If you’re worried about missing out on dessert during Christmas 2019, then never fear. Here’s 40 supermarket Christmas desserts you probably didn’t know were gluten free, because 98% of them are not in the free from aisle!
Yep, that’s right, there’s tons of great gluten free Christmas desserts hidden in the freezer sections of supermarkets. As usual, as long as there’s no gluten containing ingredients and no ‘may contain gluten or wheat’ warnings, then the product is safe for us gluten free folks. Ok, so here’s 40 supermarket Christmas desserts you didn’t know were gluten free in 2019…
And it gets even better… because they’re not ‘special’ products for us gluten free folks, guess what? We pay the exact same as anybody else would. Now that makes a change!!
I’ll be updating this post all over October, November and December, so make sure you keep checking back for new products. Oh and also make sure you’re following me on Instagram where I post all my latest gf finds first – that way, you’ll always know all the most recent finds and never miss any!
Important ‘accidentally’ gluten free products disclaimer:
As always with ‘accidentally’ gluten free products, please make sure you TRIPLE CHECK the labels to be sure there’s no gluten-containing ingredients and no gluten-related may contain warning.
Whilst I’ve obviously spent several hours checking all these products for you already – YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THINGS MIGHT CHANGE! So make sure you check the ingredients labels for yourself first. And if any of these products aren’t safe anymore, please let me know so I can remove them.
At the time of writing, all of these products are safe!
This post is constantly updated! Keep scrolling to the bottom for the NEWEST products ??
1. Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Raspberry and Prosecco Meringue Stack – £5
First of all – brace yourself.
There is a lot of meringue in this post! But did you know that not ALL meringue-based desserts in supermarkets are gluten free? Some actually contain wheat starch, so be careful.
But the ones featured in this post don’t! So let’s start with this lovely looking white chocolate, raspberry and Prosecco meringue stack with cream.
Imagine having a dessert at Christmas that you could actually share with others? I’m still having a hard time imagining it!
2. Asda Extra Special Hand Finished Raspberry and Prosecco Pavlova Stack – £5
Here’s what it says on that box just in case it’s too small to read:
‘A sensational triple-layer stack of Prosecco cream and crisp meringue, hand-finished with Heritage raspberries and Belgian white chocolate.’
Wait a minute, that sounds very similar to the dessert at number one? Well, the flavours are pretty similar, but this one is actually much bigger!
It’s 638g and the Sainsburys one is 490g… and they’re the same price. So choose wisely!
3. Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Raspberry and Lemon Meringue Wreath – £6.50
Supermarkets have definitely gone all-out on the whole meringue wreath thing this year!
So here’s the first of many, a raspberry and lemon meringue wreath, topped with white chocolate.
If you’re not a fan of Prosecco, this product is a great alternative to the first two products above.
Wondering about dairy free options? (there is a lot of dairy cream in this post!!) Stay tuned until later for your options…
4. Asda Extra Special Hand Finished Belgian Chocolate and Salted Caramel Roulade – £4
How good does this sound?!
If you’re a bit of a chocaholic and love salted caramel (who doesn’t?!) then this is definitely a good option for you!
Asda actually have one of the biggest selection of ‘accidentally’ gluten free Christmas desserts this year so it’s well worth having a look.
Any ideas which dessert you’ll be choosing for Christmas day yet?! Let me know in the comments below this post!
5. Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference 2 Salted Caramel Roulades – £2.50
Here we have two mini roulades and they only cost £2.50!
They’d be perfect if you’re getting a dessert option just for yourself or if you need to take over a safe gf dessert option to someone else’s house.
(yes, even in 2019 I still have to do that every now and then!)
And I’ll never complain about MORE salted caramel!
6. Morrisons The Best Belgian Chocolate and Orange Iced Cream Present – £5
Ok, let’s take a brief intermission from roulades and meringue to acknowledge one of the best ‘accidentally’ gluten free Christmas desserts out there.
This awesome chocolate orange semifreddo mousse with chocolate meringue and a Belgian chocolate sauce centre… finished with a chocolate bow.
Yes, I said chocolate four times in one sentence!
