There’s a lot to like about frozen yogurt. It’s tasty, it’s healthy, it’s great to help you cool down on a hot day, and it’s deliciously creamy to boot. But did you also know you can add and improve upon the taste of frozen yogurt your own way, with sauces, toppings and additions? There are a large number of creative things to make your frozen yogurt taste better, which just a little imagination and a good sense for flavor.

Of course throwing you a tub of frozen yogurt and saying “go nuts with the nuts” can be a little daunting for those who aren’t usually left to decide for themselves what to have with their food. There’s also the fear that what you think might be a winning combination is actually very disappointing in the end. So here’s our own list of things you can have with your frozen yogurt to help get you started.

Cherries and Red Wine

This delightfully fruity combination can add a dash of flavor to your frozen yogurt. The sweet, soft taste of the cherry can contrast deliciously with the tang of the wine, all of which use the frozen yogurt as a sort of canvas for it all. This is more of a topping than anything else, but feel free to mix the two additions in as well to let the frozen yogurt really soak in the flavor.

Chopped Raspberries

Raspberries are very juicy by their nature, so chopping them up and placing them onto the frozen yogurt will allow their juices to soak more readily into your treat. The result is a topping that really gives the sweet taste of raspberry, which is tasty without being too unorthodox. It’s an excellent go-to if you want to expand on your dessert without risking the unknown.

Avocado and Mint

Both of these ingredients will give your dessert a sharper, more refreshing taste. If you’re looking for something with a little more kick than most other frozen yogurt combinations, then you’ll definitely enjoy these two. It’s great if you want something to freshen you up a little after a particularly heavy meal.

Maple Syrup and Hazelnut

Layer some maple syrup within the frozen yogurt and then sprinkle some hazelnut over the top for a little bit of nutty flavor. The syrup will freeze and stiffen between the layers of yogurt, giving the dish a much more solid structure than the yogurt would alone. It also gives the dessert a much more deliciously sweet and savoury taste as well.

Chocolate, Banana and Strawberry

Another layer combination, place chocolate between some layers of yogurt and sprinkle the banana and strawberry over it as a topping. The banana gives the yogurt a creamy, chewy texture, with a mild flavor that contrasts rather well with the sharper tang of the strawberry. Both of these will work very well with the chocolate mixed in with the yogurt too.

Cocoa Powder and Nut

A simple yet highly rewarding frozen yogurt combination. Mix the cocoa powder in with the yogurt until it’s taken as much of the chocolate’s flavor as possible, then sprinkle nuts over the top. Sit
back and enjoy.

Apple and Summer Fruit

Apple has a very crisp, sharp flavor that goes excellently when mixed with the sweeter flavors of summery fruits such as raspberry, mulberry and strawberry or even peach. Mix them all together with the yogurt to get a real taste of August. Try to experiment with different breeds of apple as well, as different varieties will give different flavors and combinations.

Graham Crackers, Pumpkin Butter and Pumpkin Seeds

Layer the bottom first with graham crackers to give the frozen yogurt a firm base. You can add another layer if you wish to give it a satisfying cake effect. Then sprinkle pumpkin butter and pumpkin seeds on top. If you like, add layers of pumpkin butter in the centre of the yogurt too. This one can be a winning combination for Thanksgiving and Harvest Fair parties!

With so many options, there’s almost no end to the flavor combinations you can discover. With summer right around the corner, you might want to get started. Check for a location near you and dig in!

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Christian Mills is a freelance writer and family man who contributes articles and advice on a variety of issues affecting families and the home. In a pinch, and it’s always in a pinch, he can be relied on for the next tasty but nutritious treat to appease the little ones.