Vanilla Ice Cream vs. Chocolate Ice Cream

Nutrition comparison of Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Ice Cream


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

We compared the nutritional contents of vanilla ice cream versus chocolate ice cream (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Both vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream are high in calories - vanilla ice cream has 207kcal of calories per 100 grams and chocolate ice cream has 216kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Chocolate ice cream has more dietary fiber than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 0.7g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and chocolate ice cream has 1.2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Both vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream are high in sugar - vanilla ice cream has 21.2g of sugar per 100 grams and chocolate ice cream has 25.4g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream contain similar amounts of protein - vanilla ice cream has 3.5g of protein per 100 grams and chocolate ice cream has 3.8g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream are high in saturated fat - vanilla ice cream has 6.8g of saturated fat per 100 grams and chocolate ice cream has 6.8g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - vanilla ice cream has 0.6mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and chocolate ice cream has 0.7mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Both vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream are high in Vitamin A - vanilla ice cream has 118ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and chocolate ice cream has 118ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - vanilla ice cream has 8iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and chocolate ice cream has 8iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - vanilla ice cream has 0.3mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and chocolate ice cream has 0.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Chocolate ice cream has more folate. Both vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6 and vitamin b12.

Vanilla Ice Cream Chocolate Ice Cream
Thiamin 0.041 MG 0.042 MG
Riboflavin 0.24 MG 0.194 MG
Niacin 0.116 MG 0.226 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.581 MG 0.554 MG
Vitamin B6 0.048 MG 0.055 MG
Folate 5 UG 16 UG
Vitamin B12 0.39 UG 0.29 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream are high in calcium - vanilla ice cream has 128mg of calcium per 100 grams and chocolate ice cream has 109mg of calcium.

iron

Chocolate ice cream has more iron than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 0.09mg of iron per 100 grams and chocolate ice cream has 0.93mg of iron.

potassium

Chocolate ice cream is a great source of potassium and it has more potassium than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 199mg of potassium per 100 grams and chocolate ice cream has 249mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]
For specific types of carotenoids, both vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream contain small amounts of beta-carotene.

Vanilla Ice Cream Chocolate Ice Cream
beta-carotene 19 UG 19 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Vanilla Ice Cream Chocolate Ice Cream
alpha linoleic acid 0.175 G 0.15 G
EPA 0.003 G ~
Total 0.178 G 0.15 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Vanilla Ice Cream Chocolate Ice Cream
linoleic acid 0.275 G 0.25 G
Total 0.275 G 0.25 G

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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: Vanilla Ice Cream (Ice creams, vanilla) and Chocolate Ice Cream (Ice creams, chocolate) .

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