We tried 5 light alternatives to summer’s dessert staple. The bottom line: These astonishingly delicious frozen concoctions are high on flavor and low on guilt.
1. Arctic Zero
Each pint of this dessert has less than 136 calories. That’s right, each pint! There is also no artificial sugar added. Arctic Zero credits Whey Low, “a patented all natural sweetener that has 75% fewer calories than traditional sugar” and combines lactose, sucrose, and fructose. The texture of this dessert is similar to ice cream and it comes in Vanilla with a hint of maple, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Strawberry Banana, and Mint Chocolate Cookie.
2. Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Sorbet
With 130 calories per half cup and ½ gram of fat, you may feel like you’re cheating on that diet while eating this decadent dessert.
One taste and you’ll swear this is ice cream. With 200 calories, this pick is a little higher than the others on our list, but it’s a phenomenally delicious alternative to any light ice cream. Plus it has the added health benefit of live active cultures.
4. Ciao Bella Blood Orange Sorbet
It’s hard to believe this sorbet of exotic blood oranges has just 60 calories per serving. Be sure to try the Blackberry Cabernet sorbet and Chocolate Jalapeno gelato, too.
5. Purely Decadent Vanilla Bean
Made with coconut milk and agave syrup, this creamy dessert weighs in at 150 calories per serving and tastes like a super-premium ice cream. It also boasts 6 grams of fiber. Also try Chocolate, Cookie Dough, Coconut and Mint Chip. Purely Decadent boasts some unique flavors in their soy-based desserts as well, such as Key Lime Pie and Snickerdoodle.