It’s been a long day and all you want is a light, fun snack that will instantly make you feel better.
What do you turn to: frozen yogurt.
Boulder has been hit with these colorful, new sweet shops on every corner, to which we say, “keep ’em coming.”
Have the treat your way — choose the flavors and the toppings. Keep it on the healthier side with fruit and nuts, or load it up with candy and chocolate chips — hard to go wrong.
1335 Broadway St.
10 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday
This place, with it’s delightfully nutty name, is one of the newer froyo spots in town and it’s right on the Hill.
For anyone on an all-organic kick (or life), this is the spot. Yoyo’s has 12 organic flavors, plus 40 toppings.
1682 30th St.
Noon-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Boulder’s first self-serve frozen yogurt spot popped onto the scene in the middle of winter — yet there were still lines out the door to get a cup of its frozen yogurt.
It provides 16 flavors switched out frequently and more than 60 toppings, including delicious baked goods still warm from the oven. Ripple also keeps it creative with toppings by including Circus Animal cookies, popping balls and cake truffles.
1805 29th St.
11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. every day
For those who care about origin of their tasty soft serve, Spooners is the place for you.
It boasts all-natural ingredients with a tagline that says “Colorado cows… Colorado milk… Colorado yogurt.”
They also have tasty non-dairy options.
Try the individual flavors or mix it up with the combinations like mandarin orange and country vanilla to taste dreamsicle, or, for the best-named combo, marshmallow and peanut butter for fluffernutter.
1926 14th St.
11 a.m.-10 p.m. every day
Smooch provides smooth frozen yogurt and a full topping bar. If you’re bored of the same frozen yogurt, Smooch also provides mochi.
Mochi is a Japanese dessert, which is ice cream surrounded by sweetened rice paste. It might sound peculiar, but these treats are to-die-for.
Try the fruity flavors or the classic option green tea for an odd yet satisfying dessert.
Aspen Leaf Yogurt
637 S. Broadway St.
11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Finally frozen yogurt has come to south Boulder with Aspen Leaf Yogurt. Don’t be fooled by its drab surroundings on Table Mesa, the inside is just as colorful as the yogurt it serves.
Try chocolate covered frozen banana and pile on the toppings, like the fruit that is always prepared fresh and never frozen.
Aspen Leaf boasts treats from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, the company that owns the yogurt shop, on its topping bar. YUM.
2525 Arapahoe Ave.
11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday
Frozen yogurt might be the new craze, but Boulder Chill has known what the people have wanted for two decades.
This little Boulder favorite has been serving it up in the Village Shopping Center for 20 years. Stop by if you want old-school style from a place that’s been on the block since frozen yogurt was popular the last time around.
Try the red velvet and you’ll know why they’ve been around for so long.