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Arctic Zero Ice Cream Review

Hey guys! So, as you know I’ve been trying to eat healthier and hopefully drop a couple lb.’s in the process. That being said, I’m not following any particular diet or being super restrictive with my calorie intake because I am still breastfeeding and don’t want to dry up!

My husband and I are pretty routine at night. We have dinner followed by dessert…some sort of dessert..every night. He loves ice cream (who doesn’t?) but obviously, I don’t want to stuff my face with Ben and Jerry’s on a daily basis…I mean, I do, but I shouldn’t. So, I decided to give Arctic Zero ice cream a try.

When I first picked this pint up, I assumed it was a scam because usually anything that seems too good to be true, is.

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150 calories for that entire thing? Seems suspicious to me.

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Seriously? How is that possible?

The list of ingredients isn’t horrific either.

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Most of those ingredients I know or have seen before. The one I wasn’t familiar with was monk fruit concentrate which turns out is a sweetener made from the Chinese fruit of the same name. It seems to be the next up-and-coming “natural” sweetener (I put natural in quotes because I’m sure it’s processed in some way).

I, personally, like that Arctic Zero has whey protein added to it so at least there is a tiny bit of nutritional value.

There are multiple different flavors but I’ve only tried Cookies and Cream and Coffee. My favorite so far is coffee (I love coffee anything!). The thing about this “ice cream” is it’s more like an ice cream replacement. The texture is much different. It is not creamy like your typical Baskin Robbins scoop. I’m not sure how to describe the texture…more slushy like? I leave the ice cream out for a little bit to soften it up..it’s definitely better that way!

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I had some coffee last night with a little Light Hershey’s syrup on top…yum!

So, here are my pro’s and con’s of Arctic Zero:

Pro’s

  • calorie count and overall nutrition for a dessert-not bad
  • tastes good (I read some people hate it so could go either way)
  • good dessert replacement-satisfies the sweet tooth!

Con’s

  • price- this pint almost costs $5 
  • texture-not the same as ice cream
  • processed- this is most definitely a highly processed food. The ingredients are straight forward, but I’m still skeptical because it just seems too good to be true.

I also read that The Today Show did a report on diet ice creams and found that this one in particular was actually under on their calorie count. The Today Show reported that in reality, Arctic Zero ice creams had about 46-68% more calories than they claimed. The company of course said their calorie count is correct…but who knows. (Here is the story).

Overall, I think it’s pretty good but there are definitely other desserts that are a healthier choice like fruit (lame) or banana soft serve. That, in my opinion, is the best. It does an awesome job replacing ice cream-it’s delicious and healthy! Perfect.

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Some nights I’m just not in the mood to deal with a food processor. So on those nights, Arctic Zero will do just fine.

 

Have you tried Arctic Zero? Thoughts? If not, what’s your go-to dessert?

 

 

20 comments to Arctic Zero Ice Cream Review

  • I just tried this Arctic Zero… I’m also skeptical of the processed ingredients. It does seem too good to be true. It is however a great substitute for the lactose intolerant. And I definitely agree with you that melting it is key. I’ll have to try the coffee kind!

  • Brian

    I tried the Chocolate Peanut Butter. It was bland…sort of like eating ice cream with zero flavor. Definitely not worth the $5 price tag. I’m curious what the point is eating a “diet” ice cream if you are just going to put syrup on it. Seems counter productive to me. I will never buy this product again…..ever.

  • Randy Johnson

    Tasted Horrible with a capital H.
    doesnt even taste like cookies and cream. disappointed

  • Chelsey

    I will never buy the product again either. I also tried the Chocolate Peanut Butter and it wasn’t very good. I thought it was odd that it said “Lactose Intolerant Friendly” on the front but there was a sticker on the back that said “Contains Milk”. It wasn’t a label that was on the actual container, it is pictured in one of the photos above and that one is also “Lactose Intolerant Friendly” It just doesn’t make sense to me.

