National Frozen Yogurt Day is celebrated every February 6th. Our research suggests that this “unofficial” may actually be celebrated on a couple different dates throughout the year, but we decided to go with today because there’s no better cure for the Sunday blues than something sweet to eat. Frozen yogurt was first created in the 1970s, and reached the height of its popularity in the 80s. It’s made in a similar fashion to ice cream, but using yogurt and milk instead of cream. The resulting taste is more tart than regular ice cream, but frozen yogurt is also considered a healthier alternative.
Chris is watching the Super Bowl now, but a couple of hours before the game started we left the house in search of frozen yogurt. We thought our quest would be easy but as it turns out frozen yogurt isn’t as popular as it used to be. I thought the regular McDonald’s cone was frozen yogurt, but sources on the internet told me it’s actually a low fat ice cream recipe. According to their website, Coldstone Creamery has some frozen yogurt options, but the closest location was still too far for us to make it back home in time for the game. So we finally settled on going to Baskin Robbins. When we arrived there were many buckets of saliva-inducing ice cream, but just one bucket of vanilla frozen yogurt. Still, vanilla has always been my favorite, so I happily ordered a single scoop. Chris was more creative and asked for a sundae with reese’s cups and whipped cream.
I enjoyed our little afternoon delight, but I have to admit, I think I prefer the real stuff. I like tartness, but if it looks like ice cream, and it smells like ice cream, i think I’d just like it to taste like ice cream….sweet, creamy, ice cream. Or maybe, with our Caribbean cruise only nine months away, I should just try to get used to frozen yogurt. Either way, the Baskin Robbins we went to today was a little shady and I think we’ll try Coldstone next time.