Open the freezer in our office and what do you see? Stacks of pints of “healthy” ice cream—and not much else. It’s no secret—us Best Health editors love an ice cream treat come summer, and we’re self-proclaimed experts in the healthiest options available in Canada.
So, we’ve rounded up our top four go-to picks. Here’s our favourite dairy-free pick, low-cal option, portion-control choice, and all-fruit treat.
This dairy-free dessert is so incredibly creamy, thanks to fresh-pressed coconut milk, you’ll barely believe that it’s vegan.
See more “nicecreams” we can’t resist.
PC Dairy-Free Coconut Milk Frozen Dessert, $6, realcanadiansuperstore.ca
Clocking in at under 170 calories per serving thanks to its skim-milk base, this sweet treat scores brownie points for using cage-free eggs and non-GMO ingredients. (Prefer the real deal? See how healthy your favourite ice cream is.)
Ben & Jerry’s Moophoria, $7, walmart.ca
One of these creamy yet doughy Japanese-inspired treats is only 60 calories and has no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Natrel Ice Cream Mochi, $6, metro.ca
This unique treat uses frozen bananas as a base but manages to stay creamy, not sorbet-like (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). Did we mention that it’s organic, peanut-free and plant-based?
Yellowfruit Non-Dairy Frozen Banana Dessert, $6, loblaws.ca
Photo Credit: Halo Top
This isn’t a pint, but…
With just 80-90 calories per bar, this frozen treat makes for a great on-the-go snack. Plus, it comes in four beloved flavours: mint chip, strawberry cheesecake, birthday cake, and chocolate chip cookie dough.
Halo Top Bar in Mint Chip, $7, Loblaws
Next, check out all the healthy and fat-free fruity sorbets we love.