The Top 6 Treats from the Ice Cream Truck

by Mallory Creveling for

If your mouth waters every time you hear that sweet melody in the distance, don't despair: Many ice cream cones, bars, and sandwiches can be part of a healthy diet, says Angela Lemond, R.D.N., a Plano, TX-based dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "Look at the big picture and decide how your choice fits into the rest of your day."

For example, while higher in calories than ice pops, some dairy-containing varieties may offer a small dose of calcium and vitamin D. Since most menus don't display any nutrition info, we gathered vital stats on six popular picks-so you can chill out without filling out.

Bomb popBomb pop1. Bomb pop:
Nutrition score per serving:40 calories, 0g fat, 7g sugars

2. Fudgscicle:
Nutrition score per serving: 40 calories, 1g fat, 2g sugars

3. Creamsicle:
Nutrition score per serving:110 calories, 2g fat, 13g sugars

4. Ice cream sandwich:
Nutrition score per serving: 140 calories, 3g fat, 13g sugars

5. Strawberry shortcake:
Nutrition score per serving: 230 calories, 10g fat, 17g sugars

6. Drumstick:
Nutrition score per serving: 290 calories, 16g fat, 20g sugars

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