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Enlightened Ice Cream Review

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When it comes to ice cream, I’m one to take a spoon and dig in. So when these low-calorie ice creams became popular I was all over it! Our Enlightened Ice Cream Review covers the taste, texture, nutrition, price and best flavors.

Enlightened Ice Cream Review

As a general rule – the popular low-calorie ice cream is about 60-100 calories per serving.

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Enlightened Ice Cream Review: At a Glance

Love: Hate:
Low-calorie
Kind of expensive
Lots of flavors
Different texture than regular ice cream
Hight Protein
Some flavors taste too sweet
Natural Ingredients
Needs to Thaw or Microwave

The Secret

When we first tried Enlightened, or really any low-calorie ice cream, we hated it. We had no idea that you needed to let it thaw for 30 minutes.

We’re impatient!

If you’re like us, you can pop a new pint into the microwave for 25-30 seconds. Then stir. It’ll help get the ice cream super creamy!

Enlightened Ice Cream Review

Enlightened Ice Cream Flavors

As of May 2018, there are 27 Enlightened Ice Cream flavors!

We tried the flavors marked with an asterisk.

  • Chocolate*
  • Vanilla
  • Butter Pecan
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Birthday Cake*
  • Marshmallow Peanut Butter
  • Movie Night
  • Brownies & Cookie Dough
  • French Toast
  • S’mores
  • Glazed Donut
  • Sea Salt Caramel
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter*
  • Red Velvet
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Cold Brew Coffee
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip*
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough*
  • Fudge Brownie
  • Black Cherry Chocolate Chip*
  • Triple Chocolate
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Crunch*
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate*
  • Toasted Almond
  • Bananas Foster

The thing we found with the flavors is that you’ll likely love many of them or none at all. They all have a similar base flavor, and then the toppings make them a little more fun.

To us, they are all a little sweeter than normal ice cream.

They are sweetened with Erythritol which is why. Some people do very well with it, and it’s found in nature. For others it’s too sweet and can cause some stomach aches.

The Texture

Out of all of the low-calorie ice creams, Enlightened is by far the creamiest we’ve found!

You do need to let it thaw or microwave it for a few seconds, but after that….yum! It’s like straight frozen cream.

Enlightened Ice Cream Flavors Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

Enlightened Ice Cream Price

Enlightened Ice Cream costs about $5.50 a pint. Since one of the selling features is that you can eat the whole pint without guilt, this habit gets expensive quickly!

With that said, they have coupons often!

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Grocery stores like Publix do buy 1, get 1 a lot as well.

You can also get a coupon on their website.

Enlightened Ice Cream Ingredients

Each flavor varies in ingredients; however, most of them contain:

  • Skim Milk
  • Milk Protein Isolate
  • Erythritol
  • Non-GMO Soluble Corn Fiber
  • Cream, Sugar

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Enlightened Ice Cream Nutrition

They claim to use higher quality ingredients than their competitors, but this will vary from low-calorie brand to low-calorie brand.

Enlightened Ice Cream contains higher protein and fiber than other ice creams and treats on the market though.

They also contain less fat, sugar and calories than even other low-calorie ice creams like Breyer’s Delights or Halo Top.

Where to Buy

You can actually order your ice cream online if you want!

We’ve found it at Publix, Kroger, Sprouts, Ralphs, Walmart and even boutique grocery stores!

enlightened ice cream vs halo top

Enlightened Ice Cream vs Halo Top

If you’re looking for a low-calorie ice cream – we recommend trying both. People will typically lean towards one brand or another.

  • Price: Same
  • Number of Flavors: 25 Halo Top, 27 Enlightened
  • Dairy Free Option: Only Halo Top
  • Sweeteners: Enlightened is Natural
  • Calories: About the same depending on flavor

We also love Chilly Cow and Breyers Delights! They aren’t available in as many places though.

You can also skip ProYo and Yasso in our humble opinion ;)

We actually did a taste test of Halo Top vs Enlightened Ice Cream vs Breyers Delights around Christmas:

In the Enlightened vs Halo Top battle:

Enlightened Ice Cream Halo Top Both
Creamier Better Taste Similar in Price
More Flavors More Toppings Needs to Thaw

We also compared more brands in our High Protein Ice Cream Review

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It has only 1-2 net carbs per serving!

Other Enlightened Ice Cream Products

Enlightened Ice Cream also now sells:

  • Ice Cream Bars – Similar in calories, ingredients and taste. These are just great if you need to watch your portions!
  • Roasted Broad bean Crisps

Have you tried low-calorie ice cream before? What’s your Favorite?

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8 Comments

  1. ENLIGHTENED LOOKS SO FRIGGIN GOOD! I legit commented on their IG yesterday telling them kudos for the vegan variety but now it’s time they make a vegan AND sugar free variety so I can be their BEST customer LOL!

    1. It’s typically 1/4 of the container looking at the nutrition label. With that said, the large number on the front of the pint is the total calories if you ate the whole thing.

  2. Absolutely love Enlightened ice cream (ColdBrew is favorite) but often find it is not available in store, or sold out. I also like mint chip but the other flavors just do not appeal to me. It is very smooth and creamy and I love that is has high level of protein and oh so few calories . Please provide more ColdBrew to stores.

  3. I tried the cookies and cream, and it was gross. I love every type of ice cream too, I’m not picky. It tasted like goopy flour and I couldn’t understand why, until I read the ingredients. There it was wheat flour. Yuck. Sorry, I tried.