Taste Test: Iskream

The reduced-fat ice cream has recently launched 'interactive' packaging
Jane Bruce


When it comes to reduced-fat iced cream, the offerings are frequently hit-or miss, and never quite hit that spot that only full-fat iced cream can. Iskream, from co-founders Susan Patrick (owner of Walnut Beach Creamery in Connecticut) and Biagio Barone (chef and owner of Biagio's Osteria in Connecticut), is the newest low-fat ice cream to hit the market, and overall they’ve done a really good job hitting all the right notes.

The ice cream is the only one on the market that’s sweetened with stevia extract instead of sugar, and it’s hardly noticeable. It’s available in java chip, cherry chunk, vanilla, chocolate brownie, peanut butter and jelly, Berry Good (blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry), and banana flavors, and each averages around 100 calories and 3 to 5 grams of fat per serving.

The flavor with the highest fat and calorie content, peanut butter and jelly, also happened to be our favorite. But whereas most full-fat ice creams contain upward of 15 grams of fat and several hundred calories per serving, this only had 140 calories and 7 grams of fat. The lightest flavor, Berry Good, is clearly made with a ton of fresh berries and only contains 90 calories and 2.5 grams of fat, and 8 grams of sugar per serving. Not bad! The ice cream is light and airy (as is the case with most reduced-fat ice creams), but overall is hits that spot a lot better than its competitors. 

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