Ice cream isn’t exactly great for your bottom, er, line. A half-cup serving of plain vanilla packs 207 calories, 11 grams of fat, and 21 grams of sugar, with almost 24 grams of carbs.
If you want to ditch one of these, lots of choices line the frozen dairy case. But for every ingredient you want to shun, others sub for them to make up the fat, texture, or sweetness. Read nutrition labels to see just what you’re getting.
A milkshake is a frozen blend of milk, ice cream, and flavoring, spun thick enough to just barely sip with a straw. The classic malted version has 127 calories, 12.5 grams of sugar, and 6.3 grams of fat with 14 grams of carbs.
But don’t confuse the “real thing” with certain drive-thru versions — one famous burger chain’s small vanilla shake packs 490 calories, 14 grams of total fat, and 59 grams of sugar.