This week’s Two for Tuesday is actually Three for Tuesday. Three varieties of strawberry yogurt.
So Delicious yogurts are dairy free. They make them with almond or coconut milks. I got the strawberry Greek cultured almond milk yogurt. Boy, am I glad I can eat dairy. I didn’t like this at all and didn’t even finish it. It had a very starchy taste and a gelatinous texture with a fake strawberry flavor.
Smari organic Icelandic strawberry yogurt is very creamy with a hint of strawberry. It’s so creamy and flavorful, it’s hard to believe it is fat free. Smari uses the milk from Jersey and Guernsey cows in Wisconsin to make its yogurt, and the milk from these breeds is creamier. Smari also claims to have more protein per serving than any other yogurt in the United States.
Wallaby Organic Greek lowfat strawberry yogurt has a creamy pure yogurt taste. The strawberry has a bit of an artificial taste to it. I really like the yogurt and prefer it plain.
Nothing like a stroll on the High Line to end the holiday weekend. And some delicious gelato!
July is National Ice Cream Month. In honor of my favorite creamy sweet treat, I’m doing a Sweets Week with a focus on frozen treats like ice cream and frozen yogurt.
L’Arte del Gelato is my favorite gelato in the city. Now, the original shop is named Dolce Gelateria, and the locations in Chelsea Market, the High Line and Lincoln Center Plaza are still named L’Arte del Gelato. I love many of the flavors here. On a recent trip to the High Line, I got strawberry gelato and frutti di bosco sorbet.
Verdict: Still my favorite gelato in the city. Both flavors are delish, but the sorbet was the standout.
July is National Ice Cream Month, so I’m doing a Sweets Week with a focus on frozen treats like ice cream and frozen yogurt.
I love Van Leeuwen ice cream. My favorite flavor is currants and cream, a flavor that is seasonal and often sold out. I like many of their flavors (except cinnamon, which I think is a bit overdone with cinnamon). I usually have to chase down their truck on Bleecker Street or in the Meatpacking District, but now they have a permanent store on East 7th Street, so I can visit at my leisure. On this trip, I got the basics, strawberry and chocolate.
Verdict: Do you remember when Breyer’s ice cream was all natural and good? When I taste Van Leeuwen strawberry, I taste that familiar fresh strawberry ice cream. Van Leeuwen captures the texture and flavor of pure ice cream. The chocolate is good too, but the strawberry lives up to being called strawberry ice cream.
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Tagged artisan, chocolate, cinnamon, currants and cream, ice cream, July, National Ice Cream Month, strawberry, truck, Van Leeuwen
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’m thinking of chocolates with red fruits. How about a truffle from Godiva? The strawberry créme tarte truffle is a favorite of mine. Strawberry purée and vanilla mousse in a white chocolate shell–what more could you ask for? I love letting this linger on my tongue to get to its sweet, creamy center.
Royce’ Chocolate also has a fruity white chocolate bar mixed with powdered strawberries, three fruits, crispy almond puffs and a touch of banana flavor. These are yummy like a chocolate bar but, with the fruit and crunch, feel like they’re good for you like a breakfast bar.
Muller yogurt is from Europe but has joined with Quaker (Quaker oats) to bring Muller yogurt to the U.S. I tried Muller FrutUp, which is creamy yogurt topped with a fruit mousse. This take on yogurt is a refreshing change from the Greek yogurt craze. I like the whipped fruit on top. Both strawberry and raspberry are very good.
Alpina yogurt pairs creamy yogurt with a blend of granola. I tried Revive Tropical which is mango yogurt with a coconuty tropical blend. This mix was very good and the flavor combo blended well together.
I also tried Revive Chai Spices, which is honey yogurt with a chai granola. I wasn’t crazy about the chai granola; the flavor didn’t seem to blend well with the honey yogurt.