Needless to say, when it comes to desserts, ice cream is on top of the list. However, this treat is loaded with sugar and calories that it can easily derail your healthy eating regime if you eat too much of it.
The good news is, you can still satisfy your sweet tooth without worrying about weight gain if you opt for low-calorie ice cream. But which specific brands should you get?
In the United States, there are numerous low-calorie ice cream brands and they come with various flavors too. Here are 5 of them:
Halo Top is one of the best-selling low-calorie ice creams not only in North America, but also in countries like New Zealand and Australia.
When compared to the traditional ice cream, this brand definitely has lower calorie and sugar content. It is also made with a mixture of natural as well as organic ingredients.
To maintain its sweetness, sugar substitutes, specifically stevia leaf extract and erythritol are used.
Wondering about the available flavors? Here are just some of Halo Top’s best sellers:
- Birthday Cake
- Mint Chip
- Caramel Macchiato
- Dairy-Free Chocolate
- Oatmeal Cookie
This pint-sized brand only contains 240 to 280 calories, which is half of what a regular ice cream contains. It’s low in sugar, indeed.
Enlightened is another brand of ice cream that you can enjoy not only for dessert but anytime of the day. It certainly has lower sugar, calorie, and fat content than that of the regular ice cream that you can find in the grocery stores. It loaded with protein and fiber too, which is essential in keeping your body healthy.
The popular flavors include:
- Black Berry Chocolate Chip
- Brownies and Cookie Dough
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Cookies and Cream
- Mint Chocolate Chip
- Vanilla Bean
- Strawberry Cheesecake
You can get Enlightened Ice Cream in pints or in bars with less than 100 calories per serving. As they say, fewer calories, more flavor!
Skinny Cow low-calorie ice cream is also a good option that can satisfy your cravings for sweets. As the name suggests, you can indulge yourself in any of these flavors and not worry about putting on some weight:
- Oh Fudge Cookie
- Fudgetastic Java
- Mint Chip Mashup
- Oh My! Vanilla Bean
The formula is similar to that of Halo Top, but Skinny Cow offers more protein. Each pint contains 22 to 23 grams.
This brand of frozen dessert utilizes an all-natural sweetener – monk fruit. And, of course, you can expect that its calorie, carbohydrate, and sugar contents are way lower than that of the regular ice cream brands.
What’s more? Each pint with no add-ons only contains 150 calories. But if you really want the mix-ins, you will have to deal with up to 250 calories, which is still not bad.
Here are your choices of flavors for Skinny Cow:
- Vanilla Maple
- Salted Caramel
- Peanut Butter Swirl
- Brownie Blast
- Hint of Mint
- Rocky Road Trip
Are you a gelato lover? If you are, then Talenti would be your best bet.
This brand uses a combination of sugar, erythritol, and monk fruit to maintain sweetness. It offers lots of flavors too just like the regular ice creams, but the sugar content is significantly reduced.
Below are the best three Talenti flavors:
- Vanilla Cinnamon
- Chocolate Fudge Swirl
- Mint Cookie Crunch
With lessened calorie, sugar, carb, and fat content, YES, it really is. However, just like anything else, you should also know your limitations when eating this type of frozen treat.