USA Food Tip: Froyo

Finding healthy food when on a holiday in the USA is not always easy, especially when it comes down to deserts. Today I wanted to introduce you all to one of my  favorite American originated treats and must-eat when in the States: frozen yogurt. As well as give a peek into my favorite ‘froyo’ store: Yo Mama.

Frozen yogurt is a very delicious desert and, depending on what kind of topping you add, low in calories. You can find frozen yogurt places all over the States and even in other countries this dairy treat is becoming more and more popular. However I don’t think any country can beat the USA, when it comes down to frozen yogurt. Free sampling, endless toppings and great looking stores; the Americans do it best. So let me introduce you all to my favorite frozen yogurt place: Yo Mama, no not that MTV show, but an amazing froyo specialist in Wisconsin

I’m horrible at making a choice from a menu, I always end up picking the wrong dish and therefore stealing my boyfriends choice. He picks a rasberry latte, I pick a cinnamon one, he ends up with the cinnamon. Yo Mama has a great solution for this: free samples! Two words that equal heaven in my  frugal Dutch ears. No in all seriousness, being able to sample before buying really helped me making a good choice. My favorite combination is Alpine Vanilla with lot’s of berries, white chocolate chips and sometimes nuts!

Yo Mama has all sorts of candy you can put on your frozen treat, which of course make it a lot less healthy. Luckily they also have lot’s of fruits and nuts to choose from.

The cup I had here was a small and filled to the brim with yogurt, nuts, chocolate and fruits, costed only ±4,5 dollars. Which is around 3.44 euro. Super cheap for the amount you get if you ask me. Here in The Netherlands in every store, being it ice cream or something else, you usually pay per topping. Paying per weight is a better concept in my opinion.

As for right now you can only find Yo Mama stores in Wisconsin (check their site for the exact locations). Of course there are other frozen yogurt franchises like Pink Berry, Cold Stone, Orange Leaf, Lovin’ Spoons and Farr’s Fresh in other parts of the States, but for now Yo Mama is my number one. I definitely recommend anyone that’s going to Wisconsin, even if just passing through, to stop by Yo Mama for some yummy froyo!

With Love,

Elise Mooijman


  1. 15/09/2013 / 09:41

    ik heb het in Maastricht wel eens geprobeerd en ik lust het helaas niet, zo bitter brrr. Vind het er wel altijd heel lekker uitzien, en leuk met die toppings :d

    • 15/09/2013 / 11:04

      Zie je dan is het toch echt heel anders hier in Nederland! In Amerika smaakt het namelijk zoet, totaal niet zuur, en eigenlijk helemaal niet naar yoghurt. De textuur is gewoon wat minder romig dan echt schepijs, je kan het qua textuur met een Mcd ijsje vergelijken :D!

  2. 11/09/2013 / 17:22

    Frogen Yoghurt is zo yummy! In Nederland hebben we dit inderdaad ook 😀

  3. 10/09/2013 / 21:46

    In Nederland hebben we dat nu ook, van die Frozen Yoghurt Bars, zo lekker! Volgens mij zit er zelfs eentje op Utrecht Centraal 🙂

    • 10/09/2013 / 23:17

      Hoe kan ik dat gemist hebben! Maar zonder dat ik het heb gezien twijfel ik al of ‘ie net zo goed is als Yo Mama. Veel Amerikaanse food concepten die hier worden nagemaakt zijn gewoon net niet zo goed als het origineel.

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