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With endless types of flavors and varieties, there’s an ice cream for everyone. We took a look at the most popular ice creams and calculated the steps needed to work off America’s favorite frozen treat.

All conversions are based on a 2,000 steps/mile average for a person weighing 150lbs.

Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked Ice Cream

According to the Ben & Jerry’s website, their top selling flavor is Half Baked. It is made with vanilla and chocolate ice cream mixed with huge chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough and brownies. It doesn’t get better than that! It takes 25,264 steps to work off the 1,080 calories in a pint.

ways to work it off

25,264 steps

  • • 60 minutes high intensity interval training

Haagen-Dazs Strawberry Ice Cream

Fun fact: it took Haagen-Dazs founder Reuben Mattus six years to find the perfect berries to use in his strawberry ice cream, which is now one of the most popular flavors. There are 840 calories in a pint which would take 19,650 steps to burn off.

ways to work it off

19,650 steps

  • • 60 minutes of spinning
  • • 90 minutes of Zumba

Talenti Vanilla Bean Gelato

Talenti Gelato founder Josh Hochschuler fell in love with the gelato in Buenos Aires and knew he had to bring it back to America. He wanted to give his customers the best tasting gelato he could, so the pint is made with Madagascar vanilla beans. Ringing in at 760 calories, it would take 17,778 steps to burn that pint off.

ways to work it off

17,778 steps

  • • 60 minute high-intensity kickboxing class

Yasso Rolling in The Dough Frozen Yogurt

Yasso was the first brand to introduce frozen Greek yogurt and it became a quick success. Recently, they came out with pints of their famous Greek frozen yogurt — it is awesome. The Rolling In The Dough pint has 24 grams of protein and 520 calories. You have to take 12,164 steps to burn that off. Bonus: the protein in this pint will help rebuild the muscles you used to earn this healthy-ish treat!

ways to work it off

12,164 steps

  • • 75 minutes of Wii Dance
  • • 60 minutes on the stair machine

Halo Top Birthday Cake

Every wonder how Halo Top makes their ice cream sweet without the sugar? They use organic stevia, a plant from Paraguay, and Erythritol, a low-calorie sugar alcohol. A pint (yes, the entire pint) of Halo Top’s famous Birthday Cake ice cream is only 280 calories. You could burn off the entire thing by taking 6,550 steps.

ways to work it off

6,550 steps

  • • 3 sets of the following circuit: 2 minutes each of squats, push-ups, calf raises, crunches, and glute kickbacks
a pink ice cream cone with sprinkles

We know we didn’t cover it all. Find out how many steps it takes to burn off your favorite ice cream with our calorie to steps calculator.

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