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What is in ice cream?

It depends on the brand and type of ice cream.
Traditional Vanilla ice cream can be simple, with:

  • Cream
  • Skim milk
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Egg yolks

The difference is in which order they are in, and what they are using for sweeteners.

We know too much saturated fat and sugar is not good for us. So brands that are lower in both would be better for you health-wise.
The average serving is only a half a cup- which is tiny! There are 3.5 servings in a pint!

It can range from:

Haagen Dazs

300 calories- remember this is only a 1/2 cup serving size!

20 g fat
13 g saturated fat
24 g sugar

To Halo Top:
70 calories the whole pint is lower in sugar calories & fat, and then one.

2 g fat
1 g saturated fat
6 g sugar
So choose wisely and read labels!

There are also some dairy free alternatives to choose from too,
As well as simple fruit sorbets and ice creams you can make at home

Ice cream bars:
Hagan Daas ice cream bars are:
280 calories each
19 g fat
13 g saturated fat
20 g sugar

You can go for some healthier versions like
This one is :
100 calories per bar
1 g fat
1 g saturated fat
13 g sugar

Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches:
150 calories
2 g fat
1 g sat fat
5 g Sugar

There are some good dairy free alternatives too. This one is a little higher in fat due to avocados being an ingredient, but only 1.5 grams of saturated fat which is the unhealthy fat for us.


1/2 cup

170 calories 

12 g fat

1.5 g saturated fat


Banana babies are frozen bananas covered in chocolate. The banana makes for a nice creamy alternative to ice cream and tastes great and they are also dairy free!