If you’re a person who follows people with healthy eating goals on Instagram, chances are you’ve already heard of Halo Top. If not, allow me to enlighten you.
Halo Top makes ice cream that claims to be low calorie, low sugar, high protein, and all of this is achieved by using all natural ingredients. (The only questionable one is “erythritol” which is a plant based sugar alcohol. You can read more about that here if you’re interested.)
AND EVERY SINGLE FLAVOR IS CERTIFIED GLUTEN FREE!!!!
After being sorely disappointed by another “diet friendly” product that had the nerve to call itself “ice cream”, I was a little skeptical about trying Halo Top.
Turns out my skepticism was totally misplaced. This stuff is DELICIOUS! And you can eat the whole pint for under 300 calories. (And believe me, you’re probably going to want to.)
The Birthday Cake flavor is the most indulgent thing I’ve eaten without guilt in years. It actually tastes like real, honest to goodness, cake batter. With sprinkles and some frosting mixed in too. Or maybe those yummy Lofthouse soft sugar cookies. For this GF girl– that’s a taste that’s been missing from my life for far too long. It wasn’t hard to stop at one serving on this one though– it was amazing, but very rich!
The Mint Chip and Chocolate flavors were both super creamy and super delicious. They honestly reminded me of malted milkshakes– but frozen. I saw a photo on Instagram that somebody had taken some peanut butter (or PB2) and drizzled it all over their chocolate Halo Top ice cream and I am DYING to try it. These flavors were a little easier to go overboard on. I ate half a pint in one sitting and felt no guilt. (120 calories, people!!!)
I found them at Whole Foods. But there’s a store locator on the Halo Top website. The cashier at Whole Foods told me they can hardly keep this on the shelves– that they seem to sell out as soon as a shipment arrives and is stocked. I can understand why.
It’s a little spendy at $5 a pint, but I think that’s a good thing. The cost and the fact that it only comes in pints make this product binge prohibitive– which is another good thing, if you’re me. (Anyone else hear Merry and Pippin there? Just me?)