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!

MAKE IT
:
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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FAKE IT:
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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