Screaming for Scoops - Fresh Dish Post from Price Chopper

Screaming for Scoops

July 10th 2023

Bethany FrazierBethany Frazier
Price Chopper Dietitian

In the hot heat of summer, there’s not much that beats a cold ice cream cone. In honor of National Ice Cream Day on July 16th, let’s talk about the many healthy ways to incorporate America’s favorite dessert (and keep you cool) in the dog days.

Ice Cream

Manage blood sugar

Contrary to conventional wisdom, ice cream eaters are actually less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Research suggests that, because of their calcium and whey protein, dairy products (yes, that means ice cream too!) encourage the release of insulin, resulting in more balanced blood sugar levels.

Kick the craving

Most ice creams have fewer than 200 calories per half cup, so there’s room in a healthy meal plan for a small, daily scoop of ice cream. You might even consider making every day Ice Cream Day; when a “treat” becomes an always-there option instead of something for special occasions only, it makes it easier to take the treat when you want it and leave it when you don’t.

Help for the lactose intolerant

If you have difficulty digesting lactose, you’re not alone. Luckily, lactose intolerance doesn’t mean ice cream has to be off limits–many popular brands now offer a lactose-free option. You can also take your favorite Greek yogurt, which is naturally low in lactose, and freeze it. Toss in a few chocolate chips, and you’ve found a new low-lactose ice cream alternative.

Maximize your ice cream bowl

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day this year with a build-your-own sundae bar to share with friends and family. Bedazzle your dessert with nuts or chocolate, or, add extra fiber and nutrients by topping off with fruit. You can round out your sundae by pairing your ice cream of choice with these delicious fresh grilled peaches.


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