Your guide to healthy ice cream labels
Is there a difference between ‘light' ice cream and low-fat ice creams?
It's subtle, but yes. Here's a primer on what the labels mean.
Ice cream: contains at least 10 per cent milk fat.
"Reduced" fat ice cream: contains at least 25 per cent less total fat than the referenced product of either its own brand or leading brand.
"Light" ice cream: contains at least 50 per cent less total fat or 33 per cent fewer calories than the referenced product.
Low-fat: contains a maximum of 3 grams of total fat per serving (1/2 cup)
Non-fat: contains less than 0.5 grams of fat per serving.
-- Source: International Dairy Foods Association