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Arctic Zero Ice Cream — No Fat Low Calorie Ice Cream

Low-Cal Frozen Treat Alert: Arctic Zero

If your fave indulgence is ice cream, I've got good news for you. There's a new brand of "ice cream" that won't have to wait for that disastrous breakup to justify you seeing the bottom of the carton. An ice cream critic myself, I wasn't sure I would be sold, but a taste test has made a believer out of me. The new label, Arctic Zero, brags less than 150 calories per pint (yes, per pint, not serving!), and it's actually quite delicious.

When my girlfriend gushed to me about trying it, I pelted her with questions: Does it have artificial sweeteners in it? Does it taste anything like ice cream? Is it full of ingredients you can't pronounce? When she shook her head steadily, I knew I had to try it. And try it, I did. Well, I actually devoured it. On her recommendation, I spooned out the Vanilla Maple and Chocolate Peanut Butter versions. Neither disappointed. While they aren't like the creamy and rich types that leave your lips feeling a bit buttery, they are delicious and light. You don't feel like you've just consumed the whole freezer when you finish the serving of Arctic Zero. And funny enough, I wasn't so inclined to eat the entire pint like I might with a carton of Ben & Jerry's. Somehow, my taste buds were satisfied with just a few spoonfuls of the wondrous dessert.

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Now you may be wondering what is in Arctic Zero? To be clear, the marketers at Arctic Zero promote the brand as a frozen protein shake. I say, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, it's a duck. So call it a frozen protein shake or whatever you like — I'm calling it ice cream. The positive spin to that is that I'm actually benefiting from the scoops of sweet bites, which is not always the case when you're shoveling down some Rocky Road. Now that we know it's healthy, you won't be too surprised to learn it is all natural and fat free. Made with whey protein, it is suitable for people with gluten-free or lactose intolerant diets. Also listed in the nutritional information are purified water, organic cane sugar, chicory root, guar gum, xantham gum, sea salt, natural flavors, and monk fruit concentrate. When I can pronounce the list of ingredients in a low- or no-fat dessert, I get all giddy inside because I know I am eating something that will leave me guilt free in the fat and health department. And those, folks, don't come around all too often . . . at least not in the frozen aisle section!

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amber512 amber512 4 years
The only place I know of is online.
mariamclinn mariamclinn 4 years
Can anybody out there, tell me where this fabulous ice cream can be purchased?.. I live in Southern California
Vanonymous Vanonymous 5 years
Finally got a chance to try this. I bought the vanilla maple flavor. Not impressed. I cannot imagine eating an entire pint of that stuff either. Very strange tasting. I'll stick to regular protein shakes and a spoonful of real vanilla ice cream when the craving strikes.
Whitney-English Whitney-English 5 years
I looove this stuff and have been eating it forever! It also comes in mint chocolate, pumpkin, cookies n' cream, and coffee. Check out my blog post on it: http://toliveanddietinla.blogspot.com/2010/08/fro-yo-alert.html
Spectra Spectra 5 years
OMG--I need to buy this stuff! This is like my absolute dream come true! I'll probably have to order it online, but I am going to ask my local grocery store to start stocking it--this stuff sounds absolutely FABULOUS!!!
samsam26 samsam26 5 years
I concur!! Artic Zero is the absolute best! I hate to admit that I eat a pint every day. The only draw back is that it is pricey. But OH SO WORTH IT!!
amber512 amber512 5 years
It sounds freaky and had to be bought in bulk online. I heard about it a long time ago, and was actually willing to try it until I realized it had whey in it which my body can't digest. I'm not sure if it's still as expensive as when I first looked into it, but then I can't digest it anyway! Ah well.
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