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12 Ice Cream Bars That Can Keep You Out of Trouble

Keep your portions (and SmartPoints) in check with these creamy treats

Few things in life are sweeter than the melody of the ice cream truck on a hot summer day. As the temperature heats up, these treats will bring back your favorite childhood memories without blowing your daily SmartPoints total.

Weight Watchers editors taste-tested 23 ice cream bars from five different brands, rating them on a 1-to-5 scale and commenting on each. We deemed the following 12 to be worthy of our daily budgets.

So, whether you’re craving a decadent dessert or a refreshing flavor to keep cool, one of these delicious, guilt-free ice cream bars is sure to make you feel like a kid again.

Enlightened Frozen Hot Cocoa Bar: 3 SmartPoints

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This bar scored high on our scale. A twist on a winter standby, it delivers rich flavor with a marshmallow swirl and chocolate chips that melt in your mouth. While most testers loved the creaminess, one said the protein-based ingredients create a flavor similar to a protein bar.

Weight Watchers Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bar: 3 SmartPoints

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The dynamic duo of dark chocolate and fresh raspberry surprised testers. They said the refreshing fruity taste cools you off while the dark chocolate satisfies your sweet tooth. One tester described this bar as a party in her mouth.

Enlightened Sea Salt Caramel Bar: 3 SmartPoints

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Ribbons of caramel embedded in sea salt caramel ice cream yield a sweet flavor testers said they don’t want to stop eating—and don’t have to because of the large portion size. “A blanket of heavenly creaminess,” said one tester.

Enlightened Cold Brew Coffee Chip Bar: 3 SmartPoints

Testers loved the reinvigorating flavor of this cold-brew ice cream bar. One tester said she likes the lightness of the coffee flavor that’s sweetened by the chocolate chips.

Enlightened Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Bar: 3 SmartPoints                                                        

This bar was a crowd pleaser, scoring 5s from our testers for its decadent flavor: creamy peanut butter that’s swirled with rich chocolate.

Enlightened Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bar: 3 SmartPoints

Testers liked the lightness of the peanut butter ice cream. “For this PB fiend, it satisfies the creamy nuttiness that draws me to peanut butter products,” was one tester’s assessment.

Weight Watchers Dark Chocolate Mint Bar: 3 SmartPoints

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While this bar did not score highly across the board, it made our list because testers agreed that if mint chip is your jam, this is great. With an icy consistency, this minty pop is a refreshing snack for a hot day in the sun.

Enlightened Mint Chip Swirl Bar: 3 SmartPoints 

For the same number of SmartPoints and a cool mint taste, Enlightened’s Mint Chip bar has a creamier texture than Weight Watchers Dark Chocolate Mint. Testers loved the chocolate ribbon swirl and chocolate chips that balanced the mint flavor.

Weight Watchers Snack Size Divine Triple Chocolate Bar: 4 SmartPoints

This bar earned a place on our list thanks to its decadent, creamy flavor, made possible by a fudge ribbon and milk chocolate coating. Testers said, if you’re a die-hard chocolate lover, this is the ice cream bar for you.

Weight Watchers Chocolate Fudge Bar: 4 SmartPoints

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This fudge bar is the perfect alternative to Healthy Choice’s Fudge Bar, satisfying your fudge craving for fewer SmartPoints. One tester said, “This bar is simple and classic, like a ’65 Mustang.”

Healthy Choice Organic Fudge Bar: 5 SmartPoints

Testers said Healthy Choice’s Organic Fudge Bar is the go-to for fudge bars. Although this version will cost you a few more SmartPoints, its organic ingredients create a light authentic chocolate flavor that testers said is worth saving for.

Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Vanilla Krunch Bar: 5 SmartPoints

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Testers said this vanilla ice cream bar dipped in chocolate-flavored coating is a classic combo. The light vanilla flavor is enriched with a thin chocolate layer covered in crisp rice that testers said gives it a satisfying crunch.