Turkey Hill actually makes a few low-cal ice cream choices that are EXCELLENT. I buy the no-sugar-added vanilla (70 calories and 0 fat!) and I know it sounds like it'd be awful, but it is creamy and delicious. I put some fat free Cool Whip on top, and maybe some homemade (sugar free) jam. My favorite topping is (don't laugh!) sugar free hot cocoa mix! One packet lasts a long time. Just sprinkle some on top and mix it in - delicious!
They also have Moose Tracks, Dutch Chocolate, Mint and Cherry Fudge Ripple (which I actually find a bit too sweet for me). Look for the pink containers.
I live across he street from an ice cream shop that sells Hershey's ice cream. Somehow I knew that wouldn't be on the list, lol. Having sweet treats like that within plain sight has been good exercise in self control.
I don't agree with this article. I'd rather have a little bit of the real thing, which for me is more satiating, than these low-fat options. I don't keep ice cream in the house at all, so if I do have ice cream it's a scoop in a cup at an ice cream parlor. I like full-fat Hagen Daaz because it's rich, creamy, and nails my craving. These low-fat treats leave me wanting more, which is a recipe for disaster for me. Besides, these low-fat versions tend to have of less-than-natural ingredients. I would rather have a smoothie made with chunks of frozen banana, coconut milk, and cocoa powder.
There's nothing like the full-fat ice cream, but that's reserved just for special treats. I don't keep it in the house 'cause it's just too tempting. Penn State's Creamery makes the best ice cream and once or twice a summer I stop there to treat myself. If I have ice cream products at home, it's usually Laughing Cow or Whole Fruit bars.
GCarmen - please check with a nutritionist - not ALL fats are good for you, and the fact that gram for gram, fats have more calories than either proteins or carbs means that it DOES have a bearing on weight gain. Weight gain is based on a very simple mathmatical formula - eat more calories than you expend and you will gain weight. It doesn't matter whether those calories come from protein, fat or carbs. Excess calories means weight gain. Saturated fats and trans fats have scientifically been shown repeatedly, to have a negative effect on the heart, promoting cardiovascular disease. And being overweight has been linked to diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Remember that carbs include fruits and vegetables, which research shows, have a positive health benefit. SparkPeople isn't being irresponsible, nor publishing incorrect information. They are a valuable source of helpful tips and encouragement.
Wow, I disagree with this like none other! I'll take full-fat, real ice cream over any of this stuff any day. I love ice cream, so I don't keep it in the house -- it's a real freaking treat. My grandpa used to make the best black cherry ice cream himself. That stuff was so thick you had to leave it out for a half hour before you had any hope of getting it out of the carton.
If I'm going to eat "healthy" ice cream, I'll just have a mushed up frozen banana mixed with unsweetened cocoa powder. Two ingredients (three if you add some avocado or nut butter for fat) and way less processed than all this fat-free nonsense!
6/11/2012 11:26:47 AM
Fudgesicle brand pops with no sugar added are only 70 calories and less than 1g fat. These are my go-to treat.
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