McDonald's Menu: Which Sundae is Healthier: Hot Fudge, Caramel, or Strawberry?

None of them are healthy, but they’re not as bad for you as you may think

McDonald's hot fudge sundae contains 9 grams of fat and 330 calories. 

McDonald’s sells a wide variety of desserts, some healthier for you than others (or should we say, some not quite as unhealthy as others?). Their hot fudge is definitely a cult favorite, milkshakes date back to the earliest McDonald’s menus, and those apple pies are the stuff of legend. Some desserts you should probably stay away from — a 12-ounce M&M McFlurry contains 650 calories and 23 grams of fat – but some desserts, including their fan-favorite sundaes, are reasonable in moderation. But which sundae is healthier: hot fudge, caramel, or strawberry? It might not be the one you expect. Here’s the nutrition info on all three.

Strawberry Sundae
Calories: 280
Fat: 6 grams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Sugar: 45 milligrams

Hot Fudge Sundae
Fat: 9 grams
Saturated Fat: 7 grams
Sugar: 48 milligrams


Hot Caramel Sundae
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 5 grams
Sugar: 43 milligrams