Frozen Ice Cream Treats

July 23rd, 2009

With the summer heat and ice cream trucks patrolling every corner there are a few simple rules we can keep in mind when picking our frozen summer treat – not just for yourself but the entire family.

Rules to remember:sundae

  1. Skip the cone and waffle bowl altogether and get it in a cup.  A regular cone runs at 20 calories, a sugar cone at 50-75 calories and a waffle bowl can add an additional 130 calories extra.
  2. Tread lightly on any topping added.  1 tablespoon of sauce (caramel, chocolate or strawberry) can be 100 calories more.
  3. When shopping if the brand says lite – or lighter – be aware of the sugar content. Some brands add more sugar to make up the less fatty taste.
  4. Say ‘Mo’ to Milkshakes.  These have more fat, more sugar and more calories than any body needs in one moment.  This explains the stomach ache that occurs after.

Worst Ice Cream Picks:

  • DQ Medium Cookie Dough Blizzard – 1030 calories, 28 g fat and 28 tsp of sugar
  • DQ Large Chocolate Shake – 1140 Calories, 21 g Saturated fat, and 41 tsp sugar
  • DQ Peanut Buster Parfait – 730 calories, 31 g fat, 21 tsp sugar
  • DQ Large Dipped Cone – 710 calories, 36 g fat, 16 tsp sugar
  • Ben and Jerry’s Peanut Butter Tracks – 380 calories, 25 g fat per 1/2 cup

Best Ice Cream Picks:

  • DQ Vanilla Soft serve 1/2 cup (in cup) – 140 calories, 4.5 g fat, 1 tsp sugar
  • DQ Fudge Bar – 50 calories, no fat, 1 tsp sugar
  • Nestle Real Dairy French Vanilla per 1/2 cup – 110 calories, 3.5 g fat
  • Breyers Chocolate Cookies and Cream per 1/2 cup – 110 calories, 0.5 g fat
  • Breyers Real Fruit Bars per one – 45 calories, no sugar added
  • Weight Watchers Giant Chocolate Cookies and Cream – 130 calories per bar
  • The traditional Fudgsicle or Creamsicle – 100 calories per bar

One Response to “Frozen Ice Cream Treats”

  1. Nevaeh says:

    You’ve hit the ball out the park! Inecrdible!

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