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Jul 10, 2008 11:17 PM

Best tasting low fat or low cal ice cream?

The "Soy Creamy" I've been eating in an attempt to curb the calories just isn't cutting it... Any recommendations?

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  1. Have you tried the no-sugar-added Fudgsicles? They're the only Splenda-sweetened thing I eat. Forty calories and pretty darn good.

    1. spkspk, they used to make something called 'ice milk' back in the day. It was disgusting. IMO, they haven't progressed one iota.

      I cut the calories elsewhere and look for the highest butterfat out there.

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      1. re: dolores

        Oh yes they have. You just haven't kept up with the new brands. I remember ice mik, because my lactose-intolerant brother had to eat it. It is a far cry from that today.

        I think the no added sugar ice creams, for the low carb set, are foul.

      2. Weight Watchers and Skinny Cow, but I wuld choose Weight Watchers as my #1!

        1. my sister the junk food maven loves the edy's/dreyer's blended yogurts, which i think are all either low- or nonfat.

          and as much as i hate to admit it because i can't stand their coffee, i remember trying the starbucks low-fat latte ice cream a while back and thinking it was pretty darned good.

          1. If eating ice cream is a special thing for you, meaning you do it on weekends or less often, do yourself a favor and buy the real stuff. Lo-fat just means they are probably adding sugar.

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            1. re: Honeyman

              I enjoy regular Breyer's vanilla bean ice cream and it has about half the fat of a haagen daaz or ben and jerry's regular vanilla. I think it's a good compromise, especially if you're consuming a larger amount in a shake.

              1. re: Wolfgang

                "it has about half the fat of a haagen daaz or ben and jerry's regular vanilla."
                most ice creams do. haagen dazs & B&J are notoriously fattening...and that doesn't necessarily mean they taste better! i recently had haagen dazs vanilla for the first time in years, and was suprised at how mediocre it was. i had breyer's vanilla a few days later, and it was *so* much tastier.

                abc news did a report on the most fattening ice creams, and HD and B&J accounted for 4 of the top 6...


                i don't think coldstone should even be on the list because it doesn't count as ice cream. i don't know what they do to it because the ingredients are pretty standard, but that stuff is vile.