Your Eyes Won't Believe It. They Look Just like Your Favorite Summer Treats BUT With Way Fewer Calories: Ice Cream

Posted On Jul 31, 2013 By Bowflex Insider Team

Ice Cream Recipes

We've all done it. You walk into the grocery store, and you just happen to end up in the frozen aisle, and your favorite ice cream is calling your name. You try to resist the temptation, but it's so hot outside after all and that tub of Rocky Road is beckoning you.

So how does it end? You either go home with the ice cream, eat it and feel guilty OR you walk away empty handed and spend the next several hours thinking about it until you finally give in and go back to the store.

But who says that in order to stay in shape this summer we must be miserable and go through this internal battle over our favorite summer treats?

What if you could have your ice cream and eat it too?

Check out these healthier versions of vanilla bean and soft-serve banana ice cream.

The Traditional Vanilla Bean Ice Cream


It's hard to beat the simple and irresistible taste of vanilla bean ice cream. This treat is delicious on its own or paired with fresh fruits and coconut flakes.

There are many great options for this flavor in grocery stores, but the unfortunate truth is that in one serving (½ a cup) of this treat, you could be consuming around 200-300 calories.

By making it at home, you can still enjoy the full serving, but with half of the calories.

Check out this delicious recipe for low-calorie vanilla bean ice cream, available on, with only 92 calories per serving (1/2 cup).

A Non-Traditional Soft-Serve Banana Ice Cream

soft serve banana ice cream

Banana is a delicious fruit that provides us with a lot of nutritional value. Unfortunately, we can't say the same about the average soft-serve banana ice cream, which can have up to 377 calories per serving.

But banana-lovers don't despair because we found a recipe that is almost too easy and delicious to be true. This recipe is perfect if you have an allergy or intolerance to dairy and/or only have 15 minutes to spare.

Check out this soft-serve banana ice cream recipe at theKitchn, with only 110 calories per serving (1/2 cup).