If there’s one thing that hot weather makes us crave, it’s ice cream. And thankfully, Target, the retailer that debuted an affordably priced rosé wine earlier this year, is now giving us their take on another summertime indulgence. The company’s Archer Farms brand recently launched its own line of high-protein, low-calorie ice creams, just in time for National Ice Cream Day on July 15th.
Like competitors Halo Top and Skinny Cow, Archer Farms markets itself as a healthier ice cream option with each 16 oz. carton containing 20 to 22 grams of protein and only 300 to 400 calories.
There are six different mouth-watering flavors to choose from. Options range from classic mashups like Chocolate Peanut Butter, Cookie Dough, and Mint Cookies and Cream to ones that taste like other types of desserts, à la Caramel Maple Bourbon Pie and Chocolate Pecan Pie. Most interesting of all is Mini Donut, which is a reduced-fat cinnamon ice cream swirled with actual doughnut pieces. Yum!
All the Archer Farms ice creams are dairy-based, so, at least for now, there aren’t any options available for vegans.
Priced at $4 per pint, the ice creams are only available in-store at Target. So if the $5 California Roots wines or Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Hearth & Hand with Magnolia collection weren’t enough of a reason to get in your car and shop in person, these ice creams might be.
This isn’t Target’s first foray into ice cream, either. The company also released a Unicorn Magic ice cream (with edible glitter!) from their Market Pantry label earlier this year. It also teamed up with the Museum of Ice Cream to exclusively sell seven of their ice cream flavors, which began on July 8.
Keep in mind that these desserts from Archer Farms are reduced-fat ice creams, so they can’t compare to a pint of 900 calorie Ben & Jerry’s. But if you’re a fan of Halo Top-style ice cream brands, then you might want to give Archer Farms a try, too. Just make sure to let it melt a little bit before you dive in with a spoon!