BG-Friendly Treat: Graeter’s Low Glycemic Ice Cream

The irony of asking a person with diabetes to try a new ice creams was not lost on the folks at Ohio-based Graeter’s Ice Cream when they asked if I’d be interested in sampling their new low-glycemic flavors. Although they shipped six pints of ice cream free of charge, all of the opinions that follow are my own and I’m not being compensated for them.

I received the following flavors to try:

  • Mint chocolate chip (2 pints)
  • Chocolate chip (1 pint)
  • Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean (2 pints)
  • Butter Pecan (1 pint)

The summary of my taste test is this, each flavor tasted extremely good and although there’s nothing scientific about my testing, the impact on my blood sugar was minimal.

I love ice cream, especially in the summer time as the weather starts is supposed to get warmer. But I frequently shy away from the sweet, cold goodness that is ice cream because it’s not a smart blood sugar choice. So the Graeter’s low-glycemic ice cream was a welcome treat!

I tried the mint chocolate chip first and noticed right away that it was a smooth, light texture to it and giant chunks of chocolate, no chips to be found! The chocolate chip was the same way. Continue reading