Ice cream is one of the top selling treats. And while there are lots of low-fat and light ice creams, none can be mistaken for the real thing.
But a new light ice cream promises to be different.
For children, eating ice cream is pure delight. But many adults worry bout the fat and calories. If you long for ice cream without the guilt, consumer reports checked some new light ice creams in vanilla and chocolate.
They're Dreyer's Grand Light and Edy's Grand Light. They promise they're "unbelievably rich and creamy."
A serving has just 3 and a half grams of fat and about 100 calories. That is one-third the calories of their regular ice cream and less than half the fat.
The companies have trained testers do a blind taste test and they compared the light version to the regular version.
The light chocolate was a little lower in quality. It was decent, but had less chocolate flavor than the regular ice cream.
But the vanilla practically passed for the real thing. It was good, sweet, with a moderate vanilla and dairy flavor.
Consumer Reports says you don't pay any more for Edy's and Dreyer's grand light, It's the same price as their regular ice cream.