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Home for the Summer? Living in Chicago? Scream for some healthy ice cream!

May 23, 2011

It is the summer, and with the growing temperature, there is no better treat then a frozen treat to cool off a hot Chicagoan! We gathered up the places in Chicago offering the tastiest and healthiest frozen treats!

Tropical Sno- Willow Springs, Oak Lawn Hardin, Burbank, Tolono, Fairview Heights. This Hawaiian shaved ice is better than most hard, crunchy snow cones. The ice is the closest to snow that you can get in the dog days of summer and with a myriad of flavors, it appeals to people of all ages. Plus, only 25 calories per 8oz serving!

Red Mango- Oakbrook Terrace, Naperville, Lakeview, Glenview, Evanston, Chicago O’hare (coming soon). 100% all-natural, nonfat and around 100 calories, with probiotics, no artificial sweeteners, live cultures (400 million live cultures per gram!) and gluten-free. Flavors include: original, pomegranate, tangomonium and Madagascar vanilla and toppings from mangos to organic Newman-O’s.

Berry Chill- Chicago (Lasalle, State St, Ogilvie, Belmont (coming soon)). No artificial chemicals, all natural, lactose-free, with live active cultures and it is open until 4 a.m.! The original flavor and rotating flavors of the month of Hot Chocolate, Pina Colada and Passion fruit.

Cloud 9- Chicago (Belmont). Snow Ice is a cross between ice cream and shaved ice,  made with a blend of fresh fruit, cream, milk, water and sugar and it was originated in Asia. The fact that there are no added preservatives, healthy, low-calorie, and low-fat and with flavors such as mango,chocolate, original, strawberry and green tea, it’s no surprise this place is garnering attention and a small fan base. Also a wide variety of toppings from the popular condensed milk to the interesting red bean topping!

Starfruit- What makes Starfruit unique is that it uses Lifeway Kefir, which contains 10 active probiotics, which encourage the growth of good bacteria in your digestive system and is easily digested. We stated the importance of probiotics  here, and this frozen yogurt is full of them! Flavors are original, peach, blueberry, pomegranate, strawberry-banana, green, strawberry, chocolate and raspberry and toppings varying from whey protein to Goji berries.

Yoberri- Lincoln Park, IL. Owned by a young woman, this small, locally owned shop features one flavor filled with live and active cultures and many tasty toppings available. The taste speaks for itself, and we love how it is owned and operated by young Chicagoans much like us!

Forever Yogurt- Chicago (coming soon) Lincoln Park (coming soon) and Wicker Park. Forever Yogurt is self-serve and top-it-yourself so that you can decide how much you want… of everything! This yogurt is all natural, gluten-free, kosher and offers non-fat (with flavors vanilla, banana, strawberry, pomegranate-rasberry tart, original tart, cable car chocolate and  new york cheesecake,), low-fat (red-velvet cake, reese’s peanut butter, coconut), non-dairy (mango-tango sorbet, strawberry kiwi sorbet) and no sugar added (vanilla, chocolate).


Freshberry- Chicago (Ontario St.) All natural and offering not only the typical frozen yogurt and smoothies, but also Fresh Pops, which are made with all-natural yogurt and fruit and under 100 calories. Flavors of frozen yogurt include: decadent dark chocolate, FreshBerry Tart, Vanilla No Sugar Added, Acai Berry, Strawberry, Mango and Pomegranate.

Do you love any other delectable but healthy frozen treat places? Let us know at healthyinchicago@gmail.com!

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  1. Emu permalink
    August 12, 2011 7:00 am

    I tried healthy ice cream last week. It tastes a lot better!

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