Does Ice Cream Have Eggs? (Which Brands Do & Don’t) Updated March 2023

A hot summer day calls for a special treat. One that is sweet, cold and creamy to cool you down and please your taste buds. 

You have probably already guessed that that yummy treat can be ice cream! Ice cream is available in so many types and different flavors. 

Vanilla or chocolate are a popular choice for those who like a little simplicity. Rocky Road or bunny tracks are great for those who want to add life to their ice cream. 

This dessert is definitely a favorite for many. Its soft, creamy texture and rich, sweet taste is difficult to turn down. And honestly, how can you beat an ice cream cone on a warm day?

So you head over to your local grocery store to try and get your favorite french vanilla flavor ice cream. But what if you have an egg allergy?

One issue that many people face when it comes to eating previously prepared food is that a common ingredient included in many of them is eggs. But what about ice cream?

Does it actually have eggs in it? 

Most major ice cream brands in the United States contain egg whites, egg yolk powder or egg yolk proteins. No major ice cream brands have raw eggs in them so you don’t have to worry about that. Below I will give which of the most popular brands have or do not have eggs in them. 

Does Ice Cream Have Eggs? (Which Brands Do & Don't)

Unfortunately, egg is a key ingredient in many ice cream recipes so many of the most popular brands do include egg or egg products but if you can’t have eggs there are at least a few major brands that you can still get your ice cream from. 

So although the majority of ice cream flavors and brands contain eggs there are still some to choose from if you are allergic or just don’t like what eggs do to the texture of ice cream. 

The following ice cream brands DO contain eggs according to their packaging/ingredients: 

  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
  • Walmart Brand Ice Cream 
  • Tillamook Ice Cream
  • Haagen-Dazs
  • Baskin Robbins (Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Maui Brownie Madness, Beavertails Pastry, Bobsled Brownie, Boston Cream Pie, Caramel Cream Puff, Mom’s Makin’ Cookies, German Chocolate Cake, Made with Snickers, and Strawberry Cheesecake)
  • Magnum Ice Cream
  • Talenti Ice Cream
  • Adirondack Creamery
  • McConnell’s Ice Cream
  • Ample Hills Ice Cream
  • Van Leeuwen’s Ice Cream
  • Jeni’s Ice Cream
  • High Road Ice Cream

The following ice cream brands DO NOT contain eggs according to their packaging/ingredients:

  • Blue Bell Ice Cream
  • Breyers Ice Cream
  • Baskin Robbins (Most flavors don’t have eggs)
  • So Delicious Dairy Free Ice Cream
  • Salt & Straw Ice Cream
  • Turkey Hill Ice Cream
  • Dreyer’s/ Edy’s Ice Cream

If you have an egg allergy or just prefer not to have eggs in your ice cream then don’t worry. There are plenty of ice cream choices for you! Further on this article I will discuss ice creams that have eggs and those that do not. 

For now, know that there are many ice creams without eggs in them. And if you do want eggs in your sweet cold treat then there are plenty of choices for you as well. 

While some ice creams do contain eggs there are also plenty that do not.

Does Cold Stone Ice Cream Have Eggs In It?

Cold Stone has many different delicious menu items that you can choose from. Whatever your personal preference is, Cold Stone Creamery is sure to have an ice cream flavor that you like.

With a variety of flavors of both ice cream and sorbet you will have plenty of choices.  

But what about when it comes to the ingredients in Cold Stone’s ice cream? Does their ice cream have eggs in it?

The following Cold Stone ice cream flavors DO have eggs in them: 

  • Chocolate Cupcake Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Layer Cake Ice Cream
  • Eggnog Ice Cream
  • French Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Fudge Brownie Batter Ice Cream 
  • Gooey Butter Cake Ice Cream
  • Key Lime Ice Cream
  • Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream
  • Salted Caramel Ice Cream
  • Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream

These dairy products all contain either eggs, egg whites, or egg yolks. 

The following Cold Stone ice cream flavors DO NOT have eggs in them. 

