The self-serve frozen yogurt craze has officially gone
nationwide. All across the country, customers are grabbing cups, filling them
with frozen yogurt and toppings, and paying by the ounce. When they dispense
cool treats from frozen yogurt machines
customers are not just pulling the handles for chocolate and vanilla. They have
a variety of delicious flavors at their fingertips and can mix and match these
however they wish.
For those who love ice cream, frozen yogurt is a healthier
alternative. It contains about half the sugar, one-third of the calories,
hardly any cholesterol, and no trans fat. However, these dietary benefits can
easily be offset by topping yogurt with loads of cookie and candy choices.
Those committed to being healthy should go for the fruit and nut toppings
Even the smallest shops offer at least a dozen yogurt
flavors. Depending on the flavor selected, a four-ounce serving contains
between 90 and 120 calories. Some stores carry Kosher-certified yogurt in
several non-fat, gluten-free, and no sugar-added flavors. Others supplement
their yogurt offerings with an assortment of dairy-free sorbets. Lactose
intolerant customers, rejoice!
So, what are the most in-demand yogurt flavors this season?
Coconut is one of the most popular food flavors worldwide and is doing equally
as well as a yogurt flavor. Using real coconut puree is what takes this flavor
of yogurt into the stratosphere. Add a hot fudge topping and some nuts and you
have quite a treat.
Peach is a seasonal favorite and it goes well with an
assortment of toppings. Adding a cinnamon streusel topping creates a
cobbler-style dessert. Raspberry and banana toppers turn peach yogurt into a
fruit salad. Some customers take things tropical by topping their peach yogurt
with mangoes, coconut, and yes, more peaches!
With mangoes readily available during spring, it is no
wonder that mango frozen yogurt is wildly popular. Mangoes are antioxidants and
good sources of fiber, potassium, and vitamins A and C. Aphonso mangoes are
among the sweetest varieties in the world. Using them to create mango frozen
yogurt yields a delicious result.
If you are opening a
yogurt shop for the season, be sure to offer these springtime flavors. All
should be well-received, allowing you to watch the profits increase. By the
time summer arrives, you will be ready to expand with flavors like pomegranate,
blood orange, and lychee. Keep plenty of fresh fruit toppings on hand so
customers can taste the best the season has to offer.