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Low-Calorie Ice Creams, Ranked

"Healthy" and "ice cream" don't usually go in the same sentence together. Here are some healthy ice cream choices that won't ruin your diet!

It's a nice summer night and you're looking for a tasty ice cream option that fits into to your healthy meal choices. However, a couple spoonful’s can quickly turn into the whole pint of ice cream. This can add up quickly because some ice creams can be more than 260 calories per serving or over 1,000 calories in a pint! For many people, this is more than half of their daily caloric needs in just one treat.

For those of you who know they have a weakness for ice cream, here are some ice cream choices that won’t add up to as much, if you choose to splurge!

1. Artic Zero

Artic Zero is a low-calorie ice cream that comes in many flavors. This ice cream is gluten-free, GMO-free, lactose-free, kosher and has a low glycemic index. This brand can be a great choice for people with certain food restrictions. It even uses monk fruit as the main sweetener to sweeten the ice cream.

The Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream has 75 calories per serving and only 300 calories per pint! With 3 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber per serving, this treat won’t ruin your diet.

Flavors of Artic Zero Ice Cream Pints:

- Cake Batter
- Cookie Shake
- Salted Carmel
- Hint of Mint
- Rocky Road Trip
- Peanut Butter Swirl
- Cookie Dough Chip
- Purely Chocolate
- Vanilla Maple
- Brownie Blast

2. Halo Top

This ice cream is low in sugar, low in calories, high in protein and has more than 38 fun flavors to choose from!

In their Lemon Cake flavor, there are only 280 calories in the entire pint and 20 grams of protein! This high amount of protein will help to fill you up so that each serving you have will feel like it goes further. These ice creams are low in fat, low carb, gluten-free and the dairy comes from animals not given synthetic growth hormones!

Flavors of Halo Top Ice Cream Pints:

- Chocolate Mocha Chip
- Birthday Cake
- Pancakes and Waffles
- Rainbow Swirl
- Blueberry Crumble
- Candy Bar
- Cinnamon Roll
- Toasted coconut

3. So Delicious

There's a huge variety of So Delicious ice creams. They have dairy free ice creams made from almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, and soymilk. The No Sugar Added Chocolate coconut milk ice cream has 110 calories per serving or 440 calories for the entire pint. There are 8 grams of protein in a pint and 36 grams of fiber to help you feel fuller longer.

However not all the flavors are low calorie, read the labels to find one that fits into your meal plan.

Flavors of So Delicious Pints of Ice Cream:

- Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl
- Peanut Butter Zig Zag
- Chocolate Velvet
- Toasted Coconut Key Lime
- Cold Brew Coffee
- Blueberry Cardamom
- Oregon Mixed Berry
- Creamy Cashew
- Peachy Maple Pecan
- Chocolate Drizzled Bananas Foster
- Dark Chocolate Truffle

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