The Best Light Scoops of Summer

These cool and creamy light desserts win our vote for summer's best store-bought ice creams, frozen yogurts, and sorbet. By: Maureen Callahan, RD

Best Premium Light: Ben & Jerry's Half Baked® Fro Yo
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Best Premium Light: Ben & Jerry's® Half Baked® Fro Yo

McMansions of the ice cream world, premium scoops deliver more of everything—more fat, more calories, and more indulgent mix-ins. So trimming half the fat puts them on par with regular ice creams, not in our light scoop territory. This one from Ben & Jerry's® is almost an exception. Slashing 10 grams of fat from its popular "Half Baked" cookie dough flavor produces a slightly sweeter knock-off of the original. This is our pick for “worth-the-splurge” if premium, goodie-filled scoops are your thing. It's higher in calories and sugar than our benchmark, so go easy.

Frozen assets per ½ cup: 200 calories, 3g fat, 1.5g sat fat, 24g sugars

 

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