CHECK THE LABEL
Stick lollies are best if you’re weight watching – they enforce portion control. More than 5g per 100g is a lot of saturated fat; more than 22g sugar per 100g is a lot. Bear in mind that in dairy ices, a proportion of the sugar will be milk sugar (lactose), which doesn’t count as the harmful type. Vegan ice creams might seem lower in sugar, but all of it will be the unhealthy free type. Watch out for coconut – it’s high in saturated fat and calories.