Best of the Worst: Ice Cream

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We take your cravings and make them over to save calories and add extra nutrition perks!

It's just cruel that bikini season hits right when we're dying for cones and sundaes. Now you can stop breaking a sweat every time the Mister Softee truck rolls by.

There are 870 calories and 35 grams fat (19 g saturated fat) in a restaurant banana split. Who needs that? Make it yourself and save 711 calories

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Indulging at the grocery store can save 780 calories

Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned Light Ice Cream Neapolitan:
It has 90 calories per 1/2 cup, so you can add 1 tablespoon chocolate chips and a dollop of whipped cream and still chill out for less than 200 calories. Hell, go crazy and put it in a cake cone; it's a measly 17 calories more.

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TAKE IT: On the go? Try the drive-through and save 720 calories

McDonald's Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream Cone:
The Golden Arches isn't known for its ice cream, but perhaps it should be. The smooth soft-serve option tastes decadent, but it cuts 17 g saturated fat and 79 g sugar compared with other restaurant versions. Give it a swirl this summer!

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