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NATIONAL FROZEN YOGURT DAY
National Frozen Yogurt Day on February 6th recognizes a sweet frozen dessert that has gone from fad status to staple freezer item in a few decades.
Frozen yogurt sales are increasing every year as people want a healthier alternative to ice cream. The explosion of flavors and topping choices add to the popularity of frozen yogurt.
H.P Hood developed the first frozen yogurt in 1970 in the United States. It was created as a soft-serve treat called Frogurt. Not long afterward, Humphreys and Dannon released their own versions of frozen yogurt. Its popularity grew in the 80s, mostly due to frozen yogurts “health food” status. Ice cream manufacturers soon caught on, offering low-fat options.
Frozen yogurt is again making a comeback as consumers have begun to prefer the tart taste of yogurt. Not only does it find its way into home freezers, but it also is a sweet stop after work or play.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFrozenYogurtDay
Enjoy your favorite flavor of frozen yogurt. It’s even possible to make your own. Check out the recipes below or even make another dessert using frozen yogurt. Invite someone to join you in your celebration, too. Add toppings or blend in some fruit. Tell us about your favorites or share a recipe. There’re so many ways to #CelebrateEveryDay!
NATIONAL FROZEN YOGURT DAY HISTORY
We continue researching this frozen food holiday. But while we’re at it, we’re going to top our frozen yogurt with some sprinkles, whipped cream, and gummy bears.
Frozen Yogurt FAQ
Q. How many calories are in frozen yogurt?
A. A 1/2 cup of frozen vanilla yogurt contains approximately 117 calories.
Q. Is frozen yogurt healthier than ice cream?
A. Though benefits vary from product to product, frozen yogurt does tend to be lower in fat and calories than ice cream.