A coworker discovered this product over the weekend. It seemed too good to be true. A creamy ice cream like dessert that only has 150 calories per pint? Yeah right! We set out to our nearest Plum Market to purchase some samples of Arctic Zero frozen treats. We picked up Vanilla Maple, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Cookies and Cream, Strawberry, and Coffee flavors.
The Vanilla Maple, Strawberry and Coffee had the most ice cream like texture. They were creamy and smooth and melted in my mouth just like ice cream should. The coffee had the best flavor profile and closest likeness to ice cream. The Cookies and Cream was a solid dark gray color and did not look extremely appetizing. The flavor left much to be desired as well. I hardly tasted cookies or cream. The Chocolate Peanut Butter had a strong “fake chocolate” taste and I didn’t go back for more.
The main ingredients in all of these products are purified water, whey protein concentrate, organic cane sugar, monk fruit, natural flavors and stabilizers. It makes sense why there aren’t many calories, because there aren’t many ingredients with richness.
I personally would rather have 2 tablespoons of really rich, real ice cream than 2 pints of low flavor, not-so-rich frozen treat. So overall, I’m not sure if I recommend this product for taste purposes. I think too much enjoyment is lost with the calories. But, if you are looking for a sweet treat that you can eat a large volume of, this may be your dessert. I prefer the Vanilla, Strawberry and Coffee flavors.