Much like Schwarzenegger and DeVito in that one '80s movie, the words "healthy" and "ice cream" don't seem to make much sense together. But now, thanks to three brands of ice cream -- Enlightened, Arctic Zero, and Halo Top -- there is a way to eat the icy stuff without sacrificing your health. Each makes real-deal pints of ice cream, just like the mass-market producers at Ben & Jerry's, except these are low-sugar, high-fiber, high-protein, low-carb, and... surprisingly delicious.
Below, we taste-tasted four flavors from each of these good-for-you ice creams, ranked the brands against each other in descending order, and then ranked their respective flavors within that. A ranking within a ranking.
Disclaimer: This is not a review of dairy-free ice creams, since we did that already. So far, these three brands are the only nationally available low-sugar, high-fiber, high-protein pints. Yes, Edy's and Breyers produce no-sugar-added ice cream, but their recipes include maltitol syrup, which can have a laxative effect. We'll pass on that, pun intended. And Skinny Cow would've been in the running, but it doesn't produce pints, which is a real shame.