I don't remember where I originally saw this stuff but I'm guessing it was social media. I made a mental note to look for it when I was at the grocery store. A dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, fat-free pint of ice cream seemed "free" of everything that makes ice cream delicious. Obviously, I couldn't wrap my head around how this could possibly taste, so I decided I needed to try it for myself.
Fast forward a couple months when I was browsing Plum Market for Julian Bakery items in the freezer section and boom! - there it was, on sale nevertheless!
I'm a huge fan of cake batter anything, so it was an obvious flavor choice.
See those nutritional facts? 25 calories per serving, making this whole pint 100 calories.
I opened it up and and immediately noticed the icy texture.
I didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by the cake batter flavor. The richness and creaminess of ice cream was missing (this stuff isn't magic), but I still really liked it. I think that with a drizzle of almond butter or some mini chocolate chips (goodbye 25 calorie serving), this would be nice way to crush a sweet tooth.
I also tried the cookie dough flavor, which had zero cookie dough chunks. It was still pretty tasty, but you have to manage expectations - this isn't ice cream.
Wink is made with a mix of pea protein and organic flavors, but the whole list of ingredients is on their website if you are curious.
I whip up some pretty delicious protein ice cream with my Vitamix, so this isn't something I would buy on the regular, but I appreciate the ingenuity of the product. I love trying new brands and products that are pushing the envelope on specialty diets and this is certainly one of them.
Favorite ice cream flavor? Cake batter, coconut almond chip, and cookie dough
Have you tried Wink or Artic Zero? What did you think?