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Ice cream and lollies... on a diet

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

It really isn't summer without an ice cream or lolly and the recent burst of sunshine here in the UK has got me thinking about the best way to indulge in an iced treat without blowing all the hard work you've done to get that beach body. Here is my quick guide to treats that wont make a dent in your daily Weight Watchers ProPoints budget and those treats that might have to come out of your weekly budget.

The mini version of the Twister lolly is only 1 ProPoint, I always have these in the freezer and if anyone else in the family wants one but doesn't find them big enough they can just have two right?

Co-operative rocket lollies and orange juice lollies are another firm favourite of mine and also come in at just 1 ProPoint each.

I just discovered that Fab lollies are only 2 Pro Points which I think is great for something coated in chocolate and you can usually get them on ice cream vans too so these could be a good pick if you are having a day at the seaside.

Magnums are my ultimate ice cream treat and they come in at around 7 ProPoints each depending on variety. I think this isn't too unreasonable if you have a few points left in your weekly budget. You could even count 3 points from your daily budget and 4 from your weekly?

If you fancy a slice of Vienetta but are afraid that you wont be able to control your portions these Weight Watcher ice cream waves are just the trick. They are quite small but for 3 ProPoints you can't complain.

Cornetto's are 6 ProPoints for the classic flavour but only 5 for the strawberry variety so you savvy dieters out there should check the difference in flavours to save yourself some points.


I generally avoid ice cream because my scoop is the size of about three normal scoops and if I have a tub I just don't know where to stop.
If you do fancy an ice cream beware because a Dairy Milk McFlurry is 9 ProPoints and this might rise to about 12 depending on what variety you have. A small ice cream cone in McDonalds is only 4 ProPoints so you can still have an ice cream treat but not blow your budget.

Ben and Jerry's Ice cream averages 5 ProPoints per scoop for flavours like Cookie Dough of Baked Alaska so be careful!

Sorbet is a great option for the calorie conscious and is only 1 ProPoint per scoop and 2 ProPoints for brands like Tesco Finest.

Hope this helps to keep you on track. What is your favourite treat to cool down in the summer sun?

16 comments:

  1. Great post! Icecream and lollies are my downfall at the moment with the lovely weather. I am going to be joining weight watchers next week so this is very handy x

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  2. one of my fave ice-cream discoveries this summer has been the delicious 2ppt Skinny Cow mint choc chip icecreams - just WOW! great post! nom nom nom! :o)

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  3. This is a great post. I agree with Tara above that the Skinny Cow ice cream is gorgeous. I think a Magnum is a really indulgent feeling treat, worth the 7 propoints if you do make sure that you just watch yourself the rest of the day, and I think hot weather really does make the prospect of sitting outside with a big fresh, crunchy salad a lot more appealing, so you could essentially have lunch for 0 propoints, and the magnum for 7, which balances pretty well!

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    1. Thanks may do some more seasonal posts, easter eggs and Chistmas treats, bbq foods etc
      I like your way of thinking, you can make a great 0 point salad or 0 point soup for lumch if you over indulge.

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  4. I am a huge fan of ice lollies, I tend to eat them all year round, they trick my body into thinking I'm having something naughty but they're not bad at all and they're refreshing!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  5. Frozen yogurt! The Ben and Jerry's ones honestly taste hardly different to the ice-cream ones.
    What about making your own lollies with sugar-free squash?

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    1. I used to love squash lollies when I was a kid, bet you can pick up the molds in poundland or ASDA.

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  6. Wispa ice cream bars - 3PP!!!

    AMAZING BARGAIN!!!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE!!! <3 xx

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    1. oooh will be trying those, much lover in points than a wispa gold McFlurry which I've been craving recently.

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  7. Thanks for the guide to ice creams! I love ice cream but tend to avoid it because I can't stop at a couple of scoops. Weight Watchers also do their own cornettos at 4pps which aren't too bad for a little treat now and again. I love fabs they're so good

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  8. I'm addicted to the mini twisters, I've been having one every night totally guilt free!

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  9. Brill post! I am really struggling to stick to weight watchers at the moment but these mini twister treats may give me a bit of a boost as I am craving naughty sweet things!!! X

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  10. Skinny Cow ice creams are really good too - and tasty!

    x

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  11. I love freezing grapes or bananas on sticks and eating them like lollies, tesco to a bag of frozen summer berries and I like to eat them with cocktail sticks they are so tasty especially the cherries definately like them better than ice lollies.
    Making smoothies and freezing them is great too and really healthy, I love strawberry, raspberry, banana and natural yoghurt xxx

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  12. im starting weightwatchers monday! great post! eeeek x

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