Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet? Your Best Frozen Treat Fix
You’re splurging on a frozen treat. The supermarket freezer is bursting with choices! How do regular, premium and ‘healthy’ ice creams, gelato, sorbet, sherbet and frozen custard compare?
Ready to splurge on a frozen treat? Look beyond regular and premium ice creams, says Anna Taylor, MS, RD, LD, CDE. They’re high in saturated fat and added sugar. “A pint of premium can set you back up to 1,200 calories!” she notes. You’ve got lots of other options, each with its pros and cons:
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None of these frozen desserts are health foods, notes Ms. Taylor. She advises sticking to one serving (½ cup) at a time and making them an occasional treat. “When buying single-serve frozen treats, choose one with no more than 150 calories per serving, then stick to one serving,” she adds. “If you’re comparing items, pick the one lowest in saturated fat and sugar.”
Follow her tips for choosing frozen sweet treats — and your waistline will thank you.