday, August 16th, 2010.

Good Luck! 😀


  1. Hi Heidi,

    How do the icecream cones hold up? I so miss icecream cones 🙂 Other brands of cones we've gotten have been either sooo small you can only fit alittle bit of icecream in them or they are all broken. 🙁

    I'm a vanilla girl when it comes to icecream…I like to add my own toppings 🙂


    • Hi Kim!

      That seems to be a common problem among all gluten-free ice cream cones (the sugar cones anyway), they are fragile. Every brand I have ordered has arrived with some casualties, but the Goldbaum's had less broken cones than the "Let's Do Organic" GF sugar cones from my last shipment. My hope is that there might be a better packaging solution to reduce the breakage. It is disappointing when you pay the higher price for the cones and quite often shipping charges, only to not many usable cones (at least for the intended purpose, to hold ice cream).

      The cake cones all arrived safely, the Jumbo cones (package of 8) had 5 completely unbroken cones, 2 with chips and 1 was smooshed (I keep the crumbs though to use in other recipes or to decorate cakes/cupcakes).

      The cocoa sugar cones (package of 12) had 7 complete cones, 3 slightly damaged and 2 were in pieces.

      Hope that helps! 😀

  2. So Delicious Coconut milk ice cream is by far my favorite – and I'd love to have a sugar cone of that. Wowsers!

  3. Heidi –

    Heidi – most intriguing of all the new Goldbaum's products are the Waffle Bowls!

  4. Hi! Just discovered your blog while trying to find a recipe for cream of….soup! I LOVE all the recipes you have posted and can't wait to try them. I have been eating GF for 11 months and am searching for ways to make some of my favorites. As for ice cream. I love the TurkeyHill Moose tracks our store has that is GF. Off to look at some more of your posts!!! 🙂

  5. I Like” Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom on Facebook!! 🙂

  6. Gluten free waffle cones? Oh, yes! My favorite gluten-free AND dairy-free ice cream flavor is Purely Decadent Mint Chip Coconut Milk ice cream. It's heavenly! (The cookie dough flavor is pretty spectacular, too, and it's my son's favorite!)

  7. My favorite GF ice cream is so delicious! I'm sad their cookies and cream flavor isn't GF, but the cookie dough is good.

  8. Luna and Larry's Coconut bliss Cherry Amaretto is my favorite!

  9. did the Like on Facebook! Followed you on twitter and mentioned you on twitter!

  10. I am so addicted to So Delicious Neapolitan. YUM!!

  11. My favorite brand of gluten-free (and vegan) ice cream is So Delicious coconut milk in German Chocolate with Pomegranate Chip and Cherry Amaretto trying for second-favorite.

  12. I "liked" Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom on Facebook.

  13. …and I LIKE you on facebook 🙂 I look forward to your posts!

  14. I shared this post too… 🙂

  15. I posted a link to this giveaway on Facebook.

  16. I'm following you on Twitter.

  17. I tweeted about this giveaway.

  18. we make homemade vanilla here and it is sooooo yummy it is dangerous. =0)

  19. I follow you! =)

  20. Oh this would be fabulous! 🙂 My ds has tried Coconut Bliss (Cherry Amaretto) and the So Delicious ice cream bars. He likes both equally.

  21. I liked you on facebook and left a comment there too.

  22. shared about your giveaway on my facebook profile page and linked it back here.

  23. I found the Goldbaum's sugar cones once locally & they are awesome. I'd love to try the other products. Do you order yours from Amazon or directly from Goldbaum?

    My favorite dairy free ice cream is So Delicious coconut milk vanilla bean:) MMMM!

    I also like you on FB:)

  24. I'm really new to being GF (only a month in), so I'm still a little unsure of what all I can buy GF. So right now, I love the homemade raspberry ice cream we make with goat's milk. It's delish! Thanks so much for the chance to enter!

  25. I liked you on FB.

  26. And I'm now following on Twitter @MommaStaciA. Thanks!

  27. Mary Anne Blood says

    My favorite ice cream is the So brand with coconut milk. The best flavor is Mocha Almond. mmmmm Makes me forget I even have any food issues!

  28. Asha Fuller says

    I love So Delicious Coconut milk ice cream my favorite favor is Dark Chocolate. I would looove to have some more ice cream I can eat.

  29. So Delicious Coconut Milk Dark Chocolate Flavor

    I want to win the drawing!!!!!!!!

  30. Liked and commented on Facebook! 🙂

  31. Shared on Facebook!! 🙂 lol

  32. I can't remember the brand but it was decadently something or other but it was a mint chocolate chip coconut milk ice cream and mercy it was yummy!

  33. I like you on facebook!

  34. And now I am subscribed to the blog. Can you tell I am excited?! 🙂

  35. So Delicious chocolate Coconut milk ice cream is #1 in our house I just wish it came in a gallon size. I have 10 year old twin boys need I say more.

  36. My favorite is So Delicious cookie dough ice cream!

  37. I'm two weeks in to living gluten and dairy free, so I don't have a favorite yet. I will however be checking out the brands listed here!

  38. I just "liked@ the adventures of a gluten free mom on FB

  39. I followed you on twitter as well….:) *whew* I'm done!

  40. Without even a shred of doubt, my very favorite gluten free ice cream is…

    Turtle Mountain Purely Decadent Cookie Dough

  41. I liked you on facebook.

  42. I like Turtle Mountain so or soy delicious and Edy's frozen yogurt. But I love to make my own too!

  43. My favorite icecream is Haggendaz (sp?) chocolate chip.

  44. I just discovered the So Delicious Coconut Milk Vanilla Bean ice cream. I hadn't been able to eat ice cream for years! LOVE! We mixed it with crushed Glutino oreos last night. I have to rush out to find the choc chip cookie dough version now 🙂 I didn't know they made that. Thanks for sharing!

