We're officially halfway through National Frozen Yogurt Month and well into the 90-degree-temperature season (even though summer doesn't begin until Friday). So as a tribute to the only thing that can cool us down both physically and mentally, Short Order came up with a list of the five reasons frozen yogurt is the answer to all of your problems.
5. The Free Samples
Whether you have an indecisive disposition or are simply one of those people who has to try a little of everything because you're afraid of missing out, sampling fro-yo flavors is like taking a free culinary walking tour while standing in one place. You're presented with an array of flavors, from red velvet and cake batter to watermelon and açaí. Look at it as a bakery, candy store, and fruit stand all at the same time. No matter which flavor is calling your name (and most likely it won't be just one), you can sample as much as fits in a white paper souffle cup. Sure, you might satisfy your dessert craving before you've even paid a dime and end up walking out empty-handed, but hey, we've all been there before.
4. The Atmosphere
Coffeehouses, make way for local frozen yogurt shops. Once upon a time, old friends would catch up over a cup of Joe. But an equally affordable, time-sensitive and innocuous option is meeting up for FroYo. And especially when you live in a city as hot and steamy as Miami, a cool frozen dessert just works better. So avoid the overcrowded Starbucks and find a cozy neighborhood frozen yogurt shop to call your own.
3. Less Guilt
A cup of frozen yogurt typically has less than half the fat of the equivalent amount of ice cream -- often times it has no fat at all. It's easy to decide to go out for frozen yogurt when you don't have to feel as bad about eating it. Granted, when you're tossing in brownie bites and crushed Kit Kat bars, you aren't doing yourself any favors. But at least you were able to trick yourself into feeling good about your choice initially. And FroYo outings are all about making yourself feel better anyway.
2. Drowning Your Sorrows In Toppings
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Let's be real here. The best part about frozen yogurt is not the frozen yogurt. It's the toppings. Sure, there's all of the fresh fruit, and that's great and all. But if you're not going for the simple plain tart yogurt, you might as well walk past the diced strawberries and dive into the good stuff. That means cheesecake bites, mini peanut butter cups, yogurt or carob chips, and toppings we didn't even know existed before the FroYo fad, like mochi bits and mango boba. And it wouldn't be complete without the additional drizzle of hot fudge, marshmallow cream, or raspberry syrup.
1. Cheaper Than Psychotherapy
It's time to call up your therapist and cancel that next appointment because a FroYo date with your bestie will do just as well. Do the math: 40 cents an ounce is definitely easier on your wallet than $100 an hour. After weighing your cup and thanking the cashier, you can dive into your cup of frozen bliss and let all the feels pour out -- complaints and concerns leaving your mouth as a spoonful of frozen yogurt enters.