Beer vs. Vanilla Ice Cream

Nutrition comparison of Beer and Vanilla Ice Cream


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of beer versus vanilla ice cream (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in beer and vanilla ice cream:

  • Beer has 5.6 times less carbohydrates than vanilla ice cream.
  • Vanilla ice cream has more thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12, however, beer contains more niacin.
  • Vanilla ice cream has signficantly more potassium than beer.
  • Vanilla ice cream is a great source of Vitamin A.
  • Vanilla ice cream is an excellent source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of beer and vanilla ice cream is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Beer (Alcoholic beverage, beer, regular, all) and Vanilla Ice Cream (Ice creams, vanilla) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Vanilla ice cream is high in calories and beer has 79% less calories than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 207 calories per 100 grams and beer has 43 calories.

Beer Vanilla Ice Cream
Protein 3% 7%
Carbohydrates 33% 45%
Fat ~ 48%
Alcohol 64% ~

carbohydrates

Beer has 5.6 times less carbohydrates than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 23.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and beer has 3.6g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Vanilla ice cream has more dietary fiber than beer - vanilla ice cream has 0.7g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and beer does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Vanilla ice cream is high in sugar and beer has less sugar than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 21.2g of sugar per 100 grams and beer does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

protein

Vanilla ice cream has 661% more protein than beer - vanilla ice cream has 3.5g of protein per 100 grams and beer has 0.46g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Vanilla ice cream is high in saturated fat and beer has less saturated fat than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 6.8g of saturated fat per 100 grams and beer does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Beer has less cholesterol than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 44mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and beer does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Vanilla ice cream and beer contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - vanilla ice cream has 0.6mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and beer does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Vanilla ice cream is a great source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than beer - vanilla ice cream has 118ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and beer does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin D

Vanilla ice cream has more Vitamin D than beer - vanilla ice cream has 8iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and beer does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Vanilla ice cream and beer contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - vanilla ice cream has 0.3mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and beer does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Vanilla ice cream and beer contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - vanilla ice cream has 0.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and beer does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Vanilla ice cream has more thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12, however, beer contains more niacin. Both beer and vanilla ice cream contain significant amounts of Vitamin B6 and folate.

Beer Vanilla Ice Cream
Thiamin 0.005 MG 0.041 MG
Riboflavin 0.025 MG 0.24 MG
Niacin 0.513 MG 0.116 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.041 MG 0.581 MG
Vitamin B6 0.046 MG 0.048 MG
Folate 6 UG 5 UG
Vitamin B12 0.02 UG 0.39 UG

Minerals

calcium

Vanilla ice cream is an excellent source of calcium and it has 31 times more calcium than beer - vanilla ice cream has 128mg of calcium per 100 grams and beer has 4mg of calcium.

iron

Vanilla ice cream and beer contain similar amounts of iron - vanilla ice cream has 0.09mg of iron per 100 grams and beer has 0.02mg of iron.

potassium

Vanilla ice cream has signficantly more potassium than beer - vanilla ice cream has 199mg of potassium per 100 grams and beer has 27mg of potassium.




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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Beer (Alcoholic beverage, beer, regular, all) and Vanilla Ice Cream (Ice creams, vanilla) .

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