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9 Best Brand Name Ice Creams for Weight Loss

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Warm weather is great for two things: ice cream and bathing suits. Ironic, isn’t it?

We all know that the creamy treat is all too easy to overdo, and when you’re in beachwear a belly full of Ben & Jerry’s isn’t the best look. For many, though, ice cream is one of those can’t-live-without foods, which is why we’ve set out to find the best frozen treats to aid your rapid weight loss efforts. All of them come in at 140 calories or less per serving and have no more than four grams of saturated fat or 16 grams of sugar. For some context, most frozen treats pack about 56 percent more of the sweet stuff!

We all know that the math is irrelevant if the taste is lacking–don’t worry, we made sure these are all satisfying. You’d never guess these creamy desserts are low-calorie and diet-friendly! Whether you’re a fan of chocolate, vanilla, or something a little more involved, we’ve got an option that’s sure to hit the spot. Stock your freezer with a few of these healthy ice creams and the pounds are sure to melt away (pun intended)!

Edy’s Rich & Creamy Grand Coffee

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Edy’s Rich & Creamy Grand Coffee, 1/2 cup, 65 g

Calories

140

Fat

7 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Carbs

16 g

Sugar

13 g

Protein

2 g

Edy’s Rich & Creamy Grand Coffee

We’re fans of this ice cream’s bold flavor, but be careful—it’s made with real coffee, so it’s not the best choice right before bed.

Arctic Zero Buttery Pecan

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Arctic Zero Buttery Pecan, 1/2 cup, 70 g

Calories

75

Fat

2.5 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Carbs

10 g

Sugar

7 g

Protein

3 g

Arctic Zero Buttery Pecan

No, that isn’t a typo. This skinny alternative really has just 75 calories per serving! It isn’t too shocking when you consider that makers of the treat replaced the cream and milk typically found in ice cream with water and whey protein. While staffers who tried this stuff out thought the taste was on point, they did note that the texture was more icy than creamy, but the crunchy pecan bits made up for it.

Blue Bunny Frozen Yogurt Chocolate Vanilla Swirl

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Blue Bunny Frozen Yogurt Chocolate Vanilla Swirl, 1/2 cup, 69 g

Calories

110

Fat

2.5 g

Saturated Fat

1.5 g

Carbs

19 g

Sugar

16 g

Protein

4 g

Blue Bunny Frozen Yogurt Chocolate Vanilla Swirl

Can't decide between chocolate and vanilla? No problem. This classic froyo duo offers the best of both worlds. Bonus: This cool treat contains as much calcium as a container of yogurt and serves up the same gut-healthy active cultures that can help you slim down. Just don’t use that as an excuse to go back for seconds!

Breyers Natural Vanilla

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Breyers Natural Vanilla, 1/2 cup, 66 g

Calories

130

Fat

7 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Carbs

14 g

Sugar

14 g

Protein

2 g

Breyers Natural Vanilla

Made from a combination of milk, sugar, Tara gum (a stabilizer made from the endosperm of a legume) and natural flavor, Breyers Natural has earned our allegiance for both its low-calorie concoctions and the simplicity of its ingredient statements.

Trader Joe’s Light Vanilla Ice Cream

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Trader Joe’s Light Vanilla Ice Cream, 1/2 cup, 65 g

Calories

110

Fat

3 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Carbs

17 g

Sugar

15 g

Protein

3 g

Trader Joe’s Light Vanilla Ice Cream

This pint tastes sweet and satisfying just like your favorite vanilla brands, but we can’t deny that the consistency is a bit different. Because it has less fat, it melts a little quicker on the tongue, but that’s a small price to pay when you consider how many calories and how much sugar you’re saving.

Edy’s Slow Churned Mint Chocolate Chip

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Edy’s Slow Churned Mint Chocolate Chip, 1/2 cup, 60 g

Calories

120

Fat

4.5 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Carbs

17 g

Sugar

13 g

Protein

2 g

Edy’s Slow Churned Mint Chocolate Chip

Edy’s Slow Churned line leans more heavily on milk than cream, which keeps the calories in check. This is your best bet if you’re a fan of the minty, sweet flavor.

So Delicious Chocolate Velvet

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So Delicious Chocolate Velvet, 1/2 cup, 81 g

Calories

130

Fat

3.5 g

Saturated Fat

0.5 g

Carbs

23 g

Sugar

14 g

Protein

2 g

So Delicious Chocolate Velvet

Made from soymilk in lieu of the traditional cow’s, So Delicious cuts the fat without needing to make up for it with an extra hit of sugar. This rich dessert is a safe bet for those with lactose intolerance or for anyone who's looking to trim down.

Breyers Black Raspberry Chocolate

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Breyers Black Raspberry Chocolate, 1/2 cup, 67 g

Calories

140

Fat

4 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Carbs

25 g

Sugar

16 g

Protein

2 g

Breyers Black Raspberry Chocolate

The secret to a low-calorie ice cream is simple: Lead off with something lighter than cream. This one uses regular milk first and cream last. We can’t get enough of the mouth-watering black raspberry swirls and rich chocolaty chips that join together in this luscious treat.

Turkey Hill Light Recipe Moose Tracks

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Turkey Hill Light Recipe Moose Tracks, 1/2 cup, 61 g

Calories

140

Fat

6 g

Saturated Fat

2.5 g

Carbs

20 g

Sugar

15 g

Protein

3 g

Turkey Hill Light Recipe Moose Tracks

Considering this ice cream is loaded with fudge swirls and flecked with chocolate peanut butter cups, the nutritionals are solid. You’d be hard pressed to find a more decadent dessert with fewer calories. Trust us, we’ve looked!



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