Healthy ice cream is the craze for health nuts who want to indulge their sweet tooth without the high amounts of fats and sugars. While many healthy ice cream brands offer a variety of flavors, that are packed with fiber and protein, they might be a hefty price to pay! Here are our top 5 ice cream brands that are not only better than commercial ice creams, but won’t leave you feeling the dessert-guilt!
Halo Top ice cream contains high protein and lower calories in each pint. They also offer dairy-free options! These are the top flavors that are all under 300 calories.
Dairy Ice Cream Flavors: Caramel Macchiato, Rainbow Swirl, Pistachio, Oatmeal Cookie, Black Cherry, Birthday Cake, Strawberry, Lemon Cake, and Vanilla Bean
Non-Dairy Flavors: Chocolate, Oatmeal Cookie, Birthday Cake, Chocolate Almond Crunch, and Vanilla Maple
All of those flavors are 280 calories for the entire pint! But in terms of the healthiest option, let’s rank the top tier for dairy and non-dairy!
Healthiest Dairy Flavor: Rainbow Swirl
70 calories per serving (280 calories for the whole pint), 2 g fat (1 g saturated), 14 g carbs, 6 g sugar, 5g sugar alcohol, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein
Healthiest Non-Dairy Flavor: Chocolate
70 calories per serving (280 calories for the whole pint), 3 g fat ( 2.5 g saturated), 13 g carbs, 4 g sugar, 6 sugar alcohol, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein
Nada Moo is fantastic for vegans or anyone lactose-intolerant because all of their ice cream is dairy- free and made with coconut milk! It should also be noted that Nada Moo uses organic and certified non-GMO ingredients in each of their pints!
Healthiest Flavor: Pistachio Nut
130 calories per serving (520 calories for the whole pint), 8 g fat (6 g saturated), 19 g carbs, 8 g sugar, 5 g fiber, 1 g protein
Enlightened is very similar to Halo Top, in terms of nutrition! They strive to create ice cream pints that are low in calories, low in sugar, and high in protein! They also offer dairy-free options, just like Halo Top!
Healthiest Dairy Flavor: Toasted Almond
60 calories per serving (240 calories for the whole pint), 1.5 g fat ( 1 g saturated), 14 g carbs, 3 g sugar, 5 sugar alcohol, 5 g fiber, 6 g protein
Healthiest Non-Dairy Flavor: Chocolate Almond Macaron
80 calories per serving (320 calories for the whole pint), 2.5 g fat ( 0 g saturated), 19 g carbs, 5 g sugar, 3 sugar alcohol, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein
Chilly Cow offers half-pint sizes, which can be great for those who are wanting to portion-control their desserts! While Chilly Cow may seem like too much sugar, in comparison to other brands of ice cream, they do have a higher amount of protein per serving!
Healthiest Flavor: Mocha Espresso Swirl
80 calories per serving (160 calories for the entire ½ pint), 3 g fat ( 2 g saturated), 35 g carbs, 12 g sugar, 9 g sugar alcohol, 10 g fiber, 12 g protein
Arctic Zero offers a ton of variety with their ice cream, such as non-dairy ice cream, as well as “light” ice cream options! But the thing that makes Arctic Zero ice cream so unique, is that they stay away from including sugar alcohol in their ingredients and, instead, opt for cleaner ingredients!
Healthiest Dairy Flavor: Vanilla Bean
70 calories per serving (280 calories for the whole pint), 1 g fat ( 0.5 g saturated), 14 g carbs, 9 g sugar, 0 g sugar alcohol, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein
These are the top non-dairy flavors that are all under 180 calories:
Hint of Mint, Cake Batter, Purely Chocolate, Cookie Shake, and Salted Caramel.
Healthiest Non-Dairy Flavors: Hint of Mint, Cake Batter, Purely Chocolate, Cookie Shake all compare the same in terms of nutrition!
40 calories per serving (160 calories for the whole pint), 0 g fat ( 0 g saturated), 9 g carbs, 5 g sugar, 0 g sugar alcohol, 4 g fiber, 1 g protein