YUM Nutrition: Why Frozen Yogurt is better than Ice Cream

Ice cream and frozen yogurt are both frozen treats made from dairy, but there is a significant difference that sets them apart. In order for a frozen treat to be legally labeled as ice cream, it must contain at least 10 percent milkfat. This requirement is usually met through the addition of cream, and premium ice cream can contain as much as 16 percent milkfat. Frozen yogurt is not made with cream and does not have a fat requirement. Instead it is made with
cultured milk such as yogurt.

Since the difference in the ingredients of ice cream and frozen yogurt is cream, the main nutritional difference is the fat content. One cup of regular vanilla ice cream contains 275 calories, 5 grams of protein, 31 grams of carbohydrates,
15 grams of fat and 9 grams of saturated fat. An average cup of frozen yogurt contains 221 calories, 5 grams of protein, 38 grams of carbohydrates,
6 grams of fat and 4 grams of saturated fat.