Ice cream is synonymous with summer. ST and I are highly addicted to ice cream.
ST has been known to polish off one pint of Ben and Jerry’s in one sitting. His favorite flavor is chocolate. I prefer the Japanese deliciousness of strawberry mochi. Side note: Trader Joe’s has the lowest price for mochi ice cream. Around here, a box costs $5-6 each. At Trader Joe’s, $3.95.
So what’s a girl to do when it’s practically 100 °F and she needs an ice cold treat?
Eat frozen yogurt, of course! I love tart frozen yogurt that has zero fat, low calories, and is chock full of live active cultures.
Last night, we took a long walk in the West Village and stopped at Treat Petite Cafe so I could have my fix. Treat Petite serves frozen kefir, which is very cool. Each 3 ounce serving of the original has 29 calories. So, my medium-sized 5 ounce cup had a few calories shy of 150, plus the fresh blueberries. It was quite good. They also have a lot of other flavors, including chocolate and strawberry. But I stuck with the classic and fresh blueberries because that’s what I always get. Why mess with a good thing?
Tonight, ST and I found ourselves in the same predicament after visiting a friend in Prospect Heights. Luckily, Culture is in nearby Park Slope and the extreme humidity gave us a reason to finally try it. ST opted for a chocolate dipped chocolate cone from a Mister Softee truck that was conveniently parked across the street. My boy loves his chocolate ice cream.
Culture’s schtick, much like lots of stuff peddled in Park Slope, is that their tart frozen yogurt is made from organic, hormone-free milk. Their froyo does have a fresh and creamy taste that sets it apart from Red Mango, Pinkberry, and the like. However, I couldn’t find any nutritional information in the store or on their website. An hour later, I had a slightly bloated tummy that made me feel pretty uncomfortable. You guys, I’m not even sure what was in that stuff.
I’m sure their stuff is legit and healthy, but I wish they would back up their organic yadda yadda with numbers. I probably won’t be back until they do.
Price-wise, Culture was more expensive than Treat Petite and other frozen yogurt I’ve had at $5.75. However, the difference is only about a dime, so they’re okay in my book price-wise. Also, such things are to be expected in the overpriced neighborhood of Park Slope.
Frozen kefir is the clear winner in this round.
What are your favorite frozen treats?