Just when you think your life couldn’t possibly get better, the world says otherwise and unleashes healthy ice cream! It sort of seems like an oxymoron, healthy ice cream, but trust us, it’s as real as it gets. There are multiple brands and ample flavors on the market these days, but how do you know which ice creams are really healthy and which just claim to be? Well, one of the best hints is to see if you recognize the main ingredients. Not only can you recognize them, but can you pronounce them? If the answer to both of those questions is no, the ice cream is unlikely to be as healthy as you think. So, without further ado, here are some of the tastiest and healthiest ice creams on the market.
Halo Top was founded in mid-2012 and has since made itself the most beloved healthy ice cream you can find in a grocery store. Halo Top ice cream comes in 24 different flavors, but the healthiest ones are Mint Chip and Pistachio. They have very minimal ingredient lists and boast the most natural options. In Mint Chip, there are only 80 calories and three grams of fat per serving! Halo Top is known to be high in protein, too, which health-conscious people love.
When you taste this organic, non-dairy ice cream, you will never believe that it only has eight grams of sugar per serving, while boasting six grams of fiber! Did you know that six grams of fiber is more than you’ll find in an entire medium-sized apple? That basically means that this ice cream is healthier than an apple, right? Nada Moo! has 14 flavors, but we recommend looking out for the Gotta Do Chocolate flavor.
If you’re going to buy Enlightened ice cream, we suggest you go for the S’mores flavor. It has a marshmallow ice cream base with graham crackers inside and will make your taste buds sing a sweet song of happiness. Many fans of Enlightened have reported that this ice cream actually tastes creamier than other healthy ice cream brands, which is a huge win if that’s what you’re looking for in healthy ice cream. This sweet treat has only 100 calories per serving, so you won’t feel guilty about indulging in it.
This one is a bit different than the rest; these are ice cream bars! There’s no easier way to limit your ice cream intake than to go for a bar instead of scooping a spoon into a pint. Four out of seven Chilly Cow flavors are available as bars, and they are absolutely delicious. We advise trying the Brown Butter Salted Caramel ice cream bar, which has 100 calories in one. Chilly Cow uses what’s called ultra-filtered milk, which is basically a super protein-packed, sugarless, waterless version of milk; it makes the ice cream super delicious and way healthier than an alternative.