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FOOD VIDEO: How To Choose Healthier Ice Cream

 

America has been convinced that it needs superpremium ice cream: higher milkfat (butterfat) and lower overrun (less air).

That’s the equivalent of saying that we need heavy cream in our coffee, when most of us do quite well with fat-free, lowfat or whole milk.

If you only eat ice cream occasionally, this shouldn’t be an issue. But if you eat it weekly (count us in for several times weekly), head to your grocer’s ice cream case and study the nutrition labels on different brands of ice cream. The differences in calories and fat can be shockers—a difference of twice the amount of calories and fat.

So consider this:

  • The nutrition information on the labels is based on a teeny four-ounce portion of ice cream (the whole pint is 16 ounces).
  • Most superpremium brands—have 260 to 280 calories per four ounces. Flavors with inclusions (candy, chocolate chips, cookies, swirls, etc.) can have more than 300 calories per four-ounce portion.
  • Would you rather eat a four-ounce portion (or more) for 300 calories or for half that?
  • The choice is yours, which brings us to our video of the week, How To Choose Healthier Ice Cream. Take a look:

  • Find more healthy ideas in our Cooking Videos Section.
  • Find our favorite ice cream (plus frozen yogurt, sorbet and granita), tips, recipes and more in our Gourmet Ice Cream Section.



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