The dog days of Summer would not be complete without frozen treats and ice cream. We enjoy ice cream year round, but there is just something special about a delicious frozen treat on a hot summer day.
It’s possible to get the great tasting, mouth watering, ice cream treats you love without all the fat and calories associated with them.
Have you ever looked at the nutritional label on your favorite ice cream? If not I challenge you to go to your freezer and read it right now. No worries. I’ll wait. :-)
Did you check the label? Were you surprised at what you read? The average ice cream is loaded with fat, calories, sugar and a bunch of other things you can’t pronounce without a PH.D.
Have you had a chance to try out Skinny Cow ice cream? It’s the same great ice cream that you love, only with less fat and calories. They even have an added bonus of FIBER!
Skinny Cow has introduced a few “Slimited Editions” that you might enjoy.
Skinny Cow Slimited Editions Shake-Stirs -
- White Mint Cookie includes white mint low fat ice cream swirled together with crushed chocolate cookies. This flavor has 220 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and 5 grams of fiber (when using skim milk).
- Double Chocolate Crumble includes chocolate low fat ice cream with crumbled chocolate cookie bits. This chocolaty flavor has 230 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and 6 grams of fiber (when using skim milk).
Skinny Cow Slimited Editions novelties -
- Oh Fudge Nuts! Low Fat Ice Cream Cone is a spin-off of the classic ice cream sundae. This delectable cone has 150 calories, 3 grams of fat and 3 grams of fiber.
- Mmmmocha Truffle Ice Cream Bars contain low-fat chocolate and coffee ice cream laced together and then topped with chocolatey ribbons. These bars have 100 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and 3 grams of fiber.
- Best of Both Swirleds Low Fat Ice Cream Sandwich mixes two favorites together from top to bottom – with vanilla and chocolate low fat ice cream swirled between chocolate and vanilla wafers. These sandwiches have 150 calories, 2 grams of fat and 3 grams of fiber.
I looked for all of these “Slimited Editions” at my local grocery store, but they didn’t carry any of them (not yet anyway). So I had to opt for another variety. So I have been buying my family the Vanilla and Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches. I never uttered (ha ha – no pun intended) to my family that they were low fat ice cream. I just put them in the freezer and never said a word.
My son tends to eat everything that is not nailed down. My daughter and husband on the other hand are picky eaters. Often they won’t even try a food if there is just one ingredient or one small thing about it that they don’t like. It drives me bonkers that they are like that.
All three of them saw the ice cream sandwiches in the freezer and ate them like they normally do. No one said anything about them tasting any different than the kind I used to normally purchase. I found that interesting.
The sandwiches are only 140 calories each and 1.5 grams of fat. They certainly don’t taste low fat.
On another occasion I tried the Chocolate Fudge Cones. Just like with the sandwiches I never said anything about them being low fat. The reason so is because they associate low fat or fat free with taste free or bad tasting. Most especially my husband.
The cones disappeared before I even had a chance to try one!
I didn’t make a big deal over them being Skinny Cow. I wanted to wait until they gobble them all up before telling them that it was low fat ice cream they were enjoying. My kids were unfazed by it (I figured they would be. They don’t care about this stuff - yet). My husband on the other hand said he was surprised. He said they tasted a little different than what I normally buy, but they still tasted good. When I asked him if he would eat them again if I purchased them he said ”yes”.
It looks like Skinny Cow products are a hit with my family. Now to find the new ”Slimited Edition” at my local grocery store before they are no long available.
Have you tried Skinny Cow ice cream? What are your thoughts? Have you tried any of the Slimited Editions yet? Feel free to leave a comment. I love to hear from my readers.
*I received free product coupons in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.