The Weight Watchers program is based on the POINTS system, and each food has value based on calories, fat and fiber. Dieters can eat Weight Watchers ice cream products and still stay on their diet. Learn more about Weight Watchers ice cream products, including what ingredients make up these sweet treats.
Weight Watchers ice cream products come in four novelty types: sandwiches, cones, bars and cups. These Weight Watchers ice cream products have a calorie range from 80 to 180 calories. Ingredients vary by flavor and type. Dieters can purchase these frozen dessert products from their grocer’s freezer section. Prices vary, but start at around $2.50.
Vanilla Ice Cream
Many Weight Watchers ice cream products contain vanilla ice cream. The ingredients for vanilla ice cream include: milk, skim milk, sugar, polydextrose, maltodextrin, cellulose gel, mono & diglycerides, cellulose gum, natural flavor, vanilla extract, artificial vanilla flavor, carrageenan, polysorbate 80 and vitamin A palmitate.
Weight Watchers Round Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches are two chocolate cookie-like wafers with a vanilla ice cream center. Ingredients for the chocolate wafers are: bleached wheat flour, sugar, caramel color, canola oil, dextrose, corn flour, cocoa, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, food starch, baking soda, salt, mono & diglycerides and soy lecithin.
Another popular ice cream novelty by Weight Watchers is their Vanilla Fudge Sundae Cone. A sugar cone is topped with vanilla ice cream with chocolate coating. The sugar cone contains: bleached wheat flour, sugar, molasses, canola oil, salt, soy lecithin and caramel color. The chocolate coating contains: soybean oil, lactitol, cocoa, chocolate liquor, whey, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, distilled monoglycerides, soy lecithin, artificial flavor, salt, sucralose and vanillin.
Weight Watchers Giant Latte Ice Cream Bars are coffee flavored and worth one Weight Watchers Point. The latte ice cream has the same ingredients as the vanilla ice cream, but also contains extra ingredients like: coffee, caramel color, natural flavors and artificial flavors.
Ice cream cups made by Weight Watchers come in several flavors. One popular flavor is mint chocolate chip ice cream. Mint ice cream includes: milk fat, nonfat milk, sugar, polydextrose, cellulose gel, mono & diglycerides, cellulose gum, carrageenan, maltodextrin, peppermint oil, yellow 5, blue 1, polysorbate 80 and vitamin A palmitate. For the chocolate chips, the ingredients include: sugar, coconut oil, cocoa, butter oil, soy lecithin and vanilla extract.
Why Choose Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers won a Chefs Best Award for Best Taste for their Fudge ice cream bars. Also, compared to regular ice cream products, Weight Watchers ice cream products have less overall fat and calories. The WW ice cream novelties also have more fiber.
For example, a WW Vanilla Fudge Sundae Cone has 140 calories, 4 g fat and 4 g fiber. To compare, a regular chocolate dipped Vanilla Drumstick cone by Nestle has 320 calories, 17 g fat and less than 1 g fiber.
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