There’s always going to be a new, trendy health food everyone just has to try. Avocados are all the rage right now. Spiked seltzer is also making its debut. Almond milk in coffee has surpassed creamer for sure. You think you’ve seen it all until someone takes everyone’s favorite dessert and makes it healthy. That’s right, people, ice cream is now officially low-calorie, low in sugar and is still totally tasty. Halo Top ice cream is the latest trend in the diet world. In each delectable pint, there are between 240 and 360 calories. Yes, you heard that correctly— per pint!
In addition to each flavor’s low-calorie advantage, the sugar, fat and protein content of Halo Top is right up the healthy alley. Each pint of ice cream averages about five grams of protein and just two grams of fat. That is about 10 to 15 grams less than regular ice cream!
You might wonder, “How do they get so much sweetness packed into such a low amount of calories and fat?” Halo Top uses a plant called organic stevia, which has been used for hundreds of years in Paraguay to sweeten foods and beverages. They also sweeten up their flavors with Erythritol— another all-natural sweetener found in fruits.
Valley decided to do a little taste test. While we couldn’t totally indulge and try all of Halo Top’s delectable flavors, we made a list of our top 10 favorites.
- Birthday Cake
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Peanut Butter Cup
- Cookies and Cream
- Cinnamon Roll
- Mint Chip
- Sea Salt Caramel
- Rainbow Swirl
- Pancakes and Waffles
When you remove it from the freezer, let it sit for a few minutes to make the consistency softer and more like real ice cream. Halo Top’s website also suggests other potential recipes using one of their 25 different options. Using your favorite flavors in your favorite desserts make for a guilt-free, mid-week treat.
If you’re looking for a midnight snack after a long day of class and work, a pint of Halo Top may be just what you’re looking for. Share your favorite flavors with us on social media by tagging @ValleyMag on Twitter. Happy snacking!