What is a healthy ice cream choice?

Marjorie Nolan Cohn
Nutrition & Dietetics

Ice cream is notorious for being unhealthy, and while most ice cream is generally high in calories and fat some brands and types of ice cream are much healthier than others. Aim to choose an ice cream that is made with whole ingredients, and avoid artificial flavors and sweeteners. Ice creams that are basic flavors such as vanilla and chocolate are often contain less calories and fat. The more decadent ingredients like, cookie dough, brownie, nuts and caramel add a lot of calories and fat to ice cream. For the healthiest ice cream choice, choose basic flavors with a few whole ingredients.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

You don't have to give up your favorite frozen treat to lose weight. In this video, Dr. Oz shares a type of ice cream that's delicious and comes with a heart-healthy bonus.


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