This New Philly-Area Ice Cream Brand Includes an Insane Amount of Protein in Every Pint
Six Pack Creamery puts 40 grams of protein — and just 27 grams of sugar — in every pint.
There’s no reason you can’t be healthy and also eat ice cream. That said, these days all ice cream is not at all created equal. From Halo Top’s low calorie offerings to rich and creamy Häagen-Dazs, we now have more options than ever if we want to make smarter — or more indulgent — choices with our frozen treats.
Now, there’s a new brand to consider when we’re hankering for a pint of the cold stuff: Six Pack Creamery, based in West Chester. While other “healthy” ice creams may put a premium on being low in fat or calories, Six Pack is all about packing in the protein. Considering that eating a diet high in protein is a crucial element in weight loss, it sounds like these pints could be ideal for those who want to manage their weight but also can’t give up their ice cream habit (same, guys, same).
In fact, that’s kind of what inspired the brand — whose tagline is “Indulge Without the Bulge.” Founder Kyle Peters, a personal trainer and former college lacrosse player, had noticed that his love of eating ice cream and frozen yogurt was causing him to put on unwanted weight. Not wanting to give up his favorite treat, he decided to see if he could make a healthy option.
“I knew there were other brands out there and I had eaten them before, but they just weren’t the same and I felt I could do better,” says Peters. “I always wanted to own my own business, so one day I decided to go to Bed Bath & Beyond to buy an ice cream machine and started messing around to see if this could be my future business.”
In addition to wanting to improve his own habits, Peters says he was also inspired by his mother, who passed away from cancer. While battling the disease, she had found ice cream easy (and tasty) to eat, but Peters knew she needed more protein in her system.
After bringing home his Cuisinart ice cream maker, Peters began experimenting with recipes. Two years later, his final product has 40 grams of protein, 10 grams of fat, and 27 grams of sugar per pint, and currently comes in a Lean Mean Vanilla Bean and a Cocoa Milk Muscles.
As of right now, the ice cream is only available at nutritional and supplement store Philly Gainz, but Peters is looking to have it available for online ordering starting in January 2019. Find out more info on the brand and keep an eye out for online ordering on the Six Pack Creamery website here.