Since Terry’s chocolate orange have a ‘may contain’ for gluten, just eat this instead and enjoy!
7. Waitrose and Partners Christmas Raspberry and Passion Fruit Meringue Wreath – £8
Whilst this is a pretty unique flavour combo to Waitrose, this is also one of the most expensive meringue wreaths on this list!
Yep, it costs £8 and whilst it’s really, really nice (I had this last year!) you might want to hold back until you’ve scrolled through this whole post.
Also, has anyone else noticed an intense love of raspberry in so many of these products so far? ?
But I’m not complaining!!
8. Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Belgian Chocolate Roulade with Whipped Cream and Belgian Chocolate Sauce – £5
Getting that feeling of deja vu?
Well, that’s because this was a favourite in Sainsbury’s from last year!
But this year, it returns but in updated packaging. But still, I thought I’d throw in a new photo so you guys knew what you were looking for!
And as all of these desserts are frozen, they have good use by dates, so don’t be afraid to stock up early.
9. Co-Op Creamy and Indulgent White Forest Meringue – £6
Yep, still here and still bringing you more meringue ?
(there’s plenty more to come actually!!)
But it’s great that Co-op’s across the UK are also not missing a few cheeky ‘accidentally’ gluten free dessert options this Christmas.
Instead of raspberry, this is more cherry-based, so it might be a nice change from other options.
10. Asda Extra Special Sicilian Lemon and Mascarpone Meringue Roulade – £4
Yet again, Asda seems to be the cheapest place to pick up your Christmas meringue-based desserts this year.
(don’t worry, I do have some non-meringue based products coming up too!!)
And this lemon and mascarpone roulade sounds AMAZING.
Oh and there’s even white chocolate sprinkled on top too.
11. Waitrose and Partners Christmas Rich Chocolate Meringue Yule Log – £4
But actually, Waitrose’s chocolate meringue yule log is actually a bit of an unexpected bargain too!
It’s finished with chocolate sauce and pistachios and what I love most is that it even has a pistachio cream too ?
I mean, it’s far from a yule log, but I’m not sure I’d really care at this price with those flavour combos!
Ok, who’s ready for a non-meringue based dessert next?!
12. Asda Extra Special 12 Chocolate Cup Selection – £3.20
Ok, these are actually quite different to meringue!
They’re little milk and dark chocolate cups filled with some of the most amazing fillings…
There’s 6 salted caramel and cream milk chocolate cups and 6 raspberry cream with raspberry compote in dark chocolate cups.
Perfect if you just want a small bite after a big Christmas lunch!
13. Sainsbury’s Extra Special Toffee and Pecan Meringue Roulades – £2.50
And here’s another couple of mini-roulades to add to your options, this time at Asda.
They’re also £2.50, just like the Sainsbury’s one.
I’m a massive fan of pecans combined with toffee, so this is right up my street!
And who could say no to toffee meringue?!
14. Marks and Spencer Hot Chocolate Fudge Pudding – £4
Hooray, an actual dessert that isn’t meringue! ?
This is actually in M&S all year around and if you look in the bottom right, you might notice a discreet gluten free symbol.
But despite being available any time of year, this is basically the Christmas dessert of my dreams.
Plus, I guarantee that any muggle would enjoy eating this with you if you’re kind enough to share!
15. Asda Extra Special Chocolate Torte – £4
I don’t want to alarm anyone, but this is actually ‘accidentally’ gluten free AND it’s vegan too.
I think I just need a minute to process that!
So yep, this is also the FIRST dairy free dessert in this list – sorry there isn’t more, but I think this is a real winner!
This really is one of those desserts that everyone can enjoy this year, so keep an eye out for it in Asda’s freezers.
16. Cadbury Rocky Road Mud Cake (Tesco) – £3
Ok, this is one of the desserts that probably know about already – especially since it’s been in the freezer section in Tesco for quite a while.
But I thought I’d throw it in anyway, just to balance out the sheer amount of meringue in this post!
So whilst this isn’t a ‘Christmas branded’ product, definitely don’t forget that this could be an amazing Christmas dessert option for you.