  • Nothing beats out real ice cream :( :( but we know that one scoop is like calorie explosion. I have had artic zero and I am not too fond of it. It just doesnt taste the way I want my ice cream to taste, but always got to be thinking about calories.

  • Sue

    where do you buy this brand?????

  • Susan

    I bought the coffee flavored Arctic Zero and, I like it, ALOT! The flavor seems to develop more if it’s allowed time to soften up a little, so I sit it on the counter for about 10 minutes before eating.
    It tastes just fine plain but, I like to add a squirt of Walden Farms zero calorie chocolatey syrup and I LOVE it!
    I’ve read some mixed reviews about the texture. This is my first pint and the texture of this one is, in fact, creamy, imo. Not icy as others have described.
    Half a cup, plus a tablespoon of chocolate syrup satisfies my insatiable sweet tooth. Even if the Today report is accurate, those extra calories are negligible compared to the calorie count of “real” ice cream.
    I’ll definitely buy it again!

  • Dieter Konieczny

    Hi,
    Is there any way to import this Ice Cream to South Africa, or is “Artic Zero Icecream” on the South African market already. Could one produce it under licence?

    Please advise

    Dieter

  • Cassie

    I had tried a couple different flavors (chocolate peanut butter was one), and I didn’t really like them very much. Today, however, I was craving ice cream pretty bad and I saw it and decided to give it another shot since there was no saturated fat. I bought the vanilla maple one and let it thaw out a little first (which I hadn’t did previously), and it was actually very good. The after taste reminds me of the kind that you’re left with after consuming artificial sweeteners, which makes me nervous, and I also don’t think I trust how good it sounds. Something has to be up.

  • bonvic

    I bought the chocolate and cookies and cream. They were both terrible..Will definatley not buy again and find something else for a sweet treat..

  • Michelle

    I bought some yesterday and was super excited to try it and was disappointed. I tried the peanut butter chocolate and it had just an odd taste to it…almost bitter. Hard to describe the taste but needless to say I was crushed.

    • yeah its definitely not the same as ice cream…i guess if you can keep like, a super open mind it might be okay haha but its hard bc its expensive too. i havent bought it agan

  • reggie

    Love the coffee flavor, but I have been unable to find it for the last two weeks.

  • Deezy

    Tried the peanut butter chocolate, maple vanilla, and chocolate. I like that it doesn’t make your mouth all mucousy like actual ice cream does, and will satisfy me if I’m desiring something cold. But… it still isn’t the same. I’ll still eat it cause it’s healthier.

  • James

    Nuke it for 20-30 seconds and it becomes creamy but still solid…

    I have been eating AZ for some time and really like it. The Mint Chocolate, Strawberry and Coffee are the best but cookie dough and peanut butter chocolate aren’t worth it.

    The Maple is OK…..

    Nothing beats real Ice Cream but this is the closest I’ve found. It keeps selling out in all the local stores here.

  • TJ

    This stuff if junk! Just eat the real thing if you want ice cream.

  • Missy

    I found artic 0 today at grocery outlet for 99 cents! I was so excited! It is a bit bland but I add some slivered almonds and a bit OG melted almond butter and it’s delish!

  • Elly

    Certainly not a Ben and Jerry’s clone. 150 calories sacrifices the overall experience as much as one would expect. The texture when softened is surprisingly creamy for a block of slush. The flavor is only just noticeable, and the sweetness level is perfect for someone who dislikes sugar. It truly warrants the label ‘ice cream substitute.’
    All that said, it wasn’t bad. I’m glad I tried it, but I won’t get it again.

  • Pam

    Oh! I was so excited to get this, hungry girl approved, I didn’t see the coffee flavor, at shop rite, but bought the chocolate mint,, peanut , andcookies and cream , all 3 were totally gross and coat 4.00 each. I’m going to kick it up and see what I can do. I used to buy the dream ice cream which was also 4.00 a pint and that was WAY better than arctic ice! That tastes like real ice cream ! I think the arctic ice would be good in frozen coffee drinks! I won’t buy this again, but if I find the coffee and it’s ok ill probably buy that

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