Summertime fun is synonymous with ice cream indulgences, but if you are looking for a delicious warm weather treat without all of the unwanted calories and high fat content, opt instead for a bowl of frozen yogurt. The low-fat frozen dessert is the perfect way to cool off this summer. Here are our picks for the top five hautest spots for frozen yogurt in Boston.
Downtown Crossing heats up during the summer with its influx of tourists, but FroZenYo cools them off with one of the largest selections of fat free indulgences. Choose from refreshing flavors like luscious lemon, Hawaiian pineapple and strawberry shortcake to rich, creamier blends like white chocolate mousse, toasted marshmallow and pumpkin pie. They also offer 98 percent fat free flavors (think cake batter and dulce de leche), dairy-free sorbets as well as a selection of no sugar added.
277 Washington St. Boston, MA 02108
2 J.P. Licks
If you have a craving for hand scooped, soft serve or tart flavors, come to J.P. Licks, which has several locations throughout the city. The flavors here change daily and may include everything from caramel, cookies n’ cream, pomegranate and tiramisu. Even better, this popular Back Bay parlor is open until midnight every night to satisfy your sweet tooth craving any time of day.
1106 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02115
3 Emack & Bolio’s
Everyone loves Emack & Bolio’s, even rock stars. Just ask Bob Rook, a music attorney and founder of the beloved Boston shop, who has worked to satisfy the sweet cravings of bands like Aerosmith, The Cars, U2 and Al Green. The yogurts here are made with live cultures and nonfat milk. Popular flavors include chocolate peanut butter swirl, nonfat vanilla and low-fat grasshopper pie made with crème de menthe yogurt with dark chocolate flakes and crushed pieces of Oreos.
290 Newbury St. Boston, MA 02115
4 Berry Line
If toppings are what you are looking for, Berry Line has just what you need. From fruity garnishes of strawberries, cherries, blueberries and raspberries to savory enhancers of brownie bits, granola, chocolate chip cookies and Oreos, this Harvard Square location features unforgettable flavors like creamsicle and choco banana.
3 Arrow St. Cambridge, MA 02138
It’s all about the mix-ins at Mixx where low fat yogurt reigns supreme on the menu here. One of the largest selections of fruits and dry toppings (think graham cracker crumbs, lychee and Fruity Pebbles and chocolate jimmies) can be added to cups and cones of creamy vanilla, refreshing passion fruit and cheesecake flavored frozen yogurt. What makes Mixx so special is you actually fill your own frozen specialty cup, top it off with your favorite additions and then pay what it weighs.
66 Brighton Ave. Boston, MA 02143