Fall is inching closer by the minute, and you know what that means — bring on all the pumpkin. While Starbucks PSL has long reigned as the most anticipated fall-flavored treat, that honor could very well shift to a newcomer this year: Halo Top’s Pumpkin Pie ice cream.
Bonus? In addition to enjoying the perfect fall flavor, you don’t have to feel guilty if you eat the entire pint in one sitting (you know, hypothetically speaking, of course) since that would only cost you 360 calories. If that isn’t enough to make your mouth water, the fact that the ice cream is literally infused with pumpkin pie and laced with pie crust pieces should do the trick.
Now that you’re fully pumped up for all of this pumpkiny goodness, you should know there are a few caveats.
First, you won’t officially be able to find Halo Top’s pumpkin ice cream in stores until next week. Second, and this one’s admittedly a bit of a bummer, the seasonal flavor won’t stick around long. According to Delish, Pumpkin Pie will only be offered through the end of November.
On the bright side, the buzzworthy high-protein, low-calorie ice cream company recently revealed that it is adding seven new permanent flavors to its original roster of 17. So, joining classics like Strawberry later this month will be: Candy Bar (280 calories), Chocolate Covered Banana (280 calories), Cinnamon Roll (360 calories), Mochi Green Tea (320 calories), Pancakes and Waffles (280 calories) and Rainbow Swirl (240 calories).
And while nutritionists have advised against subbing a pint of Halo Top for a meal, it’s highly possible you’ll see all of the brand’s new flavors featured prominently on social media by CrossFitters and vloggers who praise the ice cream for its one-two punch of flavor and protein.
In fact, in keeping with the rest of Halo Top’s protein-rich flavors, Pumpkin Pie boasts a whopping 20 grams per pint. FYI, that’s 13 grams more per serving than your typical slice of the real deal.