The Creation of Gourmet Frozen Yogurt Flavors
Frozen yogurt is an incredible treat year-round, and has increased in popularity both in yogurt shops, restaurants, and in grocery store freezers. In both soft serve and traditional forms, frozen yogurt offers a number of benefits of traditional ice creams, with a slightly tart flavor and a healthier fat content that gives it a lot of appeal. Frozen yogurt comes in just as many incredible flavor combinations as traditional ice creams, gelatos, sherbets, and sorbets – and then some. From rich, sweet treats to experimental options, there are many different flavors to choose from when it comes to frozen yogurt, and a lot of room for flavorists to experiment when coming up with new frozen yogurt flavors.
The simplest frozen yogurt flavors are not that much different from those one would expect to find when it comes to ice cream. Vanilla dominates, but it is important to remember that there is no universal vanilla flavor. Many different forms are available, which can easily be created with flavor ingredients such as Advanced Biotech’s Natural Vanilla Absolute. However, coming in a very close second are the many different varieties of chocolate that are available, from milk chocolate to Dutch chocolate, white chocolate, and everything in between.
The light, tart flavor of frozen yogurt also means that it pairs well with a number of different types of fruit flavors, which can be used to create a variety of sweet and healthy treats. Strawberry, raspberry, and banana are just a few of the many popular options that are available when it comes to fruit flavored frozen yogurt. However, tropical and other exotic fruit flavors are popular as well. Mango, coconut, and even sweet melon are just a few options that may be found in the creation of frozen yogurt flavors.
One of the biggest flavor trends throughout the frozen dessert industry is the recreation of other desserts, such as baked goods, custards, and even sweet drinks. Flavorists have a lot of room for experimentation when it comes to recreating these flavors in frozen yogurt, which acts as a perfectly neutral base for the creation of many different flavors, from chocolate lava cake and tiramisu to lemon custard, key lime pie, chocolate chip cookies, and much more. Because of these novelty flavors in frozen yogurt being so predominant, buttery, creamy, and even bready flavors are all popular flavor ingredients in the creation of these products.
Ice cream offers flavorists a lot of room for experimentation – frozen yogurt even more so, as it is not naturally as sweet as ice cream and it has that natural tartness, which can greatly enhance a flavor. That makes frozen yogurt perfect for flavorists who like to be a little more playful in their flavor creation. Whether they are looking to capture some of the biggest flavor trends of the moment, such as chocolate, caramel, and sea salt, or they are looking to start a trend of their very own, there are many different ways for those in the flavor industry to do much with frozen yogurt.