The 2020 Summer Treats Index

With lockdown easing and the sun shining, it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather, often accompanied by a refreshing ice cream or ice lolly.

But which of our favourite summer treats should you be avoiding if you’re trying to watch your weight? After all, lots of our favoured iced treats contain shocking levels of sugar, fat and calories, but which are the worst offenders?

The Ice Creams & Lollies with the Most & Least Calories

The Ice Creams & Lollies with the Least Calories

Looking at calories, the sweet treat with the most was Lotus Biscoff Ice Cream Sticks, which admittedly sound delicious, but with 312 calories in a 90ml serving, might be one to avoid if you’re on a diet.

Other ice cream-based snacks such as Nestlé’s Maxibon ice cream sandwich were also packed with calories, while fruity ice lollies proved to have far less.

The Ice Creams & Lollies with Most Fat

The Ice Creams & Lollies with Least Fat

While ice creams such as Biscoff Ice Cream Sticks and the various varieties of Häagen-Dazs and Magnum have as much as 21g of fat content in one serving, there are also plenty of healthier options which don’t contain any fat at all, including Robinson’s Fruit Shoot and Rowntree’s Fruit Pastille lollies.

The Ice Creams & Lollies with the Most Sugar

The Ice Creams & Lollies with the Least Sugar

Perhaps the most concerning thing about our favourite summer treats is the level of sugar they contain, with the worst offender being Magnum’s Salted Caramel ice cream, which contains 27g of sugar, equivalent to no less than seven teaspoons.

The Ice Cream Table

The Ice Lolly Table

Why not burn off all those ice cream calories by going for a summer walk with your children, they can take their Dolls Pram or Dolls Pushchair with them!


We looked at all ice lollies, ice creams on sticks and ice cream cones sold online by Tesco as of 28/07/2020.

All nutritional info was also sourced from Tesco.