Long Island Restaurants and Food: Frozen Yogurt Craze

Written by Long Island  |  13. June 2011

With the warm weather already here, nothing cools you down like some cold flavored ice, a cup of iced coffee, or a scoop of ice cream. However, with the desire to stay healthy and fit, frozen yogurt mania has swept Long Island and is expanding by the month. The sudden craving for frozen yogurt has seemingly come out of nowhere, but businesses are accommodating for it, opening stores by the handful. The healthy probiotics found in yogurt mixed with your choice of mouth-watering toppings… What could be better? So which one do you choose? Here is a description of a few of the tastiest frozen yogurt places on the island. 16 Handles: Located in Jericho, this frozen yogurt place is a self-serve center of goodness. With over 50 flavors to choose from, the selection of non fat, non dairy sorbet, no sugar added, premium low fat and seasonal flavors make it hard to decide on which one to get. Moving onto the toppings, fruit, candy, nuts and cereal can be added on top, along with syrups. It’s hard to go wrong no matter what you top your yogurt with. And the name play on the classic movie is cute too. TCBY: Super Fro-Yo, a new frozen yogurt introduced by TCBY, is considered a new high standard for nutrition. Their soft serve yogurt is perfect for simple eaters. With a variety of flavors to choose from, even without toppings, this yogurt is perfect for a sweet treat on a hot summer day. TCBY has locations in Lynbrook, Garden City, Long Beach, Merrick, Jericho, Plainview, Massapequa, Huntington, East Northport, Commack, Ronkonkoma and Mt. Sinai. Red Mango: The head of all natural frozen yogurt, Red Mango is one of the fastest growing chains in the United States. Now, with the new self-serve stores springing up all over, it’s easy to create your perfect mix. Whether you want fun or healthy, or even both, Red Mango’s selection gives you that choice. The all natural, non-fat and gluten free yogurt is both tasty and healthy. Top with some fresh strawberries and dark chocolate chips to cool down and feel good. Locations in Manhasset, Carle Place, Uniondale, Hempstead, Rockville Center, Massapequa, Port Jefferson, Smithtown, Hauppauge, Stony Brook and Plainview. Yogurt Crazy: Go crazy, go wild, go yogurt crazy. At this self-serve frozen yogurt place, the options are really endless. With constantly changing flavors, you’ll never get bored. Also, the toppings bar offers over 50 different choices. Why have someone else create your yogurt when you can go crazy and create your own? Located in Woodbury and coming soon to Commack (next to Emilio’s). D’Lites: Located in Babylon, Woodbury and coming soon to Commack, Greenvale, Bayside and Smithtown, D’Lites is dedicated to catering to their customers’ needs. The most popular product is the frozen yogurt which is low in sodium, sugar, fat and carbohydrates. Although not as into toppings like some of the other frozen yogurt chains, D’Lites focuses on health and the benefits of eating well. Top with some chocolate crunchies for an extra kick in taste.

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