  • Amaretto Ice Cream
  • Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Ice Cream
  • Banana Ice Cream
  • Banana Bread Batter Ice Cream
  • Black Cherry Ice Cream
  • Boo Batter Ice Cream 
  • Brown Sugar Ice Cream 
  • Butter Pecan Ice Cream 
  • Butterscotch Pudding Ice Cream 
  • Cake Batter Ice Cream
  • Cake Batter Ice Cream made with Moose Tracks Fudge
  • Cake Batter Ganache Ice Cream 
  • Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake Ice Cream
  • Caramel Latte Ice Cream 
  • Cheesecake Ice Cream 
  • Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream 
  • Chocolate Ice Cream 
  • Chocolate Cake Batter Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Cake Batter Ganache Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream 
  • Chocolate Malt Ice Cream 
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Pudding Ice Cream 
  • Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Ice Cream
  • Cinnamon Ice Cream
  • Cinnamon Bun Batter Ice Cream 
  • Circus Animal Cookies Ice Cream 
  • Classic Cookie Dough Ice Cream 
  • Coconut Ice Cream 
  • Coffee Ice Cream 
  • Cookie Butter Ice Cream 
  • Cotton Candy Ice Cream 
  • Dark Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Dark Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream
  • Dulce De Leche Ice Cream 
  • Fudge Mint Cookie Ice Cream 
  • Fudge Truffle Ice Cream 
  • Ghirardelli® Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Golden OREO® Cookie Ice Cream 
  • Lucky Charms Ice Cream 
  • Mango Ice Cream 
  • Marbled Cake Batter Ice Cream 
  • Marshmallow Ice Cream 
  • Milk & Cookies Ice Cream 
  • Mint Ice Cream 
  • Mocha Ice Cream
  • Oatmeal Cookie Batter Ice Cream 
  • Orange Dreamsicle Ice Cream 
  • OREO Crème Ice Cream 
  • Peach Ice Cream 
  • Peanut Butter Ice Cream 
  • Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Ice Cream
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream 
  • PEEPS Ice Cream 
  • Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream 
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake Ice Cream
  • Pistachio Ice Cream 
  • Pistachio Pudding Ice Cream 
  • Pumpkin Bread Batter Ice Cream 
  • Pumpkin Ice Cream 
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream
  • Raspberry Ice Cream 
  • REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
  • Rum Raisin Ice Cream 
  • Salted Caramel Ice Cream 
  • Salted Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream
  • Sea Salt Fudge Ice Cream 
  • Sea Salt Sweet Cream Ice Cream 
  • Sea Salt Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • Strawberry Ice Cream 
  • Strawberry Cake Batter Ice Cream 
  • Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream 
  • Sweet Cream Ice Cream
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream 
  • Vanilla Lite No Sugar Added Ice Cream

Does Cold Stone Sorbet Have Eggs?

If you are at Cold Stone Creamery and are considering getting their sorbet instead of ice cream you might be wondering if it has eggs in it as well. 

There are no eggs in any of the sorbet flavors at Cold Stone. Their sorbet is mainly made up of water, sugar and flavoring. 

If you want to know the exact ingredients in Cold Stone’s sorbet you can find it on Cold Stone’s website. 

Does Ice Cream Require Eggs?

If you love ice cream, you may have tried to make your own homemade ice cream. Not wanting to add any egg to the recipe you may be asking, does ice cream require eggs?

Ice cream doesn’t have to have eggs in it. There are plenty of egg-free options when it comes to types of ice cream. Also, if you want to skip eggs in your homemade ice cream by all means you can.

The eggs are totally optional when making homemade ice cream. There are many ice creams that you can buy that are egg-free as well. Eggs give the ice cream a creamier consistency but you don’t have to have them if you don’t want to. 

If your homemade ice cream recipe calls for eggs, there are things you can substitute in instead or leave them out altogether but i’m getting ahead of myself. I will get to that next. 

Just know that ice cream doesn’t require eggs.

How Can I Substitute Eggs In Ice Cream?

So, you are making some yummy homemade ice cream. Your recipe calls for eggs to be added but you want to skip this step. Is there an egg substitute that you could use to make homemade ice cream instead?

How can you substitute eggs in your ice cream?

Eggs give ice cream a rich flavor and creamier texture and make for a good custard base.  If you don’t want eggs in your ice cream simply substitute agar-agar powder or cream cheese for eggs in your homemade ice cream recipes or just don’t add any eggs at all and have a bit less of a smooth texture. 

Some other things can be subbed for the egg in ice cream. Agar-agar powder can be used in place of eggs in a homemade ice cream recipe. This will thicken it up and make it creamy without the use of any eggs. 

Cornstarch and cream cheese (or sugar) can even be used in place of the eggs. Or, just don’t substitute anything at all. 

Ice cream doesn’t have to have egg (known as “Philadelphia style” ice cream) or thickeners unless you want a more creamy ice cream.

Are There Eggs In Sherbet?

Rainbow colored and sweet to eat, sherbet is a delicious dessert. It isn’t necessarily ice cream but is very similar. 

Since we are talking about eggs, is there egg in sherbet?

Sherbet does not contain any eggs as well as no milk or cream. It isn’t really ice cream but more of a frozen dessert made with fruit and water. Sometimes a little bit of milk is added to the sherbet but never any egg.

So, if you are allergic to eggs or don’t want egg in your ice cream, sherbet is a great option. Including no eggs and similar to ice cream in its consistency and sweet taste, this dessert can have milk in it. 

Although usually a low amount, this means that not all sherbets are dairy-free. For this type of ice cream try sorbet which is always dairy and egg-free.

Final Thoughts

The question, “does ice cream have eggs?” is a hard one to say yes or no to but hopefully the list of brands that do and don’t have eggs in them has been helpful to you.

There are several kinds of the cold creamy dessert that don’t have any egg which is perfect for those with an egg allergy. 

Sherbet also doesn’t have any eggs in it but may contain some milk. Egg isn’t required and can be left out of ice cream recipes or other things can be subbed in for it if you are making ice cream at home using an ice cream maker and custom reciper as well.

So, you can still enjoy ice cream if you can’t eat eggs since many delicious ice creams are made without them.

Hannah R.

Hey, I'm Hannah and I'm the founder of Get Eatin'.

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