Monday, February 6 is National Frozen Yogurt Day, a day every year when people celebrate the delicious alternative to ice cream. Frozen yogurt comes in dozens of flavors and has a taste that rivals ice cream. Many people choose frozen yogurt over ice cream because it is widely considered to be a healthier option
Yogurt was invented around 4,000 years ago in the Middle East and India. It was used in a wide array of meals. Yogurt was introduced to the Americas in the 20th century and became increasingly popular over the years.
Frozen yogurt was introduced as an alternative to ice cream in the 1970s. It quickly caught on across the United States, with frozen yogurt sales reaching $25 million by 1986. Frozen yogurt made up 10 percent of the frozen dessert market by 1990.
The main difference between frozen yogurt and ice cream is the fat content. Ice cream must contain at least 10 percent milkfat, which comes from adding cream. Frozen yogurt does not contain cream, but rather is made from yogurt. This makes it a lower fat and healthier option than ice cream. Frozen yogurt also has fewer calories than ice cream, unless it is served with candy, sauce, and other ingredients and toppings.
You can celebrate National Frozen Yogurt Day by enjoying a sundae or cone with delicious frozen yogurt at your local Praline’s. We have locations all over Connecticut serving Black Raspberry Chip, Banana, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip frozen yogurt. We can top your frozen yogurt sundae with the sauce, candy, fruit, or nuts of your choice. Bring your entire family to your local Praline’s to sample some of our smooth and creamy frozen yogurt on Monday, February 6.