On hot summer days, the scorching heat takes over and kills our appetite. On such a day, you may want to indulge in a tub of ice cream, shaved ice desserts, ice pops, and other summer-friendly treats. Unfortunately, most good-tasting ice creams cost a fortune as they are imported and loaded with calories.
Ideally, to get past scorching hot days in summer, one would want summer treats that are affordable, locally available, and guilt-free, too, so you can grab them any time you like without worrying about a thing in the world.
We have listed down below 5 guilt-free ice creams you can enjoy this summer in Karachi:
1 – Fitscoop
Fitscoop is a locally produced ice cream made out of skimmed milk and whey protein, making it an ideal choice for weight watchers. One tub of fit scoop ice cream is equal to 260 – 290 kcal, which means you can enjoy one scoop every day while you’re on a calorie deficit or even replace it with a meal. The flavors available right now are chocolate, vanilla bean, and strawberry. You can only place an order through their Instagram page or on their website.
2 – Lush Crush
Lush crush has been available for the past 3 years now in the city. You can grab their seasonal popsicles, milk-based ice cream, and even keto-friendly popsicles on the go. Usually, they have a board that indicates kcal in each popsicle, making it easier for you to choose. They are located in Block 4 Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Bukhari Commercial Area DHA Phase 6, Tipu Sultan Rd. Sunset Blvd Rd, Phase 2 Ext DHA. Lush Crush is also available in Lahore now.
3 – Bingsu
Korean Bingsu or shaved ice dessert is a very summer-friendly option. However, it is not completely guilt-free. Bingsu, located at Khayaban-e-Nishat, Phase 6, DHA, offers a plethora of options. However, I find the ‘Very Berry’ the healthiest of all. You can also ask for seasonal fruits such as Mango, which is popular this time of the year. The shaved ice already contains condensed milk, which is enough sugar for one serving. The tip is to ditch the syrup and fresh cream.
4 – Jet Spot
Walls jet spot popsicle is the cheapest option on the list. It is available since my childhood and continues to be a crowd favorite up to this day. One stick is 190 Kcal making it super guilt-free. You can indulge in one or two sticks every week all summer without worrying about gaining any weight.
5 – Home Made Sorbet
You can prepare dairy-free and sugar-free sorbet at home easily. It is so easy to make; honestly, it is ridiculous. Just pick a seasonal fruit. Wash it, freeze it, puree it. You can puree it easily in a food processor and freeze it and serve it with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.
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