When my ears heard the words “50 calorie ice cream” I stopped to listen. It was a promo for an afternoon talk show and I wasn’t home to catch the segment. I nearly forgot about it and then I read the same phrase online and figured enough was enough. What was this miracle that they were referring to? A little searching lead me to many sites about a low-calorie, one-ingredient ice cream. It seemed too good to be true, but then I learned this dessert oasis was nothing more than pureed frozen bananas.
The word was that this one ingredient would create a sweet treat that was just like ice cream. Not believing what I was hearing, I had to find out for myself.
We reported earlier that Burger King was testing out their bacon sundae at a few select locations in Nashville, Tennessee. And apparently after seeing a fair amount of success, the fast food giant announced this week that it will be debuting the unlikely dessert at stores nationwide starting Thursday, June 14.
The sundae won’t be showing up alone; it’s bringing several meaty friends along with it. As part of a special summer menu, Burger King is also introducing a handful of chicken, pork and beef sandwiches as limited-time offers. (more…)
Arctic Zero Frozen Desserts are a different kind of ice cream. Their taste, texture and consistency all resemble our favorite ice creams, but their healthier ingredients allow us to indulge without the guilt.
The company recently sent us a sampling of their newest products, which are all lactose-intolerant friendly, gluten free, fat free, and reminiscent of rich, satisfying ice cream. They’re also high in protein, have a low glycemic count and contain zero artificial sweeteners.
Nutrition wise, it doesn’t get any better. Each container is one full pint and comes in at around 150 calories total, with absolutely no fat, only 5g of sugar and close to 13g of protein!
Of the eight flavors we received, our favorites were the chocolate peanut butter, strawberry and cookies and cream. And we thought the vanilla maple would be perfect stuffed between cookies to make an ice cream sandwich that serves as the perfect post-workout fuel. (more…)
By Arleigh Aldrich
Ben and Jerry’s has been a favorite of the frozen treat aisle for years now, and they’re an environmentally, socially and economically aware company to boot. Just when you didn’t think you could love them any more the ice cream company becomes more aware of our waist lines. Next week they roll out their new line of Greek Frozen Yogurts.
Now you can enjoy your favorite comfort food with a clear conscience in Banana Peanut Butter, Raspberry Fudge Chunk, Strawberry Shortcake, Blackberry Vanilla Graham Cracker, Vanilla and Strawberry Shortcake. This is no doubt a delicious frozen spin on the Greek yogurt phenomena.
Greek yogurt has started gaining popularity (not pounds!) in the USA as a low-fat, lower calorie alternative to traditional yogurt. With traditional yogurt, the fat content might be low while the sugar content is high, particularly in fruitier flavors. Greek yogurt can get you twice as much protein on top of all the benefits regular yogurt has, without all the sugar. (more…)
Having a sweet tooth is extremely commonplace, but it becomes noteworthy when it comes up more than once in a political campaign. We’ve notice that Rick Santorum has made quite a few comments about how much he enjoys ice cream.
Santorum’s daughter Elizabeth looks after her father’s health on the campaign trail, and confirmed that he doesn’t always pick the most nutritious meals. The 20-year-old has taken time off college to follow her father, making sure he eats and sleeps enough dispute his grueling schedule of events. Without her, Elizabeth told reporters that her father’s diet “devolves into McDonald’s and milkshakes and unhealthiness.” We wonder if he’s heard of the ice cream diet.