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How Many Calories are in an Ice Cream?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
How Many Calories are in an Ice Cream?

Ice cream is a dessert that is a frozen sweet mass that is obtained from milk and dairy products, supplemented with various flavors. The first ice cream appeared in China about 5,000 years ago and was made of snow and ice, mixed with lemon and orange slices, and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds.

Calories in a bowl of ice cream

Vanilla ice cream

100 g contains:

Per Serving % Daily Value *

Calories 137

Calories from fat 63

Total fat 7g 11%

Saturated fat 4.5g 23%

Polyunsaturated fat 0.3g

Monounsaturated fat 2g

Cholesterol 29 mg 10%

Sodium 53 mg 2%

Potassium 131 mg 4%

Carbohydrates 16g 5%

Dietary fiber 0.5g 2%

Sugar 14g

Protein 2.3 g

Vitamin A 5% · Vitamin C 0%

Calcium 8% Iron 0%

* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Ice cream is delicious, but it is a high-calorie food. Most nutritionists would describe ice cream calories as "empty calories." Empty calorie foods are those that provide energy primarily in the form of added sugar and unhealthy solid fats such as saturated fat or trans fat. Nutritionists recommend limiting your intake of junk food.

Does this mean you can't eat ice cream at all?

Of course not. But you should enjoy the delicious dessert in moderation and keep in mind the fat and calories in ice cream when you indulge in it.

Keep portion sizes in check. The calories in a bowl of ice cream can be very different than what is listed on the label. A serving size of ice cream is about 1/2 cup or 100 grams. Most of us accumulate more than that in our bowl.

See also how to make your own:

- homemade keto ice cream;

- delicious chocolate ice cream;

- or fruit sorbet;



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