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Old 02-15-2016, 02:56 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I'm curious because I saw a gallon of Lowe's Ice Cream on sale for $2.75 at Big 8 and was tempted to buy it. But because it was low fat I was concerned about how it might taste.
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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IMO, if choosing between a regular fat and low fat ice cream from the same manufacturer, it's less about a difference in taste than in texture. It's harder. And when you get to fat-free, you may need a jackhammer to get it out of the carton.
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Skimp on calories elsewhere.
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:08 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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They don't taste the same to me. In fact, a lot of regular ice cream seems to skimp on the butterfat, although it isn't as thin tasting as low fat ice cream.

Not that I wouldn't eat low fat ice cream (which is called ice milk) if it were served to me, but I won't buy it.

If you do want to buy ice milk, keep an eye on the sugar content. It's a fairly common trick to up the sugar to compensate for reduced fat.
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Old 02-16-2016, 02:42 AM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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Skimp on calories elsewhere.
Fat is flavor. I'd do without ice cream if low fat was all that was available. It's not like it's a necessity.
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Old 02-16-2016, 04:05 AM
 
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reminds me of an ice cream brand my grandmother would by for my sister growing up- these big tubs of Skinny Dip ice cream....suppose to be much less at but wasn't !!


do some more sit-ups and jump rope for 20 minutes,,,then have the good/real stuff
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:39 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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They don't taste the same to me. In fact, a lot of regular ice cream seems to skimp on the butterfat, although it isn't as thin tasting as low fat ice cream.

Not that I wouldn't eat low fat ice cream (which is called ice milk) if it were served to me, but I won't buy it.

If you do want to buy ice milk, keep an eye on the sugar content. It's a fairly common trick to up the sugar to compensate for reduced fat.
Oh, ok. I've had Ice Milk before, though not since I was a boy long, long ago. I didn't connect low fat Ice Cream with Ice Milk.
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:43 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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reminds me of an ice cream brand my grandmother would by for my sister growing up- these big tubs of Skinny Dip ice cream....suppose to be much less at but wasn't !!


do some more sit-ups and jump rope for 20 minutes,,,then have the good/real stuff
I just figured that since it was on sale, it was a good deal. I'm not concerned with the calories.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:08 AM
 
Location: North Oakland
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The only low-fat ice cream I have ever liked is Edy's/Dreyer's French Silk. I don't know if it was slow churned when I ate it (10+ years ago), but you could tell there was a lot of air in it. Even so, it did not suck.

EDY'S® Ice Cream - Slow Churned
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