Best & Worst

The Best & Worst Ice Cream at Cold Stone

No one goes to any establishment called a “creamery” expecting to lose weight. (If you do, hang around after this because we need to talk.)

Cold Stone Creamery
Best & Worst

The Best & Worst Ice Cream at Cold Stone

No one goes to any establishment called a “creamery” expecting to lose weight. (If you do, hang around after this because we need to talk.)

But without nutritional info—or the perspective of scooping into a pint yourself—it can be easy to underestimate the number of calories you’re truly taking in. By the same token, you don’t necessarily have to suffer nobly in the sorbet section; Cold Stone offers a sensibly indulgent ice cream to counteract its dietary disasters. We calculated both ends of that range in the Love It! (medium) size. These are the flavors that will and won’t love you back:

Eat This!

Skinny Vanilla Ice Cream, Love It!

Calories

340

Fat

11 g

Saturated Fat

8 g

Trans Fat

0 g

Carbs

63 g

Sugar

17 g

Protein

12 g

Not That!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream, Love It!

Calories

660

Fat

45 g

Saturated Fat

21 g

Trans Fat

0.5 g

Carbs

58 g

Sugar

49 g

Protein

16 g

With as many calories as a Medium Fatburger With Cheese, the Chocolate Peanut Butter can crush your caloric goals with a cold stone indeed. While it’s at the top of the calorie range, this classic scoop has just about 20% more calories than the average Cold Stone flavor. That means if you’re watching your weight, you might want to consider most of the menu a no-try zone. (Seasonal flavors — such as Oreo Creme and Orange Dreamsicle — are in roughly the same caloric range.) Luckily, Cold Stone offers a Skinny Vanilla variety, with a quarter of the fat and one-third the sugar of its chocolaty cousin. If you find that prospect a little too bland, you can mix in fat-burning raspberries, strawberries or blueberries for only 10 to 15 additional calories.

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