True to my latest addiction, I’ve hit three out of the four frozen yogurt establishments previous mentioned within the last two weeks.
Heading north on I-55 to Lake Harbour, I ventured into a brand new part of town (new to me) and met some friends at Sweet Tree Yogurt on Saturday. Sweet Tree occupies a small space in a strip mall, with a bench lining one wall and cute tables topped with vases of fresh flowers. We visited in the middle of the afternoon and it was packed!
Thank goodness for sample cups, because we were overwhelmed with the yogurt choices. At any of these self-serve yogurt shops, this is how it works:
- Start by tasting the yogurt before making your final decision, ask for a sample cup at the register or a staff person will get the sample for you.
- Grab a cup near the yogurt machines and fill to your hearts desire. Be careful because it can come out fast and the cup is much bigger than you think it is.
- Go to town on the toppings bar and throw on whatever you like, or be a purist and skip the toppings altogether.
- The cup is weighed at the registered and you pay by the ounce.
Around here the average price is $0.45 per ounce, and my cups have been around $3-$3.50. You can easily rack up a high yogurt bill if you fill the cup to the brim or put on a lot of toppings.
Pictured above is a mixed palate of flavors from Sweet Tree Yogurt: German chocolate, white chocolate mousse, cheesecake, blueberry trifle, chocolate, and peanut butter. There’s a few strawberries and Reese Peanut Butter cup pieces sprinkled on for good measure.
I love the flavors of fro-yo more than the vast selection of toppings (clearly). And after visiting Berry Berry Good, Sweet Tree, and Sweet Cece’s, I believe Sweet Tree has the best tasting yogurt flavors and the highest number to choose from. Sadly it’s also the farthest away from our apartment, but is certainly worth the trip.
Sweet Tree Yogurt
772 Lake Harbour Suite 5
Ridgeland, MS 39157