Created by dessert mastermind and former New York pastry chef Charlotte Haygarth and former professional hockey player Jade Taylor, Denada focuses on low-carb, lactose-free, keto-friendly, diabetic-friendly ice cream, and vegan and halal ice cream. They’re a great choice for anyone with allergies and are made with all-natural ingredients.
Per serving: 75 calories, 9.3 g fat (6.3 g saturated), 4.4 g carbs, 0.8 g sugar, 1.6 g fiber, 3.4 g protein.
What’s in Low Cal Ice Cream?
Regular ice cream gets its rich, creamy texture and flavor from dairy ingredients — think milk and cream — and most of its flavors come from sugar and artificial flavors. When it comes to low-calorie, high-protein ice cream, these ingredients are stripped and supplemented for healthier options.
They are replaced by components such as:
Stevia: Stevia is made from an extremely sweet herbal plant. It’s a non-nutritive sweetener, which means it doesn’t contain any kilojoules or carbohydrates, and it’s about 100 times sweeter than regular sugar.
Erythritol: Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that is not metabolized by our bodies during digestion. It is also calorie-free. While it is safe to consume, it can cause stomach upset in some people.
Xylitol: Xylitol is another sugar alcohol.
Prebiotic fibres: To make low-calorie “high-fiber” ice creams, many of these ice creams contain prebiotic fiber, also known as inulin. This will help increase the volume of the ice cream and give it more texture (no calories).
Organic vegan gum: Vegetable gum is made up of indigestible sugars. They are often used in processed foods because of their texture and how to extend shelf life.
High protein vs low calorie ice cream
While these low-calorie options are healthier, they are not high in protein. However, if you find an ice cream that is high in protein, it will probably be low in calories as well.
The best low-calorie Australian ice cream brands
Below is a list of some of the most popular low-calorie ice cream readily available in Australia.
Compare its nutritional value below:
|Brand name||Protein (per serving)||Carbohydrates (per serving)||calories (per serving)||price||Where do I buy?|
|kenny||5 grams||8 grams||73 calories||
$5 for 5
Basin 475 ml
|Hello Top Chocolate||5 grams||13 grams||80 calories||$9 for a 473ml tub||Coles & Woolworths|
|U Pro||10 grams||5.1 g||106 calories||US$12.00 for four balls of pops (total 540ml)||Coles|
|Telechoc brownie||3.6 grams||3.3 grams||80 calories||$8 for a 475ml tub||Woolworths|
|Dinada Double Shock||2.2 grams||1.2 grams||126 calories||$11.50 for a 425ml tub||Coles|
|Above mo chuck chok||1.2 grams||19 grams||162 calories||$10 for a 500ml tub||Woolworths|
|Fit Lato Chocolate||8.3 grams||5.3 g||115 calories||$11.95 for a 473ml tub||IGAs and other independent grocers|