Each year, when the nights are dark and the air is cold, there is a point when we decide to take on the seasonal challenge of building a gingerbread house. Despite the fact that it inevitably turns out to be a rock-hard structure that is irreparably lopsided (not to mention there is no way you can eat it) we continue the annual tradition. There is something about the scents of ginger and cinnamon wafting around the kitchen that makes the project irresistible.
But yet, there must be a way that gingerbread-fans can actually indulge in the treat. Thankfully, Halo Top Creamery has presented us with a solution. This year, they are helping out a gingerbread-starved populace with their newest seasonal flavor: Gingerbread House.
Less Calories, More Flavor
Known for low-calorie, high-protein pints of ice cream, it's hard to feel guilty when you indulge in a bowl of any of Halo Top's flavors. This season's festive flavor has only 360 calories. Not too bad when you compare it to a 3-ounce gingerbread man cookie which has 340 calories on average and definitely isn't packed with the 20 grams of protein in each pint of Halo Top. Aren't things suddenly looking merry and bright?
Sure, it's a cold treat that wouldn't, on the surface, seem to be ideal for a cold evening. But cozied up under a blanket and next to the fire, you might find yourself in need of something fresh. The high-protein, low-calorie ice cream brand has a variety of new flavors, like Sea Salt Caramel, Pumpkin Spice, Rainbow Swirl, Birthday Cake, Cinnamon Roll, and Oatmeal Cookie, just to name a few.
And let's not forget about the ice cream itself which is flecked with pieces of ginger cookie and lined with a ribbon of frosting. But to keep you from ruining your holidays with a visit to the dentist, Halo Top chose not to add any of the dangerous sweets that generally top the inedible gingerbread houses we construct so you can enjoy the entire pint this holiday season.
Gingerbread House is set to be released at the end of this month in grocery stores where the brand is carried. However, if you absolutely cannot wait, you can buy a pint today at Ice Cream Source.
Although this is exciting news, it may not be as exciting as the company's newest announcement. Halo Top is opening its first brick-and-mortar store on November 15 at the Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park, California.
Get really excited because to celebrate their grand opening, the store will be scooping up free ice cream all day to give you a taste of all their yummy, inventive flavors. Did we mention that they will be offering soft serve?
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