Last updated: Mar 02, 2016
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As I was grocery shopping recently for a BBQ, I went by the freezer case to see what was new and healthy for dessert. The cases were full of brand-new ice cream sandwiches!


Weve all experienced the fun of eating the ultimate summer sandwich—from its rectangular shape to the way the ice cream oozes out of its sides. I know Ive enjoyed my fair share of them as a kid, but I havent had one in a long time.

These new versions looked like the iconic ice cream sandwiches from my childhood, but they had certainly grown up and slimmed down. So I thought Id try a few and see which ones I liked best.


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Traditionally, ice cream sandwiches weigh in at about two ounces and pack in around 170 calories, 6 grams fat, and up to 3.5 grams saturated fat. They also had 3 to 4 teaspoons of sugar. These adult versions have fewer calories (often because they are just smaller) and less sugar; some have added fiber; and all are made from low-fat ice cream or soy milk.

Klondike 100 Calorie and Skinny Cow shave calories by using low-fat ice cream in their products.  Ounce-for-ounce, they truly arent much lower in calories, but they have less than a gram of saturated fat.  Of the healthier options, all deliver a dose of fun, without blowing a healthy diet.

Sandwich Calories Fat (g) Sat. fat (g) Sugars (g)
So Delicious  Minis* 90 2 0.5 8
Soy Dream Lil Dreamers* 100 4 0.5 7
Klondike 100 Calorie 100 1.5 0.5 10
Tofutti Cuties* 130 6 1 9
Skinny Cow 140 2 1 15

*Nondairy soy-based ice cream
Note: All based on vanilla flavor

For comparison:
Sandwich Calories Fat (g) Sat. fat (g) Sugars (g)
Good Humor 160 5 3 13
Klondike Oreo 200 7 2 17