There are no flavor combinations that are off limits at Chill Yogurt Cafe, which fosters flavor experimentation with 79 varieties of frozen yogurt, custard, and sorbet. Customers can also innovate by choosing a subset of more than 80 toppings. One might start by selecting swirls of Florida orange sorbet, Italian espresso, and cupcake batter. Each flavor contains only 20–35 calories per ounce, with most options containing no fat or added sugar. At the toppings bar, visitors customize each creation with pieces of fresh fruit, flakes of cereal, bits of candy, and drizzlings of sauce. The flavors change with the season and the availability of Oreos after milk surpluses.
For more than 43 years, the staffers at Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe have been crafting velvety ice creams right there in the shop. They whip up a rotating menu of flavors—on any given day, visitors might find german chocolate cake, pumpkin, pineapple orange, amaretto almond, or a new flavor the ice cream artisans are experimenting with. They place three big scoops of ice cream and flavors such as strawberry or coffee into blenders or on vibrating exercise platforms to create well-mixed milk shakes and malts. Whipped cream and a cherry top cherry, lemon, and root-beer sodas.
At each Tropical Smoothie Cafe location, healthy choices abound with drinks composed of fresh fruit and snacks loaded with veggies and premium meats and cheeses. The café’s colorful repertoire of smoothies runs the gamut from creamy, dessert-based indulgent creations to light and refreshing low-fat fruit options or frosty drinks boosted with supplements. Strawberries, bananas, and peaches mingle with exotic açaí and goji berries to form mouthwatering concoctions designed to deliver health-boosting antioxidants, essential nutrients, and laser vision–inducing vitamins. Drinks pair with ciabatta and griddled flatbread during breakfast and lunch, as well as with made-to-order salads and a host of wraps and sandwiches.