My husband and I often joke that Big Sister E takes after him when it comes to eating sweets, while Little Sister B resembles me.
Meaning he and Big Sister E have an internal meter that allows them to actually stop eating something tasty and save the rest for later... while poor Little Sister B seems destined to follow in my yum-this-is-good-shove-ALL-of-it-in-my-mouth-right-now footsteps.
Sorry, kid. It's in your genes.
However, as well as hoping to teach both of my kids to eat treats in moderation, I also like to look for ways that we can still enjoy delicious flavor but with less fat and calories. That makes it the best of both worlds, right?
Which is exactly what has happened now that Cold Stone Creamery has introduced their new Frozen Yogurt Creations and Shakes
Just launched at the end of February, Cold Stone Creamery's Frozen Yogurt Creations and Shakes provide fans of the "Ultimate Ice Cream Experience" with the less fat and less calorie "Ultimate Frozen Yogurt Experience." Yum!
All of Cold Stone Creamery's frozen yogurt comes in non-fat and low-fat flavors that include probiotics and are low in calories. So instead of walking out of there with a satisfied sweet tooth but a guilty conscience about having enjoyed their delicious ice cream, you can now substitute frozen yogurt instead and put your mind at ease (while still making your taste buds happy).
And when it comes to happy taste buds, we have yet to be disappointed when visiting our local Cold Stone Creamery.
At our recent visit, we were only a few steps in the door when I saw the first sign giving customers a hint that there was something new going on in this mecca of ice cream.
Sure enough, frozen yogurt was on full display right with the ice cream and I love that these tasty options start at only 34 calories per ounce.
While you can create your own custom mixture with Cold Stone's frozen yogurt, the new Frozen Yogurt Creations ideas that they have come up with include:
- Strawberry Crumble - Dreamy vanilla yogurt mixed with juicy strawberries and graham cracker pie crust.
- Chocolate Banana Indulgence - Gratifying chocolate yogurt mixed with fresh bananas and rich fudge.
- Berries Upon Berries - Luscious raspberry yogurt mixed with sweet strawberries and blueberries.
Or, if you prefer a shake to scooping and licking your frozen yogurt, Cold Stone Creamery's Frozen Yogurt Shakes include:
- Shake Them Berries - Divine vanilla yogurt blended with sweet, juicy strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.
- Powered By Chocolate - Enticing chocolate yogurt blended with rich fudge.
All of these delicious treats are made with Cold Stone Creamery's signature low fat, low calorie frozen yogurt but the flavor is still fully delectable. We couldn't wait to sample a taste or two of the frozen yogurt and then, after pondering just exactly what we would like mixed in...
...we ended up with a few different creations of our own that really hit the spot. They were made even more fun by the fact that the Cold Stone Creamery Team Member that helped us was enthusiastic and cheerful, actually throwing our mixes up in the air to catch them in the cups!
We ended up sharing our various dishes and, had I not known that some were ice cream and some were frozen yogurt, I would never have guessed! The frozen yogurt was just as smooth, creamy and delicious as the ice cream — something that Cold Stone Creamery is definitely known for providing.
A fun environment, endless choices, scrumptious flavors and now with less fat and calories? Well, that's just something that we can all be happy about.
If you've never visited a Cold Stone Creamery before, you don't know what you're missing! With locations all across the U.S. (and beyond), check out their store locator to find the one nearest you so that you can try their mouthwatering desserts. Or, if you just haven't visited your closest Cold Stone lately, be sure to plan a trip over there so that you can see just how yummy their frozen yogurt truly is.
Thanks to their generosity, one person will be even more prepared to head out for a tasty treat, because...
One lucky person will win a $20 gift card to Cold Stone Creamery!
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