It does contain ‘gluten free wheat starch’ which some people can be particularly sensitive to, so be careful of that if you need to.
17. Asda Extra Special Belgian White Chocolate and Raspberry Roulade – £4
Here’s another roulade from Asda at just £4…
and it’s one of our fave combos clearly – white chocolate and raspberry once again!
But I thought I’d throw in a few similar options at different supermarkets this year just to show that no matter where you shop, there’s always some options.
And honestly, I’ve had some awful gluten free ‘dessert’ options served to me over the years… like a tin of fruit salad. So I’ll gladly take this over that thanks!
17. Daim Chocolate Cake with Crunchy Caramel (Tesco) – £3
Here’s another one you probably DID know was gluten free as it’s from the frozen free from aisle.
But, this is just a helpful reminder to let you know that not only is this not meringue-based (thank goodness), but it’s also one of the BEST gf desserts I’ve ever tried.
And unlike the Rocky road mud cake, it doesn’t contain gluten free wheat starch – so no need to worry about reacting to it!
Trust me, just try this and thank me later. It’s amazing and actually one of the cheapest desserts in this list.
18. Tesco Finest Toffee Pecan Roulade – £4
We’ve had two mini toffee pecan roulades earlier, and over at Tesco we’ve not got a full-sized one!
This one also has a rich Dulce de Leche sauce in it too for that extra indulgence ??
There isn’t as many of these type of desserts in Tesco, but if you are in there, this one is a safe bet.
And whilst you’re there, you might as well take a look at this too…
19. Tesco Finest 2 Alphonso Mango and Passion Fruit Roulades – £2
We’re back with the mini roulades! And these are actually the cheapest out of all the mini roulades in this post at just £2.
If you’re not a fan of all the flavour combos so far, then this might be right up your street.
I mean, it’s not exactly a particularly festive flavour or anything ?
But it might bring a little ray of sunshine to your dessert plate on Christmas day!
20. Tesco Finest Heritage Raspberry and Belgian Dark Chocolate Roulade – £5
I’ve hereby renaming this post 30-ish roulades that are gluten free ?
And here’s another! It’s dark chocolate and raspberry with whipped cream and a sweet raspberry sauce.
This one serves 8 people, so it’s not too bad for £5 – most roulades so far have been for 6 people.
If you spot any gluten free desserts I’ve missed off this list then please let me know by leaving a comment below this post ??-
21. Tesco Raspberry Pavlova – £2
This is hands down, the best bargain out of all the products on this list.
Yep, it’s just £2 for a pretty hefty sized dessert! So if you’re just looking for something simple, this is an amazing option.
I mean, it has a lot in common with all the options I’ve included so far…
Meringue? Check. Cream? Check. Raspberries? Check ✅ Job done!
22. Asda Extra Special Free From 2 Melt in the Middle Belgian Chocolate Puddings – £2
These are another frozen free from aisle product in Asda that you might not be familiar with yet.
Why? Because they’re actually new as of last week or so at the time of writing!
And these would be absolutely perfect for a stress-free Christmas dessert.
Sadly these aren’t dairy free, but for dairy free folks, I’ve saved the best until last….
23. Morrisons The Best Salted Caramel and Pecan Pavlova Wreath – £6
I mean, out of all the meringue wreaths… this has to be the best looking one, right?!
First of all, you’ve got brown sugar meringue, topped with salted caramel, whipped cream and pecan pieces.
Then it’s topped with a salted caramel sauce and a Belgian milk chocolate drizzle.
Thanks, I’ll take 6!
24. Morrisons The Best 2 Rhubarb and Pink Gin Roulades – £2.50
And out of all the mini roulades in this post, these are my fave by a mile!
These are hand rolled meringue roulades filled with a rhubarb sauce and cream blended with raspberry gin.
Morrison’s don’t have the widest selection of desserts like this, but the ones they do have sound amazing!
If these are only around for Christmas, I’ll definitely be stocking up on these for the rest of the year.
25. Sainsbury’s Strawberries and Cream Santa Hats – £4.50
Hooray, a gluten free dessert with no meringue in sight ?
