Finally, there’s another way to satisfy our sweet tooth without breaking the calorie bank. Buzz60’s Natasha Abellard (@NatashaAbellard) has the story.
When you’re trying to eat healthy, you can stay away from the refined carbs, added sugars, and use as many inflammation-fighting ingredients as your meals can pack. But when you’re indulging, a vice is a vice, and regardless of the scientific strides we’ve made, ice cream will never be a straight-up health food. Recently though, you’ve probably noticed a few healthier-than-usual variations showing up in the freezer aisle. Halo Top is always rolling out new flavors and vegan variations of its low-calorie, high-protein pints; Haagen-Dazs has a dairy-free version; and Ben & Jerry’s, which has its own line of vegan ice cream, has been not so secretly experimenting with an-oh-so trendy kombucha flavor. Now, that last iconic confectionary duo is rolling out its own take on the “nice cream” trend.
Today, the ice cream purveyor announced the release of Moo-phoria, a line of light ice cream that, according to a press release, has 60 to 70 percent less fat and 35 percent fewer calories than traditional ice creams, and it does not use sugar alcohols or sugar substitutes. The three-flavor collection—Chocolate Milk & Cookies, Caramel Cookie Fix, and PB Dough—weighs in nutritionally between 140 and 160 calories per half-cup serving. For nutritional context, Halo Top flavors have anywhere from 200 to 400 calories per pint, but the Moo-phoria line doesn’t cut out the decadent add-ins, like crunchy cookies or caramel swirls.