Ice cream can and will fit into your summer plans if you can get your hands on one of these pints! Here, I'm going to review five different flavors of pint size ice cream from my favorite ice cream brands, Halo Top & Enlightened.
The Halo Top and Enlightened ice cream brands have decreased the amount of sugar in their ice creams by using sweeteners that have less calories such as stevia, erythritol and monk fruit. By reducing the sugar, they also reduce the calories so that you don't feel guilty for indulging in a cup of ice cream!If you have tried any of these flavors, how'd you like them? Did you have a similar experience to mine!?
1. Halo Top Black Cherry!
In my opinion, there's a really nice, light cherry flavor. There are tons of little pieces of black cherries! If you are a fan of fruit ice cream, this Black Cherry flavor is for you.
I rate this Black Cherry an 8/10. Good taste on the base flavor and a wonderful addition of cherry pieces...a good choice for fruit ice cream lovers!
2. Halo Top S'mores!
Get it!?!? Give Me Some More!!!
Once again, Halo Top has succeeded beyond my expectations with this flavor! The base "marshmallow" flavor for this ice cream is fantastic. It's rich (not icey!). There's a hint of a cinnamon taste in it but not too much. It's perfect.
S'mores has a bit of pizzazz with its little pieces of chocolate that add additional flavor to the base marshmallow flavor. And the ingredient which really runs the show in making S'mores "Simply MORE" is the amazing crunch in the graham crackers. There's plenty of graham to chew on and it makes this flavor exciting to eat. Most of the cinnamon taste is probably a result of the graham crackers. This flavor gets a 10/10 !
3. Enlightened Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!
I tried the Enlightened Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor and OMG! It was so delicious & every bite was full of flavor. For 400 cals a pint, it blows Ben & Jerry's 1,000 cals or more per pint out of the water!
There is no lacking on chocolate chips and the pieces of cookie dough taste scrumptious. I rate this flavor a 9/10!
4. Halo Top Mint Chip!
I am stunned with the decadence of this flavor!
Full of chocolate chips in every bite...
And the mint is refreshing and not too minty like a peppermint gum or strong mint...
So, what the taste of Mint Chip does resemble is that exactly of a York Peppermint Patty! This flavor rocks! Such a nice change of pace choice of flavor for an ice cream.
Mint Chip would make a satisfying dessert after a savory meal. I rate it a 10/10!!! Halo top gets an A++ for its Mint Chip pint!
5. Enlightened Movie Night!
"There's nothing better than relaxing at home with freshly-popped popcorn, on a Friday night!," said the unenlightened person who hasn't yet tried Enlightened Movie Night Ice Cream!
Adding a new flair to the traditional popcorn flavor of at home movie nights, Enlightened has created an ice cream that is reminiscent of buttery popcorn with an additional appeal of mouth-watering caramel swirls and chocolate chips!
And instead of indulging in high calorie options of caramel & chocolate after you have your buttery popcorn, Enlightened provides the entire buttery popcorn-caramel-chocolate medley of an oral fix in one conglomerate pint of low calorie ice cream!
It has so many natural ingredients including: skim milk, the familiar erythritol - a standard sweetener in the diets of the sugar intake-conscious folk, cream (who doesn't like CREAM!?), and cane sugar (as natural as you can get!).
The light, undercurrent flavor of buttery ice cream is embellished with ample swirls of caramel and chocolate chips galore. Enjoy spoonful after spoonful until you finish the whole pint since we are talking about a low cal ice cream here and not a diet-buster! 90 cal per half cup. 360 cal per pint - Take that punch, Ben and Jerry's! My Rating: 10/10!