We all have those random cravings for ice cream or days where we would like to dive into a tub of chocolate ice cream and never come out. However, we try not to have too many of those days because ice cream isn’t always the healthiest snack to eat a million tubs of. I am here to save the day because I have the scoop (no pun intended) on 9 low-calorie ice cream snacks that will get you through your next ice cream craving or pint dive.
Halo Top prides itself on being low-calorie, low-sugar and high-protein but still tasting like ice cream! It is nutritious and delicious… not to mention it has awesome flavors including cinnamon roll, pancakes and waffles, peanut butter cup, black cherry, chocolate almond crush, s’mores and many more. Halo Top also has dairy-free ice cream. Compared to competitor brands, Halo Top has 150 fewer calories, 15 fewer grams of fat and 15 fewer grams of fat (WOW!)!
Wink uses organic stevia and monk fruit in their products. Their products are ice cream alternatives and are naturally sugar-free which means they are diabetic and keto friendly! Wink is known for their 100 Calorie Pint and includes pea protein, organic stevia, flaxseed meal, monk fruit extract, organic inulin, vegetable glycerin and other ingredients. Of course, ingredients vary between flavors but all ingredients focus on keeping our bodies healthy. You can buy their pints in packs or in four-pint minimums.
Enlightened’s ice cream products are jam packed with protein and fiber. Their ice cream slogan is “More Protein. Less Sugar.” I have a hard time eating protein so if I can get protein from ice cream… I’m set! They make their ice cream with skim milk and stray away from any artificial flavoring. Clean eating is what you want and clean eating is what Enlightened gives you! With only 100 calories per serving and 8 grams of protein, you are bound to enjoy a scoop of Enlightened’s ice cream.
So Delicious Dairy Free
So Delicious Dairy Free ice cream have been making dairy-free products for almost 30 years! So Delicious Dairy Free uses organic products whenever they find it possible. They are on a mission to save the planet and our bodies one ingredient, animal and person at a time! Also, their entire line of foods and drinks are vegan and non-gmo certified. Cool, right?! Even more exciting, since their foods and beverages are plant-based, their entire product line is cholesterol free. So Delicious is so kind, so awesome and really so delicious. Some products include creamer, yogurt, soy milk, ice cream and many others. All ice creams are made with cashew milk, coconut milk, almond milk or soy milk. Definitely try So Delicious Dairy Free. You won’t be disappointed!
Breyers Carb Smart
Breyers Carb Smart ice cream proves that you can still enjoy ice cream even when there is less sugar 😉 Although only offered in chocolate and vanilla, Breyers Carb Smart ice cream is totally worth your ice cream gamble. Your scoop will contain 120 calories, 4 grams of net carbs and 4 grams of sugar per 1/2 cup serving. The fun doesn’t stop there… if you are more of an ice cream bar person, Breyers offers 3 Carb Smart ice cream bars: vanilla & almond, chocolate fudge and plain vanilla. These bars contain 100 to 190 calories and 4 to 6 grams of sugar. Yum!
Blue Bunny No Sugar Added
People tend to freak out when they see no sugar added. Or perhaps that is just me. Anyway, don’t fret friends. The Blue Bunny No Sugar added is no trick! It is simply delicious! At 100 calories per 1/2 cup, 3 grams of fat and 17 grams of carbs this ice cream is smooth, silky and creamy. In your chocolatey scoop you will find nothing but a nice cocoa flavor, accompanied by an even nicer nutritional value. Not to mention 4 grams of protein down that hatch with each scoop…
Ben & Jerry’s Moophoria
While not as low in calories as other low-cal ice creams, some of us aren’t ready to give up the ol’ B&J’s just yet… and by some of us, I mean me. Anyway, Ben & Jerry’s Moophoria has around 150 calories per half-cup serving, roughly 30 more calories than competitor ice creams. However, some may say this ice cream taste “more real” than other low-cal ice creams. I say, “to each their own.” What you like is what you like, we won’t start an argument. Moophoria doesn’t use any sugar replacements and no artificial sweeteners. All of their “euphoric concoctions” are also made with non-GMO sourced ingredients and use organic milk and cream. So, if you are like me and love a little more kick to the cream, try a pint of B&J’s chocolate milk and cookies or P.B. dough!
While it isn’t ice cream, Yasso is to die for! Yasso is frozen greek yogurt and every bit as delicious as ice cream. The interesting ingredient in Yasso products is probiotics. So, while they are healthy in calories, carbs, fiber, etc. they are also healthy for your gut! The yogurt they use is packed with probiotics, which help aid digestions and can boost our health, yay. The Yasso yogurt bars ring in at 100 calories a pop and 120 calories per sandwich. Each one has five grams of protein and 7 grams of sugar in the sandwiches and 14 in the pops! I suggest the s’mores flavor bar if you are going to try Yasso! Basically, don’t doubt frozen Greek yogurt. Give it a chance 🙂
Edy’s Slow Churned
Due to the slow-churning process, Edy’s Slow Churned ice cream is naturally lower in calories. Also, thanks to the slow churning, the ice cream is rich and creamy. In a half scoop of ice cream, you will find only 100 calories, 3 grams of fat and 15 grams of carbohydrates. Edy’s Slow Churned ice cream products have no-GMO ingredients and non-fat milk. Stick to the more basic flavors and you will stick to lower calorie counts.
Enjoy 1 or enjoy all 9… I won’t judge you 😉 They are all delicious and all on the positive side of the health scale. So, the next time you find yourself needing a quick ice cream fix, resort back to this list!
Slim Twin Ice Cream
Slim Twin ice cream is produced by Three Twins ice cream. In each pint of Slim Twin ice cream, there are 240 calories, 24 grams of protein and 10 grams of carbs. Slim Twin contains zero added salt, glycerin, stevia or artificial coloring and preservatives. Slim Twin is created with real milk, cream, eggs and all organic ingredients. You get all the creamy goodness of Three Twins’ ice cream but with a healthier conscience. Grab your pint of low-fat vanilla, lemon cookie, cookies & cream, coffee, chocolate or cardamom.
The next time you find yourself with the ice cream craving that you need to satisfy try one of these delicious, healthier substitutes! You won’t be disappointed in yourself or these choices. You don’t want to go without ice cream and now you won’t have to.