A summer pleasure par excellence, ice cream appeals to young and old alike. Personally, it’s even my favorite sweetness! The ice cream department is larger than ever and it is certainly the vanilla flavor that takes up the most space. Focus on the best choices!
In all, 23 vanilla ice cream choices were analyzed.
Each 125 ml (1/2 cup) serving provides:
- Between 70 and 290 calories
- Between 2 and 18 g of lipids, including between 1 and 11 g of saturated fat
- Between 12 and 26 g of carbohydrates
- Between 6 and 26 g of sugars, including between 0 and 8.6 g of polyalcohols
- Between 0.7 and 6 g of protein
- Between 30 and 85 mg of sodium
- Between 0 and 3 g of fiber
THE BEST CHOICE
Coaticook vanilla ice cream
This ice cream is among the least rich in sugars and lipids of all the products analyzed. Each 125 ml (1/2 cup) serving provides 126 calories, 6.6 g of fat and 12 g of sugars. Milk is the first ingredient on the list (and not milk ingredients), which we appreciate. It still contains certain additives typical of this type of product: mono and diglycerides, guar gum, cellulose gum, polysorbate 80.
Nestlé Parlor Vanilla Ice Cream
With its 110 calories, 3.5 g of fat and 13 g of sugar per 125 ml (1/2 cup) serving, this ice cream is one of the lowest-sugar and low-fat options on the test bench. However, the ingredient list contains several food additives (eg cellulose gum, carrageenan, propylene glycol, etc.). Nestlé Parlor French Vanilla Ice Cream and Nestlé Real Cream Light French Vanilla Ice Cream offer similar nutritional values and ingredients.
THE LEAST GOOD CHOICES
Among the worst choices are ice creams made with cream (and not milk). Their list of ingredients is often prettier, but their high fat and sugar content make them less good options.
Bourbon vanilla ice cream from Lambert
Each 125 ml (1/2 cup) serving provides 206 calories, 10.6 g of fat, including 7 g of saturated fat, and 19 g of sugar. It is therefore one of the sweetest and most fat-rich options on the test bench. In addition, the ingredient list contains food additives (eg mono and diglycerides, locust bean gum, carboxymethyl cellulose, dextrose, guar gum, carrageenan).
Vanilla ice cream from Glacier Bilboquet
With 210 calories, 12 g of fat including 7 g of saturated fat and 20 g of sugar per 125 ml (1/2 cup) serving, this ice cream is one of the products with the highest sugar and fat content on the bench. test. The list of ingredients is short with the presence of only a few texturizing agents (eg guar gum, locust bean gum, xanthan gum).
Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
This ice cream is the sweetest and richest in lipids on the test bench. Each 125 ml (1/2 cup) serving provides 290 calories, 18 g of fat, including 11 g of saturated fat, and 26 g of sugars. However, the ingredient list is short and simple, with no food additives. Vanilla ice cream from the same brand offers similar nutritional values and ingredients.
If the following two ice creams have the best nutritional values, the presence of sweeteners disqualifies them from our list. On the other hand, the calorie, fat and sugar contents are considerably lower than all the other varieties studied.
CoolWay Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Each serving of 125 ml (1/2 cup) provides 70 calories, 2 g of lipids and 6 g of sugars. This is the least sweet and least lipid-rich ice cream in the test bench. However, the ingredient list contains many food additives (e.g. guar gum, xanthan gum, locust bean gum, etc.) and erythriol (3g per 125ml serving), a sugar alcohol . The presence of dextrin explains its fiber content (3 g).
Chapman’s No Sugar Added Vanilla Ice Cream
This product is among the least sweet (6 g) and lowest fat (6 g) ice creams in the test bench, but it contains sweeteners (maltitol, 8.6 g, and sucralose, 6.6 g) and food additives.
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