Love It, Like It, Hate It | “Healthy” Ice Cream: Keto, Low Carb, and Protein Ice Cream

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There’s a slew of new better-for-you ice cream options on shelves. But since stats can range from 150 calories to nearly 1400 calories per pint, so it pays to check the label closely.  In today’s Get the Skinny with Molly, we’ve got her top picks and worst bets of the “healthier” brands on shelves.

Nutrition Facts per ½ cup serving

 

LOVE IT!

 

Halo Top Ice Cream

  • (for most) 60-90 calories – 1 gram sat fat – 13-16 grams carbs – 5-7 grams sugar – 5 grams protein
  • Ingredients include milk, cream, eggs, erythritol, prebiotic fiber, milk protein, organic cane sugar, stevia…

 

Enlightened ‘Light’ Ice Cream

  • (for most) 100 calories – 2 grams sat fat – 19 grams carbs – 5-7 grams sugar – 6 grams protein
  • Ingredients include milk, milk protein, erythritol, tapioca syrup, cane sugar, monkfruit, butter, coconut oil, eggs…

 

Trader Joe’s Light Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

  • 120 calories – 1 gram sat fat – 18 grams carbs – 6 grams sugar – 8 grams protein
  • Ingredients include nonfat milk, cream, milk protein concentrate, inulin, cane sugar, egg yolks, stevia, monkfruit

 

Rebel Ice Cream

  • (for most) 160 calories – 9 gram sat fat – 14 grams carbs – 0 sugar – 2 grams protein
  • Ingredients include cream, erythritol, butter, chicory root fiber, egg yolks, vegetable glycerin, milk protein isolate, monkfruit

 

LIKE IT!

 

Arctic Zero Fit Frozen Dessert

  • 35-45 calories – 0 sat fat – 9 grams carbs – 5 grams sugar – 1 grams protein
  • Water, cane sugar, prebiotic fiber, faba bean protein concentrate, gums, sea salt, monk fruit

 

Mammoth Creameries Keto Frozen Custard

  • 250 calories – 16 grams sat fat – 6 grams carbs – 1 gram sugar – 2 grams protein
  • Cream, grass-fed butter, xylitol, egg yolks

 

HATE IT!

 

Arctic Zero ‘Light’ Ice Cream

  • 90 calories – 1.5 grams sat fat – 16 grams carbs – 11 grams sugar – 2 grams protein
  • Ingredients include skim milk, cane sugar, prebiotic fiber, cream, whey protein concentrate…

 

Cado Avocado Frozen Dessert

  • 170 calories – 1.5 grams sat fat – 18 grams carbs – 12 grams sugar – <1 gram protein
  • Ingredients include avocado puree, avocado oil, organic cane sugar, organic tapioca starch, sea salt, organic guar gum, organic gum acacia

 

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