Summer is in full swing, and with temperatures soaring, who doesn’t want a sweet, cold treat to beat the heat? Ice cream, of course, is the classic, safe solution. It’s undoubtedly fun: It’s high in calories and few nutrients—particularly loaded with sugar and saturated fat. In moderation, at that. We are meant to enjoy food, we are not here to demonize or drive away the devil. Healthy eating is a lifestyle that you maintain for a lifetime, not a strict diet that you struggle with for some time. However, if you’re looking for a healthy ice cream and sundae that doesn’t have as much of an impact on your health as a bowl of Ben & Jerry’s, we have some satiating options.
First, a quick primer. Today, there are many marketing ploys promoting ice cream as “healthy”, “low-calorie” or “light” when in reality it is a far cry from that. To evaluate the best ones, start by looking at the ingredients list and the Nutrition Facts label. Don’t base your decision on the number of calories alone. Look at the sugar content, added artificial ingredients, and total fat content as well.
Use this as a guideline: Healthy ice cream and ice cream should have less than 200 calories per serving, 12 grams of sugar (or less), and 10 grams of total fat (or less).
Now that you know what to look for, take a look at our list of the best healthy ice creams and sundaes to enjoy this summer.
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1. Yasuo Greek Yogurt Bars
Do you want a delicious and fun dessert that tastes like traditional ice cream, but with the nutritional benefits of Greek yogurt? You got it. These bars are low in calories, packed with protein (partly from yogurt and milk protein concentrate) and free from high-density artificial sweeteners, like stevia. try the Chocolate fudge greek yogurt; It gets its nutty flavor from Dutch cocoa and its velvety texture from Greek yogurt and skim milk.
Nutrition per bar: 100 calories, 12g total sugar, 0g total fat
The magic happens when you ramp up the protein content and reduce the sugar, but don’t lose the taste and texture of classic ice cream. Try Chocolate chip cookie dough. Enlightened uses milk protein concentrate for a typical 2g up to 5g, monk fruit and erythritol (natural, carb-free sweeteners) to reduce the sweet stuff (7g vs. the typical 18g). He also replaces skim milk with cream to cut down on the fat and total calories per serving. The brand also offers low-calorie, keto-free, dairy-free, and 100 percent vegan shakes and bars.
Nutrition in half a cup: 100 calories, 7g total sugar, 5g protein, 3g total fat
3. Hello Top
Halo Top’s mission was to make healthier ice cream for those days when you want to eat a full pint. Dairy pints range from 280 to 380 calories (each) and come in many flavors to enjoy. Try key lime pie (Seasonal flavor) Lemon-flavored ice cream studded with swirls of graham and meringue. The brand uses stevia, sugar alcohols, and cane sugar to impart sweetness with fewer calories. Look for dairy-free and keto flavors, too.
Nutrition for every ⅔ cup service: 120 calories, 10g total sugar, 2.5g total fat
4. Nick Ice Cream
It’s hard to believe how good ice cream without added sugars, artificial ingredients or artificial sweeteners could be – but this Swedish-style ice cream hits the spot. Scoops range from 220 to 360 calories, and are available in lightness and keto (made with skim milk as a base), as well as vegan (made with animal-free whey protein, so skip if you’re allergic to dairy protein). Try strawberry swirlVanilla base with strawberry puree.
Nutrition per cup: 60 calories, 3g total sugar, 1.5g total fat
5. Frozen Avocado Candy
This is the first dairy-free ice cream made with avocado. Cold-squeezing the avocado, sweetening the oil with cassava root syrup and vanilla extract among other flavors, then blending it to a creamy texture. The brand is also marked as lacking in GMOs, artificial flavors, dairy, and soy. Try Cookies and cream; Our dairy-free vanilla ice cream pairs perfectly with our gluten-free dark chocolate brownie.
Nutrition per cup: 170 calories, 9g total sugar, 10g total fat
6. Simply outsmart the permissive bars
Bars contain simple ingredients that you know (and can pronounce); Contains no GMOs, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial colors and flavors. try the chocolate bar If you don’t want one of the classic fruit combinations. The rich texture thanks to skim milk, cane sugar, cream and buttermilk, while cocoa powder, carob gum and guar gum impart the sweetness and goodness of chocolate.
Nutrition per bar: 90 calories, 11g total sugar, 3g total fat
7. Re-mixing pops
With a mission to make clean smoothies more accessible (and portable), reBLEND Popsicles incorporates unique nourishing ingredients that might otherwise be difficult to make into your daily routine – like camu camu, goji berries, Moroccan rose water, rose powder, baobab, Plus other fruits and vegetables with endless health benefits. All four blends are dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, vegan, and rich in superfoods. Try Frose All Day Chill (strawberry, raspberry, rose water). Its main ingredients include strawberries, broccoli, bananas, berries, cherries, dates and beets.
Nutrition per bar: 30 calories, 4g total sugar, 0g total fat
Using clean, organic and responsibly sourced ingredients makes a difference. So is giving up sugars, artificial flavors and dyes, dairy products, HFCs, and GMOs. Remember those Push Pops from the ice cream truck you loved when you were a kid? Try Dream Pop Orange Push Pop. The GoodPop version uses orange juice, coconut cream, and cane sugar.
Nutrition per bob: 100 calories, 9g total sugar, 6g total fat
9. Fruit Chloe Pops
Our thirst-quenching fruit balls are made with only fruit, water, and cane sugar, making them dairy-free, gluten-free, and kosher. Try Strawberry without added sugar; White grape juice concentrate, strawberry puree, and concentrated lemon juice are a killer combination.
Nutrition per bob: 40 calories, 8g total sugar, 0g total fat
10. Iman’s just fruit
With just 45 calories and nearly a half cup of fruit per serving, these healthy Dippin’ Dots are as fun to eat as they are delicious. Try Cranberry. Wyman uses freezing technology to combine wild Maine blueberries with chunks of Greek yogurt to create this unique treat. There’s also fruit pectin, natural vanilla extract, and live/active cultures do well.
Nutrition per cup: 45 calories, 7g total sugar, 0g total fat
Jordan Mazur, MS, RD is the Director of Nutrition for the San Francisco 49ers.
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