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Halo Top Ice Cream Review

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Halo Top Creamery changed the world when they released their low-calorie pints! Our Halo Top Ice Cream review focuses on the creamery’s flavors, nutrition, ingredients and price. Plus, we’ll compare it to Enlightened Ice Cream and other popular ice cream brands!

Halo Top Ice Cream Review

 

Halo Top Ice Cream Review

Halo Top has become a household name because of its low-calorie treats. With that said, there are pros and cons to it.

Love Hate
Low Calorie Expensive
Lots of flavors Needs to Thaw
Low-Fat, High Protein Not Super Creamy

It’s sweetened with stevia and erythritol which helps keep the calories low.

See How Halo Top Stacked Up In Our High Protein Ice Cream Review

Is Halo Top Ice Cream Healthy?

Whether or not Halo Top is healthy or not, depends on who you ask.

The brand is able to keep their calories, fat, and sugar down while upping their fiber and protein.  It just contains higher levels of sugars (stevia and erythritol).

For us – we eat it like normal ice cream.

So in short – in moderation.

The idea of a purely Halo Top Diet is crazy talk, but we love it as an occasional treat.

We even down the whole pint.

If you’re looking for a low carb or keto ice cream, check out our review of Rebel or Enlightened’s Keto Line!

Halo Top Nutrition & Ingredients

The ingredients may vary across the different flavors, but most of the dairy-flavors contain:

  • Skim milk
  • eggs
  • erythritol
  • milk protein concentrate
  • cream
  • organic cane sugar
  • prebiotic fiber
  • roasted almonds
  • vegetable glycerin
  • carob gum (organic)
  • guar gum (organic)
  • stevia leaf extract (organic)

There are 25 Halo Top Flavors

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Lemon Cake
  • Strawberry
  • Mint Chip
  • Chocolate Mocha Chip
  • Birthday Cake
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Peanut Butter Cup
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Sea Salt Caramel
  • S’Mores
  • Pistachio
  • Oatmeal Cookie
  • Chocolate Almond Crunch
  • Black Cherry
  • Red Velvet
  • Cinnamon Roll
  • Pancakes & Waffles
  • Chocolate Covered Banana
  • Mochi Green Tea
  • Rainbow Swirl (Sherbet)
  • Candy Bar
  • Caramel Macchiato
  • Blueberry Crumble

Plus Halo Top Dairy Free Flavors

Halo Top also offers vegan ice cream flavors made with coconut milk. These are also soy and dairy-free.

These flavors are also still low calorie (280-360 calories per pint).

Dairy Free Flavors of Halo Top

  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Covered Banana
  • Caramel Macchiato
  • Cinnamon Roll
  • Oatmeal Cookie
  • Peanut Butter Cup
  • Sea Salt Caramel
  • Birthday Cake
  • Candy Bar
  • Chocolate Almond Crunch
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Pancakes & Waffles
  • Toasted Coconut
  • Vanilla Maple

 

Best Halo Top Flavors

Our favorites are Birthday Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Candy Bar.

Unfortunately, Candy Bar can be hard to find. Also, we’ve only tried the dairy options at the time of this post.

Halo Top Birthday Cake Review

The Halo Top Birthday Cake is a 280 calorie pint with 20 grams of protein. We love it because it’s sweet and contains sprinkles.

It is one of the sweeter flavors we’ve had, but cake is sweeter than coffee or pistachios to start with. So you kind of know what you’re going in for.

If you like Marble Slab or Maggie Moo’s Birthday Batter, you’re going to probably like this one as well!

Between this one and Enlightened’s Birthday Cake  — Halo Wins!

Halo Top Ice Cream Flavors Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Halo Top Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Review

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is a bit higher in calories – clocking in at 360 calories for the pint and 20 grams of protein.

We love this one because the vanilla ice cream is light, and the cookie dough runs pretty heavy! Some have said that the dough is kind of gritty – but we think regular dough is kind of gritty because of the sugar…so we’re giving it 2 spoons up!

Between Enlightened’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and this brand – Halo Wins!

Honorable Mentions

We love the Candy Bar, but it’s hard to find.

The Red Velvet is also great and perfect for splitting a pint because it’s really rich.

The mix-ins in both flavors are so good!

Where to Buy

We’ve seen it at Walmart, Kroger/Ralphs, and Publix.

You can also search for a local store – or even shop by flavor – on their website!

Getting it Cheaper – Coupons

If you go to their website above, you can usually score a $1 off. They also will send contests by email. They rarely do coupons after the first one though.

Grocery stores like Kroger and Ralphs will typically run them on sale from time to time too. Regular price is about $5, and you can sometimes get them for about $3.

Ibotta also has Halo Top Coupons!

Ibotta, a cash back app for groceries, features $1 or $1.50 off coupons a lot. It’s not all the time, but you’ll see Halo Top coupons, as well as, Enlightened Ice Cream pop up often.

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enlightened ice cream vs halo top

Halo Top vs Enlightened Ice Cream

We also did a review on Enlightened Ice Cream earlier.

If you’ve been looking for a low-calorie ice cream – these two are direct competitors.

The price, ingredients, number of flavors and calories are VERY similar.

With that said, Enlightened doesn’t have Stevia in it, and it’s also a bit creamier.

Verdict:

Out of the two, Halo Top is our favorite. Enlightened has an aftertaste; however, we do love how creamy it is!

We also have tried Pro Yo (yuck!), Chilly Cow (popsicles over pints), and Breyers Delights (Yum!).

Also, we did a live taste test comparing 3 of the top brands’ cookies and cream below!

Do you eat low-calorie ice cream? Do you have a favorite flavor?

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

3 Comments

  1. For the price you pay for a pint of their ice cream, everytime I have bought a pint, the pint is ALWAYS only 3/4 full.

  2. This not Ice-cream. The texture is powdery and dry, horrible. In the beginning I thought i’d purchased a bad batch so tried again. A different store same size pack and flavour. 2500 years ago the Persians had better ice cream. Its called ICE CREAM and its the aim and always has been the aim of manufacturers to get the ice part with no icicles and the cream part smooth and blissfully creamy texture. No NO this is not even close. This stuff isnt even called ice-cream. Its called Ice dessert. That covers a multiple of sins.

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