June 4, 2013

National Frozen Yogurt Day


"Ice cream goes with springtime." - Susan Hill

It's National Frozen Yogurt Day!

In my opinion, today's National Frozen Yogurt Day is slightly more appropriately timed than the one on February 6th. And I agree wholeheartedly with the quote above - ice cream (gelato, frozen custard, or froyo) totally goes with springtime. The robins come back, baseball starts, and seasonal ice cream stands everywhere re-open. Today is a good day for a scoop or two!

As we learned back in February, frozen yogurt is similar to ice cream, but it's made with yogurt instead which makes it lower in fat. It's believed to have originated in my neck of the woods - New England - sometime in the seventies as a healthy alternative to traditional ice cream. And in recent memory it's become seriously popular.

And now you're all the wiser, foodies.

I hate to admit it, but... that blueberry frozen yogurt I purchased back in February? It's STILL in my freezer. There's just been too many other wonderful things to eat since then! But it's an ice cream product. Ice cream products don't go bad... right?

RIGHT?!

(The use by date says 11/16/13, so I think I'm in the clear. But, I'm definitely... hopefully definitely... not gonna let this pint linger until next February!)

Happy National Frozen Yogurt Day!