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Healthy Ice Cream Toppings

Healthy Ice Cream Toppings

Live in Delray Beach, FL and trying to beat the heat? Head on over to FYI Delray, Delray Beach’s most popular frozen yogurt and ice cream parlor. Our air-conditioned interior and breezy covered café allows you to enjoy your dessert while watching sporting events and television on our indoor and outdoor flat screen TVs! If you are trying to watch your weight or suffer from food allergies, we recommend some of our healthier toppings. We’ll be providing some tips about making your ice cream healthier this 2018 holiday season.

Fruit is Your Friend

One of the healthiest things you can put on your ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and frozen yogurt is fruit! Instead of a peanut butter cup, try adding some blueberries or strawberries instead! Not only are they a healthy addition to any meal, they provide a huge amount of antioxidants and vitamin C to keep your system working at its best. These types of berries pair very well with chocolate yogurt flavors and they are also some of the healthiest fruits you can eat! It’s a win-win.

Substitute for Healthier Toppings

At FYI Delray, we have a variety of healthy toppings that you can choose from. If you’re looking to cut calories on your ice cream or frozen yogurt, try these simple switches:

1.         Instead of peanut butter or peanut butter sauce, try using regular nuts instead! With a bunch of healthy fats and fiber, nuts will help fill you up much faster than peanut butter sauce.

2.         Like we said above, fruit is always an awesome choice to put on top of ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt and gelato.

3.         Ask our staff what the lowest calorie options are! Generally, flavors made with less sugar and frozen yogurt tend to have the fewest calories.

Change it up at FYI Delray Beach!

We offer a number of alternatives if you are on a special diet or have dietary considerations. We have vegan and non-dairy ice cream in Delray Beach, as well as sugar free/no sugar added options. If you are a fitness-oriented person, we even serve protein shakes. Think that sugar free has to taste bad? Think again. Come in and try our raspberry cheesecake and toasted marshmallow sugar free flavors today! We have something for everyone at FYI Delray Beach.

The World’s Strangest Ice Cream Flavors

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The World’s Strangest Ice Cream Flavors

If you thought pistachio ice cream was a step in a strange ice cream direction, you should see what some people are doing around the world. Here at FYI Delray, we host a huge selection of ice cream, gelato, ice cream, and sorbet. We don’t carry anyone of the bizarre flavors below, and stick to tried and true classics. That doesn’t mean we can’t share what some of these strange flavors from around the world are!

 

1.         Japan – There are quite a few strange flavors to come out of one ice cream store in Japan. One ice cream store reportedly had flavors that ranged from octopus, to cow’s tongue, to charcoal, wasabi, and mackerel. A few of these flavors are meant only for the bravest of ice cream eaters.

2.         New York – Found in the Chinatown district of New York, one ice cream parlor serves up an ice cream that tastes like sesame noodles with peanut sauce! If you want something with that peanut butter flavor, we have peanut butter cup ice cream and peanut butter frozen yogurt at FYI Delray.

3.         London – Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish made with sheep’s stomach, oatmeal, spices, minced onions, and salt. Usually the final product is mixed with chicken stock. In an ice cream parlor in Harrod’s, they turn this flavor into an ice cream.

4.         Queens – Ice cream parlors in Queens have reportedly come up with a wide variety of strange specialties: horseradish, pizza, Jalapeno, and corn on the cob can be found in this neighborhood.

5.         Venezeula – Coromoto Ice Cream Shop has broken world records. Located in Merida, Venezuela, they have created over 900 ice cream flavors ranging from normal to crazy. A few of the flavors found were beef, sardines in brandy, onion and cheeseburger.

6.         Mexico – There has been ice cream made out of avocados and tequila. This could also be considered a wild take on guacamole! If you want something green, try our pistachio ice cream.

7.         The ice cream and custom experience company Lick Me I’m Delicious has created an ice cream that uses jelly fish as the main ingredient. If you lick the ice cream, the ice cream begins to glow. A single scoop sells for more than $200!

