Guilt-Free Snacking 101

It’s swimsuit season! That means bikini-lovers everywhere are resolving not to touch anything sweet, satisfying, fattening, caloric or carb-filled (whatever your new diet may be) so we can fit into the teenie weenie polka-dot bikinis that have been shrouded in our closets all winter. But even though summer is upon us, you don’t have to pick between having awesome chiseled swimsuit abs and a delicious bowl of ice cream!

Sub Zero Ice Cream allows customers to create their own treats from the base up, allowing them to control not only fat and sugar content but their figures as well. It’s easy to stay healthy at Sub Zero!


1. Replace premium or custard cream with low-fat or yogurt to reduce calories and fat content without losing taste.

2. If you want to be uber healthy of if you’re just not a lactose fan, try soy or rice milk instead. Since soy and rice milk don’t have as much fat, the texture isn’t quite as creamy as the other lactose-based products, but if you add Cake Batter flavoring, it tends to thicken up the soy or rice milk so it is just as creamy as regular ice cream!

3. Most of Sub Zero’s flavors have a very low calorie count (fudge, chocolate, peanut butter and marshmallow cream excluded), so since you can have unlimited flavors at no additional cost, use this low-calorie solution to beef up the flavor of your ice cream instead of adding a bunch of extra mix-ins! We suggest mixing a berry flavor with cheesecake or trying our lemon or lime flavor with citric acid tang.

4. There are healthy mix-in options at Sub Zero! Stick with berries, nuts, or heart-healthy dark chocolate flakes for a swimsuit-friendly treat!

5. Try one of Sub Zero’s smoothies! They have less than 300 calories each and come in several delicious flavors like Strawberry, Watermelon, Peach, Raspberry and Pina Colada and more. Plus you can mix up to three flavors so you can have a Strawberry Banana or Raspberry Peach Colada smoothie!


Sub Zero Recipe Idea: Swimsuit Sundae
Base: Lowfat or Yogurt
Flavor: Cherry and Amaretto
Mix-ins (1st one is free!): Cherries and Dark Chocolate Flakes
Just add Liquid Nitrogen and you’re good to go!


  1. Kendall on May 31, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    For those of us who are vegan, the soy or rice milk options are a very welcome alternative to the standard dairy offerings that you normally find in an ice cream shop. Thanks for having them!

  2. Stephanie on June 1, 2011 at 2:41 am

    I just discovered a location down the street from me and am counting the minutes until I get there!

  3. Brooke on June 1, 2011 at 3:13 am

    I love that there are options to change the amount of fat in the ice cream!!!

  4. Kayla on June 2, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I have heard so much about SubZero, but I have never ever been. I am planning to go soon and can’t wait!

  5. Emery Layton on November 30, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Hi, Can you guys please add a Stevia in the raw option??? do you have agave nectar? And are all the flavorings ALL NATURAL? How are the flavorings made?? I hope nothing has hydrogenated oil in it. Please answer all these questions because I am even healthier than the healthiest! I do not eat processed food, or stuff with artificial ingredients, or foods with more than 5 ingredients in it, because foods with more than 5 ingredients cause free radicals and cancer. Thanks 🙂

    • admin on December 17, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Thank you for inquiring with us about flavors. I will try to answer your questions to the best of my ability. We don’t currently offer a Stevia raw option, but we have Agave available in every store. All of our flavors are all natural with no hydrogenated oil to the best of my knowledge. Almost all of our flavors are made by a flavors company named Virginia-Dare, located in New York. If you have further questions, I would suggest calling them or looking up their website. However, many of our flavors have artificial coloring. We are so glad to see someone so health conscious, because we too think it is important. Let us know if we can answer any other questions. Thanks.

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