If you have a sweet tooth, you know how difficult it is to walk past the freezer aisle at the grocery store and resist the urge to add one of the frozen desserts to your cart. As long as you indulge yourself in moderation, there’s nothing wrong with having a little dessert every now and then. But there are some frozen desserts that are just problems, and you’ll want to avoid adding those frozen treats to your cart.
Between the shockingly high amount of calories and the overload of sugar, these are the frozen desserts you’ll want to leave in store. Trust us, you are much better off without them! Here are some of the biggest offenders you’ll want to avoid the next time you hit the supermarket. And while you’re at it, why not have a go at making something yourself, using one of our 100 easiest recipes to make?
Per portion: 510 calories, 25 g fat (6 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 200 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate (2 g fiber, 29 g sugar), 4 g protein
Pecan pie is a Southern classic, but Marie Callender’s frozen version of the decadent dessert has over 500 calories per slice. Since you would probably eat a slice after dinner, you will end up consuming a lot of calories all at once, and it is very easy to eat more than the recommended serving size.
Per portion: 250 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 130 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate (1 g fiber, 23 g sugar), 2 g protein
You’ve probably seen the classic Pepperidge Farm cakes in the freezer section and while they might taste so delicious and sweet, it’s good because of all the sugar. The coconut variety is made up of three layers of cake topped with a creamy frosting and each slice serves 23 grams of sugar and 250 calories. Big beugs.
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Per portion: 430 calories, 24 g fat (12 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 130 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate (1 g fiber, 35 g sugar), 3 g protein
OK, so it’s no secret that ice cream is by no means a healthy food. But Ben & Jerry’s has a range of dairy-free frozen desserts, serving certified vegan treats. If you thought this dairy-free option would be better for you, we’re here to burst that bubble.
This seven-layered coconut flavor is high in fat and sugar with 35 grams of sweetness per serving. If you eat the whole pint (which we’ve all done before!) You get 104 grams of sugar. Keep in mind that the American Heart Association recommends that men consume no more than 9 teaspoons or 36 grams of added sugar per day, and women should not consume more than 6 teaspoons or 25 grams per day. day.
Per portion: 330 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 190 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate (2 g fiber, 21 g sugar), 4 g protein
A pound cake sounds harmless, but this triple chocolate version of Sara Lee you’ll find in the freezer aisle is just bad news. One slice contains over 300 calories and 21 grams of sugar. Especially in such a small cake, it is almost impossible to stick to the actual serving size.
Per portion: 350 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 120 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrates (2 g fiber, 34 g sugar), 7 g protein
Talenti is known for its many flavors of ice cream, but the layered collection is one you’d better avoid. Here, you get layers of decadent peanut butter gelato, peanut butter cups, hot fudge sauce, vanilla gelato, and chunks of peanut butter cookies. That’s a lot of sugar in one serving!
Per portion: 160 calories, 2.5 g of fat (1.5 g of saturated fat, 0 g of trans fat), 30 mg of sodium, 33 g of carbohydrates (0 g of fiber, 25 g of sugar), 1 g of protein
This Friendly’s dessert roll is quite interesting because it looks like real watermelon slices. But each slice is made with watermelon and lemon sorbet and rich “seeds” of chocolate chips. While it’s relatively low in calories, fat, and saturated fat compared to other frozen desserts on this list, 25 grams of sugar for a single bite is high. You’d be much better off eating real, juicy, naturally sweet watermelon slices. Plus, it can help lower your blood pressure, which this “wattamelon roll” wouldn’t do.
Per portion: 380 calories, 21 g fat (13 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 310 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate (1 g fiber, 30 g sugar), 4 g protein
Edwards Turtle Cream Pie is made with a creamy caramel filling infused with rich caramel, topped with chocolate, pecans and whipped cream rosettes on a crumb of chocolate cookie crumbs. Yes, there’s a lot going on in this frozen pie that serves up 30 grams of sugar per slice. Just walk past this one while you shop.
By 2 bars: 410 calories, 22 g of fat (17 g of saturated fat, 0 g of trans fat), 160 mg of sodium, 50 g of carbohydrates (2 g of fiber, 34 g of sugar), 4 g of protein
These rabbit snacks from the one and only Blue Bunny are small, so they seem like a harmless treat. The Triple Chocolate Blast is a serious chocolate overload. It consists of a chocolate chip cookie that is filled with a chocolate frozen dairy dessert, a brownie fudge sauce and pieces of chocolate cookies covered with a chocolate flavored coating drizzled with chocolate ribbon. .
So. A lot. Chocolate.
Each pack of two cookies not only costs you over 400 calories, but has more sugar than if you ate a bar and a half of Hershey’s chocolate.
Per portion: 490 calories, 33 g fat (15 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 250 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate (1 g fiber, 33 g sugar), 5 g protein
It’s no surprise that all of The Cheesecake Factory’s desserts should be avoided, as any restaurant meal is known to be overdone. The beloved chain has an “at home” collection that you can find in the freezer aisles, but these versions aren’t better for you. This red velvet cheesecake is proof of that! Each slice contains almost 500 calories and 33 grams of fat and sugar. Skip it, with one of the most unhealthy guilty pleasure foods on the planet.
Per portion: 380 calories, 12 g of fat (7 g of saturated fat, 0 g of trans fat), 320 mg of sodium, 63 g of carbohydrates (1 g of fiber, 51 g of sugar), 5 g of protein
Sara Lee strikes again, this time with a lemon meringue cream pie. Each slice of this frozen dessert contains 51 grams of sugar, which is more than what you would get if you ate five original Krispy Kreme frozen donuts. Past!
Per 2/3 cup serving: 460 calories, 28 g fat (15 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 220 mg sodium, 45 g total carbohydrate (0 g fiber, 35 g sugar), 10 g protein
We get it, there is nothing more tempting than a pint of ice cream when you walk down the freezer aisle. But if there’s one you should never reach, it’s Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby. This is one of the highest calorie pints of ice cream you’ll find!
Per portion: 530 calories, 34 g fat (19 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 350 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate (0 g fiber, 36 g sugar), 5 g protein
A birthday cake that you don’t really have to bake? It sounds too good to be true! Well, this Marie Callender Confetti Birthday Cake Cream Pie is anything but good news because it’s high in calories, fat and, yes, sugar. In fact, a single slice has as much sugar as three and a half Dunkin ‘Old Fashioned Donuts.
By bar: 260 calories, 17 g fat (12 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 40 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate (1 g fiber, 23 g sugar), 2 g protein
This ice cream bar is a chocolate lover’s dream. You see, the chocolate ice cream is dipped in a chocolate fudge sauce and again covered with a cocoa milk chocolate shell. It sounds like overload, and it is! Keep in mind that Magnum sells mini bars, so you’d be much better off choosing to indulge in one of them.
If you’re really looking to cut down on your sweet tooth, try these No Sugar Added Recipes you can’t wait to eat!