Fro-yo! How is it different to ice-cream and gelato? And is it healthy?

A couple of years back, fro-yo joints started popping up all over our major cities and regional towns. In search of healthier dessert options, many people flocked to them and their popularity boomed.

But what actually goes into frozen yoghurt and is it actually a healthier option?

Well, firstly, let’s tackle the ingredients. Unlike ice-cream and gelato, frozen yoghurt does not contain cream as one of its ingredients.

Frozen yoghurt generally contains yoghurt, fruit, milk, and a sweetener like honey, sugar, maple syrup or an alternative. You can find lots of recipes online on making frozen yoghurt at home with just a handful of ingredients.

So frozen yoghurt is made without cream, meaning that it generally has less fat and calories than ice cream and gelato, but it can contain more added sugars, so make sure you take a close look at the ingredient list if you’re trying to choose a healthier option.

The other selling point about frozen yoghurt is the good bacterias it contains.

Like regular yoghurt, the fro-yo variety usually has a live culture like lactobacillus bulgaricus or streptococcus thermophilis. That’s what they call “good bacteria” for our gut, supporting our digestive system. But just remember not all frozen yoghurt is made the same, so the health benefits can vary.

Frozen yoghurt can be paired with a multitude of innovative flavour mixes. Pair it with a full-flavoured blood orange flavour paste, or our creamy panna cotta or funky bubblegum blue.

Customers also love adding toppings to their frozen yoghurt, which can be another exciting avenue to explore.

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