Healthy Cheesecake Ice Cream
No white sugar added, no butter in sight, and no stovetop cooking required (so no need to whip out the eggs and candy thermometer)!
One big spoonful of this decadent “cheesecakey” ice cream and you’ll be hooked. Don’t worry though, this ice cream isn’t a calorie-bomb stuffed with unhealthy ingredients (even though it tastes like it)
You’d never know it’s sugar free, low carb and high protein. Shhhh
Here is a nutrition label comparison between Food Network’s Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe and the Desserts with Benefits Healthy Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe:
(Emeril’s nutrition label is on the left, the DWB nutrition label is on the right)
I made the nutrition labels for 1 cup of ice cream because, really now, everyone eats way more than the “standard serving size” of a 1/2 cup. I think this is way more accurate.
I was obviously expecting a higher calorie count for the increased serving size, but my recipe’s nutrition label totally shocked me… in a good way!
1 cup of my ice cream has only 210 calories (!!!) and 8g of naturally occurring sugars (no sugar is added). Plus, it has 8g carbs, 16g of complete proteins and purely healthy fats (no hydrogenated oils and trans fats)
*jaw drops to floor*
A 100% healthy, guilt-free ice cream in my book! Especially when it’s compared to the typical, unhealthy Cheesecake Ice Cream with a whopping 720 calories, 48g fat, 33g saturated fat and 51g of sugar (that’s more than 1/4 cup of white sugar in one sitting)
This ice cream tastes like pure sin, yet it’s completely sinless.
Nothing about this creamy dreamy decadence tastes good for you at all!