Let’s not kid ourselves—every season is ice cream season. But as the temperatures rise and the sun shines bright, the craving for this sweet frozen treat is in full-force. There’s no way we’re going to deny ourselves a regular vegan scoop or two. And if you’re in the market for low-calorie options (no shade to the delicious, high calorie stuff), there is plenty out there for you. 

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What is low-calorie vegan ice cream?

Once only available in dairy options, the low-calorie ice cream trend has captured the vegan market, allowing everyone to have their cake (er … ice cream) and eat it, too. Quite simply, this is just regular vegan ice cream, but it’s low in calories—all of the options below are 660 calories or less per pint. Get ready to stock up. 

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5 low-calorie vegan ice cream pints to try right now

These dairy-free ice cream pints are low in calories without sacrificing flavor. 

Cado Chocolate Ice CreamCado

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These low-calorie pints owe their creaminess to avocados. Made without corn syrup or artificial sweeteners, Cado’s delectable pints range from 220 to 230 calories per serving. The line, which is entirely dairy-free, includes 10 gotta-have-it flavors such as Java Chip, Simply Lemon, and Chocolate Mud Pie. 
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Holi Scoops Ice Cream PintsHoli Scoops

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This better-for-you ice cream brand swaps sugar for date syrup to create silky, frozen desserts that will still satisfy your sweet tooth. Calories range from 430 to 480 per pint. On the lower end of the spectrum is Conscious Coffee while Double Chocolate Chipper and Vanilla Being are on the higher end. And right in the middle, at 460 calories per pint, is Peanut Butter Bliss. Whatever flavor you choose, you can’t go wrong. Plus, each pint is infused with adaptogens—think lion’s mane, reishi, and maca—to help balance hormones and reduce stress. 
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Coming in as the lightest of the bunch, one pint of non-dairy Arctic Zero contains fewer calories than a single serving of premium full-fat vegan ice cream. Of the 10 non-dairy flavors, the ones with a chocolate base are our favorite. Get a taste of the Chocolate Peanut Butter and Purely Chocolate first, then venture on to the other flavors—if you can resist your new chocolatey favorite.
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Frönen prides itself on only using ingredients that you can actually recognize, and very few of them, too. Its vegan option, Salted Caramel Swirl, is made from just five ingredients: coconut cream, coconut sugar, water, coconut oil, and Himalayan salt. One serving contains only 210 calories with a total of 630 calories per pint. Note that while Frönen’s other options are dairy-free, they are sweetened with honey, so they are not vegan.
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Wildgood Mango Ice CreamWildgood

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Extra virgin olive oil, not cow’s milk, is the base for these luscious, low-calorie pints. Wildgood makes six delicious ice cream pints that pack 600 calories or less. These flavors include Mint Chocolate Chip, Triple Berry, Vanilla Bean, Mango, Coffee, and Chocolate. Chop up your favorite fruit and nuts and sprinkle over a few scoops for a tasty sundae. 
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