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Frozen Yogurt Round-Up

I have been a soft-serve fanatic as long as I can remember.  Whether it’s old-school TCBY at the airport, a vanilla cone from Dairy Queen in a rural mid-western town, or a random compilation of flavors at a trendy new self-serve yogurt shops, I love it.  But of course not all frozen yogurts are created equal, and we all have our favorites.  Below are my own great soft-serve loves.  Please share some of yours!

1. McConnell’s in Santa Barbara.  This place offers roughly 10 flavors of soft-serve ice cream and yogurt at all times, but their vanilla custard reigns supreme in my book – I get it every time!

2. The Bigg Chill.  LA’s longest-standing frozen yogurt shop, this place has withstood all the fuss from trendy new yogurt shops, and still serves up to 1500 people per day on weekends!

3. Tasti D-Lite.  I’m not sure what this stuff is made of, but I love it.  There’s nothing quite like stopping for a little low-calorie cone of Tasti as you window shop along a classic New York City street.

4. Dairy Queen.  Yes, it’s fast food.  But Dairy Queen vanilla cones are a classic, and never get old for me.  (Bonus: you can find Dairy Queens in the middle of nowhere!)

5. Foster’s Freeze. This classic opened in the 1940’s, so could really be considered California’s oldest fast-food chain.  There aren’t too many of them left, but the soft-serve here is still awesome.

6. Golden Spoon.  These yogurt shops offer hefty portions of nonfat and low-fat fro yo, in such a delicious array of flavors, you’ll want to add 3 or 4 to your cup each time you go!

7. Yogurt Stop.  I don’t know what it is about this yogurt, but it tastes amazing every time.  This West Hollywood store was one of the first places to offer self-serve.

What are your own favorite yogurt shops?  Leave a comment for a chance to win FREE OIKOS FROZEN YOGURT (my favorite in-home yogurt choice!).  Winner picked randomly on Wednesday January 11th!


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  • Kim Tracy Prince
    January 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    our family’s favorite is Yogurtland, because we started going there right after it opened. The kids love putting their own toppings on…especially when I’m looking the other way!

  • Amelia
    January 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Ha! Funny, same thing happens with my husband!

  • Tyler
    January 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Bigg Chill all the way! Vanilla and chocolate custard there are tough to beat.

  • christa
    January 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    if i “have” to eat frozen yogurt (instead of real ice cream), i like green tea from almost anywhere. red mango used to have it. and even though green tea sometimes tastes a bit like dirt, i love it! there’s a frozen yogurt place in the uwajimaya food court (in seattle) and it’s delish too.

  • Deana
    January 7, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Fraiche in Palo Alto! Now I’m craving it!

  • Amelia
    January 7, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Love that you say you like green tea flavors even though they taste like dirt! I feel similarly about beets 🙂

  • Amelia
    January 7, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Fraiche is SO GOOD. I can’t believe I forgot to put this on my list. That and Straus organic soft-serve with olive oil and sea salt!!

  • angela
    January 8, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    um, golden spoon! i’m a die hard fan. LOVE!

  • Sue
    January 9, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Haagen Dazs frozen yoghurt has a wonderful flavor. It reminds me of my Aunt Rosie’s homemade ice cream, which she made in a big wooden ice cream maker.

  • Anthony
    January 9, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I love fro yo sundaes (sundays?) from sixteen handles in the east village. NYC baby!

  • Renee
    January 11, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Golden Spoon, I miss it so much! I am interested in the organic soft-serve with olive oil and sea salt that you mentioned above!

  • Amelia
    January 12, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Congrats Kim, you are the randomly picked winner of the fro yo giveaway! Email me [email protected] so I can mail you’re free frozen Oikos coupons. You’ll love this yogurt..tho for the kids you’ll have to create a home topping bar 😉

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