Food Showdown: I Scream for (Slow Churned) Ice Cream!

By , SparkPeople Blogger
All of a sudden, the extent to which your favorite ice creams are "churned" is becoming important. Now we have slow churned, extra churned, double churned--what's with all the churning, and what does it really do?  Well, ice cream manufacturers have been experimenting with churning their mixtures longer, hoping to improve the texture and flavor of the lighter (low-fat) versions of their full-fat favorites.  Which of these two creamy flavors is lower in calories than the other: Edy's Slow Churned Rich & Creamy Chocolate ice cream, or Breyer's Half-Fat Creamy Chocolate?

The Winner: Edy's Slow Churned Rich & Creamy Chocolate Ice Cream!

The Edy's Slow Churned Chocolate flavor is lower in calories than the other slow-churned flavors, including its similar-sounding Breyer's competitor. The Edy's Chocolate ice cream contains 3.5 grams of fat and just 2 grams of saturated fat per 100-calorie (1/2 cup) serving.  Breyer's Creamy Chocolate is slightly higher in calories (110) than the Edy's variety. On a good note, it only contains just 3 grams of fat per 1/2-cup serving.  When selecting ice creams, look for keywords like light, low-fat, or even frozen yogurt, and make sure to measure out one serving size--just because it's ''light'' doesn't mean you should eat the whole carton in one sitting!

What's your favorite low-fat frozen treat?