In the interest of getting a feel for portion sizes and serving sizes, I put one serving of ice cream on this Portion Plate. The Portion Plate itself doesn’t have a serving size for ice cream, but it shows a baseball as a one cup size. I have to confess it was a revelation to me how very little ice cream makes up a single serving.
One serving of ice cream is 1/2 cup, 66 grams. This is a photo of 1/2 cup of ice cream on the Portion Plate. When I have scooped ice cream out of a container, I have never stopped at this small of a quantity… half the size of a baseball. Clearly, most people eat a lot of calories when the sit down for ‘some ice cream.’
This single serving of vanilla ice cream has 130 calories, 7 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat, 20 mg of cholesterol, 35 mg of sodium 14 grams of carbohydrate, no fiber and 3 grams of protein.