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    Is Baileys Irish Cream Gluten-Free?

    Scott Adams
    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.

      Wondering if Bailey's Irish cream is gluten-free? Look no further.

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    Celiac.com 01/07/2021 - One question we get a lot is about gluten-free alcohol. Specifically, which brands of Irish cream are gluten-free and safe for people with celiac disease? 

    Irish cream is basically sugar, cream and whiskey mixed together. Whiskey is gluten-free. Cream is gluten-free. Sugar is gluten-free. The ingredients themselves are gluten-free. So are they labeled gluten-free, and are they safe for people with celiac disease?

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    Baileys Original Irish Cream says that the ingredients used to make the popular drink are gluten-free. 

    Though we don't know of any Irish creams that are specifically labeled "Gluten-Free," all of the top brands we've looked at are made without gluten-ingredients, and none list wheat as an allergen. They can be considered gluten-free, and safe for people with celiac disease, including:

    • Bailey's 
    • St. Brendan's
    • Carolan's
    • Ryan's
    • Emmitt's

    As always, read labels, look for allergens, and trust your gut. Do you have a favorite brand of gluten-free cereal that we might have missed? Share it below in the comments.

    Edited by Scott Adams


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  • About Me

    Scott Adams was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1994, and, due to the nearly total lack of information available at that time, was forced to become an expert on the disease in order to recover. In 1995 he launched the site that later became Celiac.com to help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives.  He is co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of the (formerly paper) newsletter Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. In 1998 he founded The Gluten-Free Mall which he sold in 2014. Celiac.com does not sell any products, and is 100% advertiser supported.

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