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NO Halo for Halo Top – Avoid!

NO Halo for Halo TopHalo Top Ice cream contains highly processed ingredients.

You are paying a premium price for air, white powders, thickeners and fillers that give you digestive issues and sneak in more calories and carbs than you thought.

Basic Ingredients

Milk, cream, eggs – from factory farmed animals?


A sugar alcohol (may come from GMO corn), if consumed frequently it may cause gas, diarrhea, headaches, stomachache.

Prebiotic fiber – <—NOT what you think it is.  

When you eat a quart of Halo Top you take in 20 grams of processed white powdered fiber that may cause bloating, constipation or diarrhea. 


Prebiotic Fiber – Halo Top won’t be specific but the ingredient is probably the white powder known as IMO – Isomalto-oligosaccharides.

Typically manufacturers list IMO as fiber on the nutrition facts label, when studies have shown that IMO is partially digested and contributes to the carbohydrate content of the food. This means the carbohydrate grams listed are going to be falsely low.  IMO will cause an increase in blood sugar.

MPC – <—Not what you think it is.


Milk Protein Concentrate is a highly processed powder that is often imported from cheap sources overseas.

Read my article on MPC here to find out why you must ALWAYS avoid eating any food with MPC in the ingredient list.


Vegetable Glycerine 

This is another sugar alcohol. It is used as a thickener or sweetener in processed foods. Glycerine or Glycerol is highly processed from vegetable oils (like soybean oil) that are put under a combination of forces from pressure, water and temperature.

Natural Flavors – Unknown source, may act like MSG.

Natural Colors – Unknown source.

Guar Gum, Carob Gum – Thickeners and stabilizers.


Air – Air is whipped into the product so that you think you are getting a quart of regular ice cream. No.

Halo top – a quart weighs 264 grams (9.3 oz) 

Real Ice Cream – a quart weighs 428 grams (15 oz)


Why are you spending $6 a quart on this highly processed junk ice cream?

Just buy Real Ice Cream made with organic ingredients.

Not Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Dreyers or most other store brands that are made with conventional milk (not organic), GMO corn sugar, trans fats (mono- and di-glycerides), soybean oil and carrageenan.

Here is one brand (if you tolerate dairy) that is easy to find in stores

Alden’s Organic Premium Ice Cream. They support family farms, made in USA, no MPC, no IMO, no sugar alcohols, no carrageenan.


Coconut Bliss Ice Cream is a great option.

NON-DAIRY ICE CREAM: Organic Coconut Milk (Organic Coconut, Water, Organic Guar Gum), Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Coconut Cream, Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Vanilla Beans.

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Paleo or Dairy-free Ice Cream options can easily be prepared at home.

Here are three recipes for you to try:


Dairy-free Strawberry Ice Cream Shake


Dairy-free Chocolate Icecream


Dairy-free Mint Chocolate chip Ice Cream