When I was a kid, hopping into the family car with my parents and making the short drive to the nearest TCBY was one of my favorite treats. Stark, bright interior, maddeningly sweet smell. I don’t even remember what I used to order (my money is on something vanilla with lots of sprinkles), but it was heaven for a six-year old.
Most frozen yogurt shops these days serve a number of vegan-friendly, fruity sorbets, but vegans are usually out of luck when it comes to something more classic, like vanilla or chocolate fro-yo. TCBY has partnered with Silk to change that. Last year they brought us chocolate almond frozen yogurt and now they’ve added vanilla to the mix! When they offered to send a gift card to try the Silk vanilla almond frozen yogurt, I gladly accepted.
TCBY hasn’t jumped on the self-serve bandwagon. Instead, you order the old fashioned way and the staff creates the treat for you. I had them top my yogurt with strawberries, almonds and peanuts (my favorite!) and Erik opted for a smorgasbord of toppings, including raspberries and Oreos. As you can see, they don’t skimp.
So enjoyable! It’s sweet with a hint of nuttiness from the almond milk. The texture isn’t as creamy as the average frozen yogurt or non-dairy ice cream — it has a tactile texture that is slightly icy — but it is still a fun, cool treat, and one that I’d be happy to have again.
Not all locations serve the vanilla almond (or chocolate) at all times, so be sure to call ahead. If they have enough demand, they’ll serve it.
What’s your favorite fro-yo topping?
I was provided with the product to review, but my opinions are completely my own.