Arctic Zero – Cake Batter
I find myself so often in the grocery store browsing around for products that are going to be friendly to diabetics. All too often I am disappointed with my selections, but every once in a while I come across a product completely by accident that turns out to be a really good find.
For this reason, I want to tell you about the Arctic Zero products.
To Be Ice Cream, or Not To Be Ice Cream, That is the Question
Arctic Zero as a product is called a frozen desert, although they sell it in the freezer section of the grocery store right next to the ice cream. Your first questions are going to be around the concept of “ice cream”.
Is Arctic Zero and ice cream or not? Well, given that it’s Lactose Free, GMO Free, Gluten Free, Fat Free.. Free everything else, it’s really tough to categorize it in the “ice cream” category, but having eaten a lot of this stuff, it’s about a close as you can get.
Smooth and Flavorful
Much like many things that claim to be Free, Free, Free… they taste like cardboard. Well, this is not the case with Arctic Zero.
My favorite flavor is the Cake Batter, but Cookie Dough Shake is a really close second.
What I have found is that you microwave the container for about 20 seconds (as it instructs on the packaging) and it’s right at the best temperature for eating.
Rather than eating it like ice cream by digging in my spoon and scooping out a big bite, I find that scrapping my spoon along the top of the surface makes the desert come off in thin almost shaved slices. The consistency is really smooth and when it comes off in thin slices it dissolves into this creamy bite full of flavor.
The Cake Batter flavor tastes just like licking the spoon right out of the bowl after making a batch of yellow cake mix.
For something different you can try the Cookie Dough Shake flavor which actually has a stronger taste than the Cake Batter, but gives the experience of sipping on a chocolate chip cookie blended into ice cream.
So What’s So Great?
Not all flavors are created equal, but if you take a look nutritional facts for the Cake Batter and Cookie Dough Shake you will see something amazing… 35 Calories per serving, 0 g Fat, 7 g Carbohydrates
WHAT? Even better, is that one pint is 4 servings so even if you had that urge to each the whole pint, you are only looking at 150 Calories, 0g Fat and 28g Carbohydrates.
How much better does that get? Compare this to a Ben and Jerry’s pint and there is no comparison.
There are other flavors that have a few more calories, and carbohydrates, but over all the worst one has about 200 Calories for the entire pint.
Next time you’re in the grocery ask for the Arctic Zero frozen dessert section and pick yourself up a pint, just beware you many end up eating the whole pint in one sitting, but be comforted to know that even if you do, you didn’t eat any worse than having a nutrition bar.
Do you have a favorite ice cream or frozen desert that is diabetic friendly? Tell us about it in the comments below.