Light Vanilla Ice Cream

June 19, 2014 in What's New

As a noun, “light” is the phenomenon of invisible waves making things visible... Amazing. In verb-form, we “light” a fire to bring physical and aesthetic warmth to body and soul... Cozy. As an adjective, “light” means less of the good stuff—at least when food is concerned... Blech.

Acknowledging this adjectival atrocity, Trader Joe’s is doing our part to shed some light on the dim, dietary plight of “light” foods by introducing our new Light Vanilla Ice Cream.

Incredibly, this Ice Cream has 80% less fat than our wildly popular Super Premium French Vanilla Ice Cream (that’s just 3 grams of fat per serving to Super Premium’s 16 grams). It also has 55% fewer calories (110 calories per serving compared to Super Premium’s 260 calories). But, don’t we all know that the math is irrelevant if taste is lacking. Fortunately, our Light Vanilla Ice Cream is long on cool, creamy vanilla flavor—despite being so short on “the good stuff.”

You will notice a difference in the consistency. The fluffy texture conveys a more delicate mouthfeel. And, with less fat, it melts a little more quickly on the tongue. Still, this Vanilla maintains a sweet and satisfying, creamy character akin to its “heavier” cousin. Make TJ's Mini Pie Medley à la mode. Top a couple scoops with fresh sliced Peaches or Nectarines. Enjoy it like regular ice cream... just more liberally!

$3.49 will get you a quart carton. One spoonful will let you know beyond the shadow of a doubt that Trader Joe’s does not take Ice Cream “lightly” (adverb)... except, in the precise way previously mentioned.

NOTE: Since posting, the details of this item may have changed due to fluctuating market prices, federal regulations, currency rates, drought, pestilence, bandits, rush hour traffic, filibusters, clowns, zombie apocalypse, punctilious product developers... Contact our Crew for current price and availability.


Milk, Cream, Cane Sugar, Tapioca Maltodextrin, Organic Vanilla Extract, Guar Gum, Carob Bean Gum. CONTAINS MILK.

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Tags: Frozen, Light, Dessert