by Ellen Blake
Yes – Love me some frozen yogurt!
People started to eat plain yogurt more than 4,000 years ago, mostly in the Middle East and India. It wasn’t until the early 1900’s, though, that yogurt made it’s way to the U.S. In the 1970’s, With ice cream surging in popularity, freezing and production technology was transferred to yogurt to create a creamy new product. Initially people did not love the taste, but the taste improved through the years and is now in demand as a delicious cold treat that tastes like ice cream, but thought to be healthier. So, February 6th, head on over to your favorite frozen yogurt shop to celebrate National Frozen Yogurt Day.
National Frozen Yogurt Day Deals and Freebies (2020)
TCBY offers your first 6 oz. of frozen yogurt free on Feb. 6th.
3. Orange Leaf
Depending on the location, Orange Leaf gives you a free small cup, or up to 6 oz. of free yogurt on Feb. 6th.
4. 16 Handles
Rewards members get 3 oz. of soft serve plus free toppings at all 16 Handles locations,and loyalty members receive a $2.75 coupon to redeem between Feb. 7 and 29. when they scan the 16 Handles app on National Frozen Yogurt Day.
5. Red Mango
Get $5 fill-ups at participating stores.
Why We Love National Frozen Yogurt Day
This first reason is obvious – it’s delicious! There are so many flavors, so many toppings and so little time. Sweet or tart, it’s hard to imagine a better treat any time day or night. And yogurt contains naturally occurring bacteria that might have a positive effect on your digestive system, though keep in mind frozen yogurt is not necessarily lower in calories than ice cream.
How Can I Celebrate?
We recommend you make a frozen yogurt cake. It’s simple.
Two easy ways to make a frozen yogurt cake:
- Combine two cups of ground graham crackers (or you can use your favorite cookie – I like to use chocolate wafers) with ½ cup of melted butter, then firmly press the mixture into the bottom of a pie dish. Add a few scoops of your favorite yogurt to fill the dish almost to the top and cover with fun toppings. It will be ready to serve after an hour or so in the freezer!
- Combine 1 tub (8 oz) thawed whipped topping and 2 six oz containers of low-fat yogurt (my favorite is raspberry). Spoon into a ready to use graham cracker crumb crust. Freeze until firm (about 4 hours), top with fresh raspberries and enjoy!