50 Cal Ice Cream? The ‘Halo Top’ of the UK Is Here…

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We know what you’re thinking. Ice cream is meant to be rich, thick and stuffed full of cookie dough or chocolate chips. A low calorie ice cream? We’d be better off just having a scoop of the real stuff…

In the famous words of Kanye; “Imma let you finish, but” – this ain’t no sorbet or frozen yoghurt, this is creamy, indulgent and yep, seems way too good to be true.

Finally something to replace our fortnightly Ben & Jerry’s binges and Halo Top cravings…


Oppo Ice Cream

You’ve heard of Halo Top and Arctic Zero, and have wistfully wondered why these have yet to jump across the pond. Well, now you don’t have to! Oppo, (we’d never heard of it either), is the UK equivalent of the instagram famous ice creameries and offers four delectable flavours.

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Which is your go-to flavour? Personally I’m a Salted Caramel kinda gal but there’s also a Madagascan Vanilla, Mint Choc Swirl and Colombian Chocolate with Hazelnut. What’s interesting about these as well is that each comes in below 60 calories per scoop, much like their US equivalent Halo Top.

Which means, depending on your chosen flavour, you could smash the entire 500ml tub (because let’s face it, what kinda square only eats a quarter of a tub), and still only be looking at around 500 calories!

Let’s compare that to our holy grail frozen dessert, B&J’s Phish Food.

One 500ml tub contains: 1,150 calories and a huge 55g of fat

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Mint Choc Chip

Secret Ingredients


The difference between other american brands and Oppo:

Each tub contains a special ingredient, a fortifying health addition that makes this ice cream a step above the rest.

What is lucuma?

Hailing from Peru and known as ‘gold of the incas’, lucuma is a melon shaped fruit, with golden flesh and a big single stone. It has an incredible maple and caramel taste and is super nutritious, containing beta carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium, and protein. We use lucuma to provide the flavour in our Salted Caramel ice cream.

What is baobab?
These are the fruits from the baobab tree, known as the ancient ‘tree of life’. Similar in looks to a fresh coconut, the pulp tastes somewhere between caramelised pear and grapefruit, is 50% fibre and is an incredibly rich source of Vitamin C, potassium and anti-oxidants. We use wild-harvested Senegalise baobab to provide the creaminess and texture to our Madagascan Vanilla ice cream.

What is spirulina?
A deep green plant from the South-China Sea, spirulina is 65% protein and a rich source of numerous nutrients including vitamin B, iron and manganese. Often used as a dietary supplement, you may be using spirulina in your smoothies already! We use spirulina to provide the deep green natural colouring of our Mint Choc Swirl ice cream, unlike most ice creams which use Copper Chlorophyll. 

Quinoa & Buckwheat Waffles With Salted Caramel Ice Cream


Recipe courtesy of Oppo Kate Borrill:

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Ingredients:

  • 60g quinoa flour
  • 120g buckwheat flour
  • 125ml almond milk
  • 1tbs maple syrup
  • 1/2tsp of baking powder
  • 2 scoops Oppo Salted Caramel
  • Dragon fruit
  • Coconut
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Maple syrup

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Method:

  1. Add the quinoa flour, buckwheat flour and baking powder into a bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Stir in the almond milk and maple syrup and set aside the batter to rest for around 8-10 minutes (this will improve the elasticity of the batter).
  3. To cook the waffles start by greasing your waffle machine lightly, then use it according to its own directions.
  4. Once your waffles are golden brown it’s time to dress them up. Top them with Salted Caramel ice cream, coconut, raspberries or blueberries, a little dragon fruit and finally drizzle with some more maple syrup. Enjoy!

Get Oppo at Waitrose, Holland and Barratt and the Co-op.

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