Ice Cream and Ice Cream-like Products

Ice cream is one of my favorite foods. Ice cream is also typically crazy high in points; and, limiting myself to one actual serving size is a near impossible feat for me.

So, what’s a weight watcher to do? Years ago I tried Arctic Zero with the promise that I could eat the whole pint for low points. Arctic Zero is a non-dairy frozen dessert. At the time it wasn’t worth it. I hated the flavor so much I ended up throwing away several pints. Recently I decided to give it another shot, and it was better than I remembered but still not great. Then I combined it with another favorite of mine, PB2, and magic happened. –PB2 is powdered peanut butter, and a necessity for anyone who can’t have a jar of peanut butter in the house without going in with a spoon every time you’re in the kitchen.– Combining the PB2 with the Cookie Shake Arctic Zero reminded me of my favorite chocolate and peanut butter candy. You know the one. Sometimes, when I want it to feel really special, I add some rainbow sprinkles. 

Yes, I eat it straight from the pint. Don’t judge me. Typically I eat half the pint.

More recently, Halo Top was brought to my attention. Halo Top is considered light ice cream. At first I didn’t love it, but again it was a flavor problem. I learned that I don’t like the mint chip, birthday cake, or vanilla. But the chocolate is DELICIOUS. Just this weekend I tried the strawberry and I like that, too. On these I don’t need the PB2 because the flavor is definitely better, but I like to add a little lite Hershey’s syrup and some sprinkles. 

For both desserts you have to let them sit out on the counter for a bit, because without the fat they freeze pretty hard. But here’s the good news, you can eat the entire chocolate Halo Top pint for 8 smart points!!!  Or, be more reasonable and have half a pint for 4 smart points. The pint of Arctic Zero cookie shake is 6 smart points.

Real talk: I’ve never counted my sprinkles. I just looked them up and 2 tsp is 1 smart point. I guess I’ll start counting them. Also, 1 tbsp of lite chocolate syrup is 1 smart point and 2 tbsp of PB2 is 1 smart point. Enjoy!!

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