By Kathy Kitchens Downie, RD
December 15, 2008
Randy Mayor

With similar calorie profiles, both sorbet and frozen yogurt are smart choices for cool summer treats―especially when chosen in place of ice cream. Sorbet is a combination of fruit, water, and juice, making it naturally fat-free. Since it contains no dairy, sorbet is ideal for the lactose intolerant, but it lacks calcium and protein. A half-cup portion of nonfat frozen yogurt, made from dairy, provides four grams of satiating protein and 15 percent of your daily calcium requirement.

Strawberry Sorbet
(1/2 cup)
121 calories
0 milligrams calcium
0 grams protein

Strawberry Nonfat Frozen Yogurt
(1/2 cup)
117 calories
150 milligrams calcium
4 grams protein