Breyer's will make your taste buds happy!
Many believe that dieting means denying yourself ice cream entirely; however, with a little sensibility, you can still enjoy this wholesome, very popular treat.
Going Light. "Light" ice cream contains - typically - half the fat of regular ice cream. They are not a bad choice if low-fat ice creams leave you cold. The calories drop to about 200 for vanilla and stay in the 200's for the fancier flavors.
Breyers Free Double Churn Ice Cream has only 90 to 110 calories per half cup serving - about what you'd get in a light ice cream. Sodium is very low - around 55mg per serving and there is no cholesterol or fat at all.
Breyer's Free for Ice Cream Lovers
However, if you eat a lot of ice cream, the fat difference could really add up. Maybe it's the added polydextrose - an indigestible carbohydrate that shows up on the label as fiber - that makes Breyers Free taste so creamy. Polydextrose does not have all the benefits of intact fiber in whole grains, but it is safe.
Comments about the texture were that the fat-free ice creams were smooth, slightly gummy, and had a texture like gelato, a pudding pop or fudgsicle. Everyone seems genuinely surprised that this ice cream was fat free.
If you're an ice cream fan, it's definitely worth a try!
- French Chocolate
- Chocolate Cookies and Cream
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie
- Mint Fudge
- Strawberry Creamy Vanilla
- Caramel Swirl
- Cappuccino Chocolate Chunk
How about a Creamy Dreamy Shake?
Take 2 cups of the Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavor, 1/4 cup peanut butter and 1/3 cup 2-percent milk and process it all in a blender. Serve immediately. If you prefer a thinner shake, add a bit more milk to desired consistency. For a banana shake, increase the amount of milk to 1/2-cup and add 1 medium, ripe banana before processing in your blender. Delicious!
Other best rated choices are:
- Breyer's All Natural Light Natural Vanilla
- Bryer's Light French Vanilla
- Breyer's Light Vanilla-Chocolate-Strawberry
- Dreyer's or Edy's Grand Light Cookies 'n Cream
- Healthy Choice's entire line of ice cream
It's difficult to find a truly low fat, truly edible ice cream but these are some pretty good choices.
Starbuck's fabulous Low Fat Latte line, while a tad high in fat, are better than most. Other options for a creamy, cool dessert (excellent after hot and spicy meals!) are frozen yogurt, sorbet and sherbet.
If you or someone you know and love needs to completely avoid dairy products, try a frozen dessert made from soy or rice. Many of them taste as good as ice cream plus they're low in saturated fat (exceptions are Soy Delicious Purely Decadent Chocolate Obsession and Peanut Butter Zigzag with 6 grams fat per cup). You do give up on calcium with these, but that can be obtained through other sources if necessary.
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