New Freezer Find: A Creamy & Nutritious Treat!

Hungry Girl first hyped me to Arctic Zero. “You’re telling this guilt-free frozen treat fiend that she can have a protein-packed pint for about 150 calories? Sign me up!” I thought. But little did I know that Arctic Zero would prove to be as illusive as finding the real arctic in Iowa. ;)

After seeing a mention on another blog recently about Arctic Zero, I decided to plug in my new haunt in the location finder on the AZ site (we’re now on a first name/initial basis)—and lo and behold, my area Whole Foods, among other stores, carry the pints!

So what’s the “scoop” behind AZ? The company bills its products as a “frozen protein shake that satisfies your ice cream craving.” The ingredient list is quite short, including whey protein concentrate and natural sugars like monk fruit concentrate. In addition to the 150 calories, one pint packs 16 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber and no fat.

I picked up a pint of the Chocolate Peanut Butter and Vanilla Maple flavor to give this new (to me) frozen dessert a try! AZ also comes in Mint Chocolate Cookie, Cookies and Cream, Strawberry Banana, Coffee and Pumpkin Spice.

Tip: Take it out of the freezer for about five minutes before eating to thaw. It’s a bit hard to wedge that spoon in there! But totally worth the wait…

The silky texture was not at all what I was expecting. Certain lower calorie frozen products can be grainy or icy. But AZ was smooth and tasted delicious too! The slight hint of maple was a neat addition to traditional vanilla, and I couldn’t taste even a hint of the protein. Next up? Chocolate Peanut Butter, anxiously awaiting a spoon in the freezer.

Arctic Zero is officially Healthful Bites approved! (Note: They did not pay me to write this or give me free pints, but if you’re reading, AZ team, I’d love to do a giveaway with you to spread the joy to my readers who may be left out in the grocery store cold :) )

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet or gelato?

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