Frozen Yogurt in Delray Beach, FL  

If you aren’t looking to spend $200 a scoop for jellyfish ice cream today, head on over to FYI for amazing frozen yogurt and ice cream in Delray Beach, FL! We host a wide variety of more classic and popular flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry! We also have a few flavors that are unique, such as banana cream, steller coffee and, rum raisin! Come vists us today if you want to try the best ice cream in Delray Beach, FL.

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Gelato Vs. Ice Cream Vs. Frozen Yogurt

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Gelato Vs. Ice Cream Vs. Frozen Yogurt

All three? Yes please! Here at FYI Delray, we carry all three varieties of heaven. Have you ever wondered about the difference between the three? If you didn’t know,  ‘Gelato’ is the Italian word for ice cream! So, just ask for ice cream if you ever find yourself in Italy. Both ice cream and gelato are made out of similar ingredients, which usually include water, fat, and sugar. The difference is usually in the churning and mixing process. Typically, gelato has more milk compared to cream, whereas ice cream usually has more cream than milk. Another difference between the two is the churning speed. Gelato has a much slower churning speed than ice cream. As a result of the churning speed, gelato is milkier and denser with less air, while ice cream is mixed at a much faster pace. This causes the ice cream to consist of more air (usually between (25%-80%). Ice cream also tends to be milkier while gelato is more dense.

ENTER FROZEN YOGURT

Fro-yo is different than gelato and ice cream. Cream isn’t usually found in frozen yogurt. Cultured milk is generally used instead. However, the cultured milk used in frozen yogurt doesn’t possess the same pro-biotic properties as regular yogurt in the refrigerator due to the freezing process. When frozen, most of the healthy bacteria cultures die. As far as calories are concerned, gelato ranks the highest, with ice cream and frozen yogurt following close behind. Based on data from the USDA, gelato, ice cream and fro-yo consist of 240, 137, and 115 calories per serving.

How About Fat?

Gelato ranks in at 9 grams of fat per serving, which accounts for it’s high calorie content. Keep in mind that gelato is also the densest of the three, making it the most filling. Ice cream comes in a close second at 7 grams per serving, while fro-yo finishes at a modest 4 grams of fat per serving. The same can be said for saturated fats. From a calorie standpoint, it’s easy to vilify gelato. Ounce for ounce, gelato actually has 90 calories per serving, while ice cream has 125. This is because the USDA’s way of counting a serving size is by the half-cup. This is a flawed way of counting the energy potential of these foods because there is much more air in ice cream than gelato. If you get a scoop of gelato and a scoop of ice cream at the same size, than the ice cream will probably have less calories due to the gelato being denser. Ounce for ounce, gelato will be less calories.

Sugar Sugar Sugar

Toppings, mix-ins and the way these three dessert options are made can drastically affect the calories. Gelato may have less calories ounce for ounce than ice cream, but not if you add three peanut butter cups on top of it. Pay attention to how the ice cream is made, and don’t be afraid to ask one of our staff at the Delray location about how the ice cream is made! If you don’t care about the sugar content of your food, then this paragraph is not for you:

If you do care about the sugar content, then that is fine too! Try opting for healthier toppings such as real fruit (bananas, strawberries, blueberries etc.) or avoiding toppings in general. We promise, our ice cream, gelato, and frozen yogurt are rich and flavorful enough to enjoy without sugary toppings. However, there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself and adding a few chocolate chips to your dessert. We think the key to everything is moderation.

Delray Beach Frozen Yogurt

If you are in the Delray Beach, Boca Raton or Boynton Beach areas, we think that our ice cream is well worth your time. We are located in the heart of downtown Delray Beach and offer the most delicious frozen desserts in town! We have authentic Italian gelato, over 20 flavors of ice cream and sorbet, and have a hefty dose of frozen yogurt that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Plus, all frozen yogurts and gelato are certified kosher by ORB!

If you’re vegan, don’t sweat it! We have a ton of non-dairy and vegan flavors for you to sample. You can enjoy all these desserts in our breezy and cool, covered cafe while watching flat screen TV’s either indoors or outdoors. What are you waiting for? Come visit FYI Delray today and try Delray Beach’s favorite ice cream, gelato and fro-yo location!

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