TCBY's Vegan Frozen Yogurt: Like a Frozen Black Forest Cake

It's not every day that you get an email from PETA suggesting you go out for a delicious cup of frozen yogurt -- but that's what we received the other day.

The animal rights group stated, "We're happy to see this dairy-free non-GMO, and gluten-free frozen yogurt flavor being offered. And guess what? This delicious flavor is available near you!"

Here's the skinny on TCBY's new vegan fro-yo.

See also: Five Reasons Frozen Yogurt Is the Answer to All Your Problems

First, it's considered real yogurt, not some "frozen nondairy dessert," because it contains live active cultures (S. thermophilis, B. lactis, L. acidophilus, L. lactis, L. casei, L. rhamnosus, and L. bulgaricus).

Second, it's made with Silk brand almond milk, so it's also soy-free. The only flavor available so far is chocolate almond. So how does a soy-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, gluten-free frozen yogurt taste?

Yesterday afternoon, we trudged out in the rain to find out. Unfortunately, the first stop -- a TCBY that shares space with a Subway in Coconut Grove -- didn't carry the flavor, so we drove onward to the TCBY in Coral Gables.

There, we found not only the chocolate almond Silk fro-yo but also Miami Hurricanes sprinkles to liven up the dish, along with some fresh raspberries.

The Silk fro-yo was delicious and lighter than traditional yogurt. Generally, dairy-free frozen almond milk desserts lack the richness and texture of ice creams and can be too icy. But this was rich. Mixed with the raspberries, it was reminiscent of a frozen black forest cake.

At 110 calories, 1.5 grams fat, and 15 grams sugar per four-ounce serving (not counting the raspberries and Canes sprinkles), this is a guilt-free treat in many ways.

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