Denada ice cream
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Product review: Denada ice cream

Denada ice cream is another healthier treat alternative for those following a low carbohydrate or keto diet. Some flavours are also vegan.

Denada ice cream

Denada ice cream comes in colourful 475ml tubs. They contain (mostly) natural ingredients and no added sugars. They are sweetened with xylitol and are low in carbohydrates and sugar and gluten-free. A couple of their flavours are also dairy-free and vegan.

There are currently 8 flavours which you can find in Coles and other smaller supermarkets (such as IGA and Foodworks) and health food shops. Check Denada’s website at the bottom of this page for more information about stockists.

Not sure if this is the company’s name origin but “de nada” in Spanish means “you’re welcome”.

Ingredients

  • Vanilla: Water, cream, coconut cream, xylitol, whey protein concentrate, almond, vanilla extract, guar gum, sea salt, vanilla seeds
  • Peanut Butter: Water, cream, xylitol, natural peanut butter, whey protein concentrate, almond, guar gum, vanilla extract, salt, vanilla seeds
  • Mint Chip: Water, cream, coconut cream, xylitol, whey protein concentrate, chocolate (cocoa mass, maltitol, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, natural vanilla flavour), guar gum, sea salt, natural mint flavour
  • Double Choc: Water, cream, coconut cream, xylitol, cocoa powder, cocoa mass, whey protein concentrate, almond, guar gum, sea salt
  • Caramel Choc Flake: Water, cream, coconut cream, xylitol, caramel ripple (7%) (water, xylitol, tapioca flour, inulin, natural flavours, apple and hibiscus concentrate, salt, guar gum, acidity regulators), choc flake (cocoa solids, erythritol, polydextrose, soy lecithin, natural flavour, stevia), milk solids, inulin, almond, locust bean gum, salt, guar gum, high oleic sunflower oil, almond oil, vanilla extract
  • Raspberry Ribbon: Water, cream, coconut cream, xylitol, raspberry ripple (9%) (raspberry puree, xylitol, water, inulin (6%), tapioca flour, acidity regulators, natural flavours, guar gum, purple carrot concentrate), milk solids, almond, inulin, locust bean gum, salt, guar gum, vanilla extract
  • Salted Caramel: Water, coconut cream, xylitol, almond, coconut oil, inulin, tapioca starch, guar gum, methyl cellulose, locust bean gum, pectin, natural caramel flavour, natural caramel colour, salt
  • Espresso Choc Fudge: Water, coconut cream, xylitol, chocolate ripple (11%) (water, polydextrose, glycerine, inulin, cocoa powder (7%), modified corn starch, xanthan gum, natural flavouring, natural caramel colour, lactic acid, salt, stevia extract), almond, coconut oil, inulin, tapioca starch, coffee (0.5%), guar gum, methyl cellulose, locust bean gum, pectin, natural coffee flavour, salt

Nutrition information

Below is a nutrition information comparison for all flavours. Note that all flavours are low in carbs, sugar and sodium, but also in fibre.

Nutrient Vanilla
Per serve (60g)
Peanut Butter
Per serve (60g)
Mint Chip
Per serve (60g)
Double Choc
Per serve (60g)
Caramel Choc Flake
Per serve (60g)
Raspberry Ribbon
Per serve (60g)
Salted Caramel
Per serve (60g)
Espresso Choc Fudge
Per serve (60g)
Energy (kJ) 502.9 573 534 527.5 531 466 489 469
Energy (kcal) 120 137 127 126 127 111 117 112
Protein (g) 2.9 3.4 2.7 2.2 3.8 3.6 1.3 1.3
Fat, total (g) 8.5 9.5 9.7 9.3 9.1 7.4 8.1 7.4
– Saturated (g) 5.5 4.2 6.5 6.1 5.9 5.0 6.1 5.4
Carbohydrate, total (g) 1.1 1.4 0.7 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.7 2.8
– Sugars (g) 0.8 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.9 1.0 0.8 0.8
Dietary fibre (g) 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.9 1.8 1.3 1.3 3.7
Sodium (mg) 31.0 33.0 30.0 30.0 36.0 32.0 27.0 20.0

Taste test

We tried the Vanilla and Double Choc flavours. We liked both, although the favourites were divided in the household. We thought they did not taste artificial. One thing to keep in mind is that the coconut flavour can be noticeable. As it happens with all “healthy” ice creams, this one also melts quickly.

Denada ice cream

Summary and recommendations

Denada ice cream is a good alternative to regular ice cream for people who want or need to follow a low carbohydrate and/or low sugar diet. As other processed foods, it should not be eaten on a regular basis, but as an occasional treat.

More information

To learn more about Denada ice cream and to find stockists check out target=”_blank”>Denada’s website.

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