And how cute are these?! They’re a combo of semifreddo frozen mousse and strawberry sorbet which makes a line-up of Santa hats!
Bonus points if you don’t try and wear them before eating them!
26. Kirsty’s Luxury Apple Pie (Asda) – £2.50
Not only is this lovely apple pie gluten free, it’s also vegan. How awesome is that?
It appeared in Asda’s frozen free from aisle a few months ago and you know what? It would make an awesome Christmas dessert.
Ok, you might have known about this one already, but again, I didn’t want it to get overlooked at Christmas.
Just add custard and enjoy – this doesn’t taste like it’s free from anything. And so worth £2.50 for two slices!
27. Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Berry Meringue Roulade with whipped cream, Heritage Raspberry and Blackcurrants – £4
Yep, Sainsbury’s really has gone all-out on the festive desserts this year – they have nearly every variation of roulade under the sun!
And clearly, £4 for a roulade is pretty reasonable after reviewing nearly every single roulade in supermarkets out there.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on which roulade is the BEST out of the lot – because there really is so many to choose from!
So make sure you leave me a comment below this post letting me know ??
28. Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Lemon Meringue Roulade with Lemon Infused Cream and Lemon Curd – £4
Here’s another £4 roulade from Sainsbury’s for all the lemon lovers out there.
I mean, there’s so many roulades, that I might just buy a few and have one slice of each on Christmas day for dessert ?
After all, it’s not often that we get choice in what we eat – especially at Christmas!
So I’ll definitely being having a slice of this in my trio of roulade slices ?
29. Asda Extra Special Raspberry and Pistachio Wreath
Asda are once again pulling out all of the stops and… is that a bow I see in there?!
Either way, this is probably the best meringue wreath of them all and it likely won’t set you back £8 like the Waitrose one.
(sorry, I forgot to make a note of the price of this one but I’ll update this post when I do find out!)
Oh and just so you know, I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled when I’m in Aldi and Lidl for desserts like these too. So keep checking back to see if this post has been updated!
30. Sainsbury’s Toffee and Pecan Meringue Roulade with Toffee Cream and Dulche de Leche Sauce – £4
Are you all meringue’d out yet?!
Because I think I might have just saved the best until last! This is a toffee and pecan meringue roulade (full-sized) with toffee cream and yep, you guessed it – Dulche de Leche sauce.
So even thought this post is 90% meringue, I hope it at least helps you to see that there are so many more options outside of the free from aisle.
And for the most part, the products are fairly reasonably priced too.
31. Aldi Specially Selected Hand Rolled White Chocolate and Winter Berry Roulade – £3.49
32. Aldi Specially Selected Hand Rolled Toffee and Pecan Roulade – £3.49
33. Aldi Specially Selected Hand Finished Heritage Raspberry Pavlova Stack – £4.99
34. Asda Party 4 Christmas Tree Lollies
35. M&S Food 12 Mini Santa Hats – £4
37. M&S Toffee and Pecan Meringue Roulade – £4
38. M&S Lemon Meringue Roulade – £4
39. M&S 4 Raspberry and Mascarpone Meringue Roulades – £4
40. M&S Blackcurrant Roulade – £4
41. Co-op Kir Royale Semifreddo – £4.50
42. Co-op Spiced Salted Caramel Roulade – £4
43. Belgian Chocolate Melting Puddings
44. Co-op 9 Mini Melting Chocolate Puddings – £2.25
45. Co-op Salted Caramel Profiteroles – £2.25
Thanks for joining me in checking out the 40 supermarket Christmas desserts you didn’t know were gluten free! What did you think? Which was your favourite? Are there any other gluten free Christmas desserts I missed?
Please do let me know by leaving a comment below. Make sure you’re following me on Instagram where I’ll be posting all my latest festive gluten free product finds first!
If you enjoyed this post, make sure you check out my Tesco gluten free Christmas range post here OR for my Asda gluten free Christmas range post tap here OR you can visit my Sainsbury’s gluten free Christmas range 2019 post by tapping over here.
Thanks for reading,