4 Surprising Health Benefits of Frozen Yogurt

Medically Reviewed by Madeline Hubbard, RN, BSN

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In the year 2018 alone, the United States produced a total of 6.4 billion pounds of ice cream and frozen yogurt for consumers to enjoy. Both of these creamy, frozen treats are clearly popular — and tasty — but what sets frozen yogurt apart from ice cream?

Though it's similar in appearance, frozen yogurt has some unique qualities that make its health impacts a bit unique among dessert options. For example, frozen yogurt has a lower fat content than the average ice cream. Plus, it's loaded with probiotics, or the "good bacteria" found in regular yogurt. Want to know more? We're delving into what, exactly, makes frozen yogurt such a great snack. 

What Is Frozen Yogurt?

Often referred to as “fro-yo,” this treat has become popularized by shops that specialize in build-your-own bowls. You know, several yogurt flavor options and a near-endless selection of toppings. Made from a combination of milk, sweetener and yogurt cultures, fro-yo has a creamy, light texture and a slightly tangy taste.