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The Best of the Light Ice Creams

Ready for a healthier treat? Here's a guide to the best of the new light ice cream products.

Best of the Light Ice Creams

The light ice creams and light ice cream bars in the table below are "best bites" because they had most of what you should be looking for nutritionally. (Those that also were lower in added sugar -- 15 grams or less per serving -- have an asterisk before their names.)

1/2 cupCaloriesFat
(g)
Saturated Fat
(g)
Cholesterol
(mg)
Sugars
(g)
Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned Yogurt Blends with Live and Active Cultures
*Vanilla10031.51013
*Cappuccino Chip1103.52.51014
Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned
*Raspberry Chip Royale120432013
*Cookie Dough1304.532014
Breyers Light
*Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry1003.521013
*Vanilla Bean1003.521014
*Rocky Road1404.52.51016
Ben & Jerry's Lowfat Frozen Yogurt
Strawberries & Cream1503.52.52524
Half Baked18031.52023
Haagen-Dazs Lowfat Frozen Yogurt
Vanilla1802.515022
Vanilla Raspberry Swirl1601.50.52525
Starbucks Lowfat Ice Cream
Latte17031.51023
*also lower in added sugars

BEST BITES: BARS

1 barCaloriesFat
(g)
Saturated Fat
(g)
Cholesterol
(mg)
Sugars
(g)
Breyers 100 Calorie Cups
Vanilla Fudge Swirl10011514
Starbucks Bars
Frappuccino Mocha Bar1201.51516
Skinny Cow
Lowfat Fudge Bar10010.5113
Ice Cream Sandwiches (in assorted flavors, such as mint)1401.50.5113
Cone: Vanilla with Caramel15032419
Cone: Mint with fudge15032418
Weight Watchers
Giant Cookies &amp; Cream Bar14051.5<515.5

More Light Ice Cream Choices

Didn't find your favorite on the "Best Bite" chart? Here are some other ice creams that didn't score quite as high nutritionally, but are still pretty healthy for treats. Below that are some less-sugar options you might want to try.

'ALMOST BEST' BITES (ICE CREAMS)

1/2 cupCaloriesFat
(g)
Saturated Fat
(g)
Cholesterol
(mg)
Sugars
(g)
Dreyer's Loaded
*Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup140631012
Ben &amp; Jerry's Lighten Up!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough20063.53524
Breyers
*Homemade Vanilla14074.53513
Haagen-Dazs Extra Rich Light
Rocky Road24072.53520
Vanilla Bean200746025
Blueberry Cheesecake23074.56028
Cookie Dough260556028
*also lower in added sugars

LOW-SUGAR BITES

1/2 cupCaloriesFat
(g)
Saturated Fat
(g)
Cholesterol
(mg)
Sugars
(g)
Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned No Sugar Added
French Vanilla10031.552
Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned
Vanilla with Crunch Bar150866<1
Breyers
No Sugar Added Krunch Bar1509873
Breyers Carb Smart (with Splenda and sugar alcohols) Rocky Road13010553
Almond Bar180151022
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