Frozen yogurt shops are the hottest craze, leading many
entrepreneurs to open one. If you are among them, congratulations because there
are huge profits to be made. It is possible to create an impressive business
even if the operating budget is small. Opening
a yogurt shop
that will be successful means knowing which toppings to
Frozen yogurt is healthier than most light ice creams and
some versions offer beneficial probiotic bacteria. Toppings range from fruits
to small pieces of candy, with a few syrups thrown in for good measure. Kids
tend to prefer the candy toppings like crushed Butterfingers and Snickers bars.
Many adults like these decadent treats as well but some are looking for healthier
To cater to a health-conscious crowd, offer frozen yogurt
that features live and active cultures. Publicize this using the National
Yogurt Association seal regarding these ingredients. Freezing does not kill the
beneficial bacteria, it merely puts them to sleep and they wake up when consumed.
If the shop is not self-serve, have employees dispense half-cup yogurt servings,
which is approximately 3.5 ounces.
Fill yogurt toppings
dispensers with toppings that keep the dessert under 300 calories based on
a one or two tablespoon helping. Fruit is a popular healthy topper and ¼ cup of
sliced strawberries adds only 15 calories to the dessert. Let customers take
things tropical by offering pineapple, mango, and shredded coconut. Two
tablespoons of pineapple, two of mango, and one of coconut add 50 calories when
used as yogurt toppings. A fruit-nut combination will also be popular, with ¼
cup of blueberries and 1 ½ tablespoons of sliced almonds adding 70 calories.
A fruity-nutty-sweet topping combination features ¼ cup of
banana slices, ½ tablespoon of walnuts, and ½ tablespoon of semisweet chocolate
chips, totaling 85 calories. Topping chocolate or vanilla yogurt with two
tablespoons of crumbled animal crackers and one tablespoon of white chocolate
chips is a favorite for children and adds 125 calories. Adults may not admit it
but they also find this topping combination delicious so keep dispensers filled
with these ingredients.
Even candy combinations can be healthy frozen yogurt
toppings if they are dispensed in moderation. For example, one tablespoon of
crushed Butterfinger, one tablespoon of crumbled Kit Kat, and one tablespoon of
chocolate-covered raisins adds only 155 calories to a half-cup of frozen
yogurt. Offering the ingredients above helps customers keep a healthy focus
while enjoying delicious frozen yogurt.