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Frozen Treat Face Off: What’s Your Healthiest Choice?

Infographic comparing nutritional content in different types of frozen desserts

A cool treat on a hot summer’s day is a thing of beauty. But if you’re watching your waist line, calories, macros – whatever – the idea of a treat can feel more like a cruel trick. So we’re here to help you make your best choice – based on your personal goals.

We took a look at some of the top cool desserts for summer – and we’re laying out the nutrition facts for each one: Ice cream, Frozen Yogurt, Frozen Custard and Gelato.

We took ½ cup servings for each treat, unless otherwise noted, and break down the calories, fat, carbs, protein and sugars they contain. We kept the flavors to simple vanilla, so if you’re looking to spice up your selection – keep in mind that added flavors can mean higher calories.

No matter what your goals are: low fat, low carb, low sugar or the lowest calories – we hope this information helps you. Regardless of which frosty concoction you choose, take the time to slow down and savor that sweet treat with someone you love. We guarantee you’ll enjoy it even more when you’re focusing on the experience and your company – and not zoning out in front of the TV mindlessly munching.

Ready to try your hand at making your own frozen dessert? Check out our roundup of homemade popsicle recipes.