CNN -- Considering healthier alternatives for your ice cream fix in order to save calories? Well it might not be worth it in the long run to give up your rich, creamy, dairy version.
Nondairy frozen desserts feature good-for-you sounding alternatives like soy milk, almond milk or coconut milk. Many offer lower calories per serving than their dairy counterpart, and could have less saturated fat, which raises LDL, or "bad cholesterol."
However, not all dairy-free alternatives are the same.
Some brands have just as many calories and saturated fats, especially those made with coconut milk.
The amount of sugar in these non-traditional versions vary as well. Some pack up to half of the recommended daily limit.
There are also two things missing from non-dairy ice cream: calcium and protein that come from milk.
Let's be honest, we aren't eating ice cream for its nutritional value anyway!