Frozen yoghurt or ice cream – which is the lesser of two evils?

Frozen yoghurt or ice cream – which is the lesser of two evils?

Ice cream is naughty, we know that, but is frozen yoghurt a little less so? If you are trying to be as good as possible on a warm Summer’s day, you will need to choose carefully.

When its warm out, an ice cream is completely irresistable. Sadly, it’s terrible for your diet too, a 1/2-cup serving of vanilla ice cream has over 120 calories and 7 grams of fat – whew! Chocolate has even more of both. The problem with ice cream is its high sugar and fat content, so it really does pack in the things that do not work on a diet.

Nevertheless it’s lovely to eat and from time to time, we cave in. So what about frozen yoghurt as an ice cream alternative? Could this be a way to get a creamy sweet treat in without maximum damage? Not always it seems, especially if you opt for traditional recipes, which are of course the most creamy and yummy. A 1/2-cup serving of frozen yogurt contains over 100 calories and over 30 grams of sugar.

So what on earth can you enjoy on your cone then? The best bet is to go for homemade frozen yoghurt, which has less of the fat and sugar and more nutrition too. Take some low fat frozen yoghurt (watch that there is not a pile of sugar added – check ingredients) and mix it up with some natural fruits. Add in banana, berries, or even some spicy hints of flavour for a frozen yoghurt with a difference.

If rich, creamy ice cream is off the cards, you can opt for the frozen version of yoghurt instead. Just avoid buying it from the same place as the ice cream. Get your blender on and put your freezer to work. Before you know it your taste will adapt anyway and instead of craving that sugar filled ice cream, you will yearn for your homemade fruity feast.

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