Melbourne’s weather is finally starting to pick up with Summer just around the corner, and it’s usually around this time of the year that we start to hit panic mode about how much we have neglected our bodies over the winter period. So we’re ditching the heavier meals that we might crave during the colder months and opting for lighter, healthier meals and snacks that compliment this beautiful sunshine that’s finally decided to join us.
Sun and ice-cream usually go hand in hand, but a healthy alternative that still satisfies your sweet-icey-cream-dreams is frozen-yoghurt, which has become a popular trend in Melbourne. Melbournians are switching gelato for fro-yo, guilt free and delicious.
Couturing have picked our favourite frozen yoghurt places in Melbourne worth visiting when you feel like a treat to beat the heat.
Tutti Frutti – City
Located in QV Melbourne and Melbourne Central in the CBD, Tuttu Frutti makes eating frozen yoghurt more like a science experiment. Everything is DIY – 100% self serve!
1. Grab a cup.
2. Dispense frozen yoghurt.
3. Add favourite toppings.
4. Pay by weight.
YoBar – 361 Chapel Street, South Yarra.
Amongst all of the hustle and bustle that is Chapel Street, lies a cute little FroYo bar that you can treat yourself to after a day of shopping. YoBar’s yoghurt is all 96% – 99.9% fat free and the toppings range from organic muesli with fresh fruit to all kinds of sweets, so you can have YoBar at any time of the day, even brekky.
Cacao Green – 835 Burke Rd, Camberwell & 696 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn.
Also located on Bourke Street and Swanston Street in the city, Cacao Green boasts all natural and organic ingredients that are delicious and nutritious. ‘Cacao’ translates to ‘food of the Gods’ and ‘Green’ represents the organic quality of the cacao fruit – they are dead serious about creating healthy products that are rich in nutrients including vitamins, minerals and probiotics.
Yo-Chi – 292 Carlisle Street, Balaclava
Yo-Chi is another fun self-serve store with amazing toppings like ‘green apple fruit pearls’ and ‘Halva’, a sweet middle eastern treat – yum! Their signature frozen yoghurt flavour is honey soybean, worth the trip to taste this signature flavour.
Igloo Zoo – 195 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.
Igloo Zoo is Australia’s first culture bar, with an amazing architecturally designed store to back up its huge range of frozen yoghurts. They have literally won awards for the architectural design of their stores, pop in and see for yourself. They also have Igloo blends (similar to a smoothie) and Igloo warmers in flavours like hot rhubarb and apple crumble, they really do take the concept to a whole new level.