Thursday, March 3, 2016

Ice Cream Shops With Froyo Worth Trying

Vanilla pear froyo, Sweet Rose Creamery

Fro-yo girl here. You won’t find me in an ice cream shop too often but when I do visit one, I always look for frozen yogurt. The newer artisanal ice cream shops rarely make or offer frozen yogurt. The old school or mainstream ice cream shops are more likely to have frozen yogurt but they usually offer boring flavors, chocolate and vanilla, and their frozen yogurt feels more like low fat ice cream than an offering that appreciates the unique qualities of yogurt.

When an artisanal ice cream maker actually likes yogurt and makes frozen yogurt, something magical can be the result.

These are my top picks for artisanal ice cream shops that carry frozen yogurt.

* JENI’S ICE CREAMS: Jeni loves frozen yogurt and she makes unparalleled frozen yogurt that’s super tangy and explodes with flavor. I think her scoop shops always carry at least one frozen yogurt. Her favorite is Lemon Buttermilk Frozen Yogurt. The current seasonal flavor, black currant, has a sweeter profile but it's still deeeelicious. Find a Jeni’s scoop shop at

* HUMPHRY SLOCOMBE (San Francisco, CA): HS rarely makes frozen yogurt but when they have it, make a beeline over there to get some because it sells out fast. They recently had blood orange frozen yogurt. There are two locations: 2709A Harrison St. and 1 Ferry Building. Get your flavor updates from @humphryslocombe

* SWEET ROSE CREAMERY (6 locations in the Los Angeles area): Sweet Rose Creamery uses organic ingredients and the fruits and nuts are usually sourced from the Santa Monica Farmers Market. They usually have one froyo flavor inspired by in season fruit, like vanilla pear.

All three of my picks also offer nationwide shipping!

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, and resources? Check out the International Frozen Yogurt Association website at The IFYA is the independent voice of the frozen yogurt industry.

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