  45. Just liked you on FB. 🙂

  46. My girls and I LOVE these cones, we've had both the sugar and regular cones. FYI Christams tree shops sell them for $2!! Our favorite icecream is the So Delicious Cookie Dough. I attemped to make my own but not so Thank you Gouldbaum for this wonderful giveaway.Im dying to try the chips.

    • Kristina, you're absolutely correct! Moe from Goldbaum's just told me that you can find their pasta and cones for great price at Market Basket or at The Christmas Tree Shop. Didn't realize they were THAT GREAT of a price though, $2.00 for a box of GF cones could prompt me to relocate closer to a Christmas Tree Shop, LOL!

  47. I tweeted about this!

  48. So delicious coconut ice cream is my son's favorite, he loves it!! We have tried many varieties, the latest being the banana split mini ice cream sandwiches, it's been the favorite snack during these summer months!

    Great post with reviews! Love the idea of a cocoa cone, really hopping we can try some!! 🙂


  49. I suscribed to your blog! 🙂

  50. Put a link for your blog giveaway on Facebook! 🙂

  51. Breyer's All Natural Coffee Ice Cream is my favorite! Yummmy And sadly I do have a weakness for McDonald's and Wendy's ice cream…gross I know – I just love soft serve.

  52. I subscribe to your amazing blog

  53. Following on Facebook

  54. Following you on Twitter

  55. Re-tweeted about this post.

  56. My favorite GF-CF ice-cream is:

    "Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss",

    especially the Almond Fudge flavor.

  57. Soy-free gluten-free ice cream cones!!! I've got to get my hands on those! 🙂 Picking a fave flavor of ice cream is so hard! Probably mint chocolate chip.

  58. I follow you on Twitter @Ebee333.

  59. I love skinny cow's 'chocolate fudge brownie' which tastes really great!!!thanks for this giveaway…

  60. I am also a follower on FB!!!

  61. I am also a new subscriber via email!!!

  62. I can't believe you had this posted today! On the way to town this morning, I was thinking how much I've missed putting my ice cream in a cone – or even having broken pieces of cone as topping. I'm a vanilla girl myself – that way I can add what I want. My favorite is Turkey Hill. We actually were in Lancaster, Pennsylvania recently – what a beautiful place!

  63. I have now re-subscribed to your site. For some reason, when you changed over while back, it didn't carry forward. I've been faithfully following, though! And good luck with your school-year food days!

  64. I love my own "house" brand of ice cream!! haha! But I haven't ever had a GF cone…not in 15 years!

  65. I already 'subscribe' to you!

  66. And I am a friend of both you and AoaGFM on FB!

    I will try to remember to post on FB tonight too…

  67. Blue Bunny Mint Chocolate Chip

  68. I really like the So Delicious cookie dough flavor. Thank you for the giveaway.

  69. Michelle Olejar says

    Already following you on Facebook.

  70. Michelle Olejar says

    Love SoDelicious Coconut ice cream, any flavor.

  71. Michelle Olejar says

    I subscribed to your blog at the top of the page.

  72. Michelle Olejar says

    I shared this giveaway post on my facebook page.

  73. Okay, I also posted about it on FB!!!

  74. Following you on Twitter now. 🙂

  75. Officially retweeted!

  76. My GF son's favorite ice cream is Perry's Birthday Bash. Thanks for the

    great tips on pasta and cones!


  77. Oh my goodness! I haven't even tried gluten free ice cream yet. I've only been gluten free for two weeks and I'm figuring things out at this point. I'm a vanilla and chocolate girl with a bit of peanut butter for good measure.

  78. I Like Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom on Facebook

  79. Shared the giveaway on Facebook

  80. Tweeted the giveaway

  81. I think that I need to try So Delicious, I've been making one with coconut milk that's pretty good right out of the ice cream maker. I want to try the noodles!

  82. My favorite gluten-free ice cream is Breyers Peach All Natural Ice Cream 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  83. Subscribed to Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom by email

  84. Following @adventuresgfmom on Twitter

  85. When I ate dairy it was Breyer's mint chocolate chip. Now, its Coconut Bliss Chocolate.

  86. i 'liked' you on facebook

  87. Carla Pullum says

    I have never tried and of these kind of ice creams but I need to as regular ice cream hurts my stomach!



  88. Blogged about this! YUM!!

  89. Kroger Mint Chocolate Chip.

  90. I “liked” Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom on Facebook.

  91. our favortie gluten free ice cream is turtle mountains so delicous coconut cookie dough! our 4 year old is gfcf and he absolutley love love loves this ice cream and our entire family does as well

  92. I love So Delicious ice cream as I am GFDF also. I am a vanilla girl!

  93. I subscribe to you via email! I love your site and have enjoyed all the reviews and recipes!

  94. The food sound yummy.

  95. I found the cocoa sugar cones at the grocery store today! Had to buy a box. Haven't tried 'em yet, but can't wait!

    • Woo-Hoo Heather! You'll have to let me know what you think of them!


      • Finally tried these tonight. LOVED THEM! I think they're better than the gluten-containing cones I remember – a little lighter texture, maybe? Or perhaps it's my fading memory. lol. I also like that they packaged them in groups of six instead of having to open the entire package at once. And there were absolutely no damaged cones! All 12 looked perfect to me. Great find.


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