Is fro-yo for you?

August 9, 2011 —

frozen-yogurtYou may have noticed a few frozen yogurt shops poppin’ up around town lately in the latest fro-yo craze. Maybe because it’s been so hot and all you can think about is enjoying something cold? It’s not like frozen yogurt is a new thing though. Many of us have fond TCBY memories from days of old, but within the last few years there has been a resurgence of sorts in the fro-yo business – specifically self-service shops.

Frozen yogurt can be a healthy treat if eaten in small portions without an overload of toppings. I know, it’s hard not to pile on the Oreo crumbles and gummy bears, I can attest to that, but your waistline will thank you for it.

Interested in checking out what all the buzz is about? Here is a list of fro-yo shops in the area:

TCBY – 10201 University Ave # A11 in Clive
Lemon Tree Frozen Yogurt – 1745 SE Delaware Ave, Suite #400 in Ankeny
Yo2Go – 3816 100th Street in Urbandale
Menchie’s – 4825 EP True Parkway in West Des Moines (COMING SOON)

With a deep love for her hometown, Nicole Branstad is pro-Des Moines and is constantly touting its many events and attractions. When she isn’t out exploring the city she likes to spend time with her husband Marcus and their son Everett. She enjoys hosting lavish dinner parties, collecting wine and buying fresh flowers at the downtown farmer’s market. Nicole works in the marketing & communications department as the online marketing-enrollment coordinator.


  • Dave

    We visit Menchie’s quite a bit (there are a few locations open here in Cleveland). We get a little bit of yogurt, and top it with a lot of fruit. We avoid the cookie/gummy bear toppings.

    • Nicole Branstad

      I’m really looking forward to trying Menchie’s out as it is just down the street from where I live. I think if eaten in moderation and by limiting the cookie/candy toppings like you mentioned, it can be a pretty healthy snack option.