IF YOU DON’T LIKE ICE CREAM, just stop now.
For everybody with a soul, carry on…
Thanks to the macro gods (aka health-conscious ice cream brands) we can have ice cream without sacrificing our nutrition. There are a couple brands that make pints of low sugar, low carb, high protein AND delicious ice creams: Halo Top, Enlighten, Artic Zero, Cool Whey to name a few.
HOWEVER, since Artic Zero and Cool Whey are lactose-free, I decided to go with Halo Top. Enlightened and a standard “froyo” for this comparison since those are NOT lactose-free and the closest to real ice cream, IMO. I chose to compare these health-conscious ice creams with a standard froyo since so many people seem to think frozen yogurt is a healthy option instead of ice cream…HA! I’ma show you what’s up.
I taste-tested the SALTED-CARAMEL flavours of Halo Top, Enlighten, and ‘standard froyo’ and ranked them based on:
1. Taste & Texture
Here’s a quick breakdown, but check the vid for more fun!
|sugar / sugar alcohol*|
|7g / 5g||5g / 6g||25g|
*Disclaimer: these products use sugar alcohols as sweetener. While I try to eat as naturally/cleanly as possible, I, like most people, enjoy a sweet treat every now and then. I’m not a nutritionist but based on experience, I don’t recommend eating sugar alcohols or any artificial sweeteners regularly – same as I don’t recommend eating processed sugars regularly. Click here to find out more about sugar alcohol.