National Frozen Yogurt Day is celebrated each year on February 6. Today is your chance to enjoy a frozen sweet treat that is a little healthier than ice cream but full of flavor.
Make sure you check out the homemade soft serve frozen yogurt recipe at the bottom of the post. Any day is a good day for frozen yogurt, but National Frozen Yogurt Day is the perfect day to make some!
Keep reading to learn more about the history of frozen yogurt, and for some creative ways to celebrate the day.
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What is frozen yogurt?
Frozen yogurt is a sweet dairy frozen treat made from milk solids, milk fat, sweetener and yogurt culture.
Since yogurt is a cultured milk product, it has a bit of a sour flavor. Frozen yogurt will also have a hint of sour taste in it as well.
The amount of yogurt in the product as well as the amount and type of sweeteners will determine how sour the finished frozen yogurt is.
Frozen yogurt is normally lower in fat than ice cream. It can also come in a soft serve variety, just as ice cream does.
Fun Facts and history of Frozen Yogurt
Brush up on your knowledge of frozen yogurt with these fun facts.
- Frozen yogurt is also known as frogurt and by the trade name of Froyo.
- TCBY opened its first frozen yogurt store in 1981.
- The first commercial brand of frozen yogurt – Frogurt, was introduced in New England in the early 1970’s. It was served in scoops the way ice cream is served.
- Frozen yogurt is not regulated by the FDA the way normal yogurt is.
- A half serving cup of frozen yogurt has 100-140 calories and 0-3 grams of fat. (premium brands of ice cream an contain 3 times the calories and 5 times the fat.)
- The milk of sheep, goats, and water buffalo can also be used in the frozen yogurt process, in addition to cow’s milk.
- June is National Frozen Yogurt Month.
- Today you can buy frozen yogurt in powder form and mix it with water.
How to observe National Frozen Yogurt Day
There are more ways that just treating your self to a frozen yogurt cone. Try one of these fun ideas.
- Make some of your own frozen yogurt at home with a frozen yogurt maker.
- Test your yogurt making skills with the Frozen Yogurt Recipe Book for Beginners.
- Wear a frozen yogurt apron while you make your recipe.
- Or go all out with a frozen yogurt t shirt.
- Watch the clip Annoying Orange – Fro-Yolo on Amazon prime.
- Use the hashtag #NationalFrozenYogurtDay and #frozenyogurtday to spread the word about the day on social media. Here is a tweet to get you started:
What are National Days?
National days of the year are a fun way to celebrate odd and unusual foods, animals and items that you come into contact with. Be sure to check out my national day’s guide for more fun days to celebrate.
There are close to 2000 National Days in the year and over 150 of them are celebrated in February. Be sure to check out this post to discover more about the national days in February, as well as the February printable calendar of national days.
Be sure to also check out these other foodie national days this month:
- National Homemade Soup Day
- National Carrot Cake Day
- National Chili Day
- National Cherry Pie Day
- National Food Days in February
- Super Chicken Wing Day
Pin this post for National Frozen Yogurt Day for later
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If you would like to try your hand at making home made frozen yogurt treats, try one of these ideas.
- Frozen yogurt Bark with Berries
- Frozen yogurt Trail mix Bars
- Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
- Red White and Blue Frozen Yogurt Bark (perfect for the 4th of July, too!)
- Frozen yogurt Pink ice Squares
- Mixed Berry Frozen Yogurt
- Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pops
- Key Lime Pie Frozen Yogurt Pops
And my favorite recipe is this home made soft serve frozen yogurt recipe. Print it out below.
- 1/4 cup water
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 3 cups plain Greek yogurt, cold
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste)
- Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan over medium high heat.
- Continue boiling for about a minute and a half so that the sugar has dissolved into a clear syrup.
- Using a whisk attachment in the bowl of a stand mixer beat the egg whites to the soft peak stage using a medium high speed.
- Reduce the speed to low and gently pour in the hot sugar syrup.
- Once the sugar is added, turn the mixer to high and beat until you get a thick glossy meringue about 5 minutes.
- Fold in the Greek yogurt and vanilla bean paste and mix until well incorporated.
- Transfer the mixture to your ice cream maker and churn according to the directions until frozen but still a soft serve consistency. This takes about 10-12 minutes depending on your mixer.
- Serve right away with your favorite toppings.
- Store in the freezer and soften before you re-serve.
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