Watermelon, ice cold beverages, and of course ice cream are the top 3 summer month treats. The summer months are made for enjoying, but they are also made for the beach. Luckily, you can have the best of both worlds. You can enjoy delicious summer treats while still keeping yourself beach and bathing suit ready. Watermelon is safe and you you can always find ice cold beverages with zero to low calories. If you follow this list, you can also enjoy guilt free ice cream and keep yourself bathing suit ready.
Chocolate chip cookie doug, mint chip, cinnamon roll, red velvet, sea salt caramel, and almost any other flavor you can think of is available in the Halo Top line. Even better than the variety of flavors is the lack of calories and fat. Halo Top Ice Cream is less than 100 calories and less than 5 grams of fat per serving. Halo Top Ice Cream is the perfect summer ice cream because it gives you all of the taste, all of the choices, and very little of the calories and fat.
Arctic Zero is the healthiest product on this list. With just 70 calories, 1 gram of fat, and only 14 carbohydrates per serving, the health conscious consumer need not look any further because no other brand will come close. Arctic Zero uses a base of skim milk, filtered water, and why protein instead of the commonly used milk and cream found in most ice cream. Arctic Zero is a good treat, but if it is traditional ice cream you are looking for, you will find it leans toward icy over creamy. If that is ok with you, Arctic Zero is definitely the right choice, but if you are looking for a more traditional ice cream, I would keep looking.
Nada Moo is a dairy-free choice that uses a coconut milk base rather than milk and cream. Even with a coconut milk base, you do not lose a lot of the creaminess in traditional ice cream and there is not an overwhelming coconut taste. With about 120 calories and 7 grams of fat per serving, it is a great alternative to traditional ice cream. The 7 grams of fat is not a lot different, but the low sugar and calorie count is something that you should consider when looking for the perfect healthy ice cream choice.
Packed with protein and low in calories and sugar, Enlightened is a great healthy ice cream choice. While most of the other brands cut down on what makes ice cream ice cream, Enlightened keeps the milk and cream and cuts down primarily on sugars. While they use a small amount of cane sugar, the main ingredient is a sugar alcohol that maintains a great taste. If you have a weak stomach, try a little to start with and make sure you can handle it, but if you can, Enlightened tastes a lot like regular ice cream without a lot of the sugar, fat, and calories.
Edy’s Slow Churn
This is the only traditional ice cream on the list and it is delicious. Most of Edy’s slow churn options, and there are a lot of choices, come in at around 100 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving. They do this by going heavy on the skim milk for the base, but you can hardly tell the difference. While it is by far the highest in sugar content on this list, the calories remain fairly low, there is very little fat, and all the ingredients are non-GMO. If you are focused on the healthiest option, this may not be your choice. But if you want real, traditional ice cream without quite as much negative impact to your health, Edy’s Slow Churn is the way to go.
Ice cream and summer are synonymous, but so are ice cream and bad health. If you want to enjoy a treat this summer, just follow the suggestions listed above and you can enjoy one of the pleasures of summer without the guilt that it traditionally brings.