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5 Best Frozen Yogurt Spots in Orange County

This smooth, ice cold, tasty treat can be enjoyed all year long. I’m referring to frozen yogurt (aka: froyo), which seems to have taken a front seat to ice cream as a more healthy dessert alternative over the years.


And it’s no wonder when considering it is a thriving $8 billion industry in the United States. The froyo industry is projected to continuing growing with 90 percent of all U.S. households regularly consuming frozen desserts.

Here are a few top Orange County froyo spots* that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

This is a favorite of my family and lots of our friends. Yogurtland is an international franchise chain of frozen yogurt stores based in Irvine. They offer self-serve soft-serve frozen yogurt with active cultures. There are a variety of tasty selections and toppings. The new Laguna Niguel store (next to Whole Foods) is clean with friendly, helpful staff. I especially like the yummy lemon water station that is all you can drink and free of charge.

23886 Aliso Creek Road
Laguna Niguel, CA

32585 Golden Lantern Street
Dana Point, CA

27741 Crown Valley Parkway (Kaleidoscope)
Mission Viejo, CA


Golden Spoon Yogurt
They describe themselves as a “health-conscious frozen yogurt chain offering fat-free and low-fat options, plus classic toppings.” We frequent the Aliso Viejo location. It is not a self serve, but they are not skimpy on the toppings, and it is priced well. They offer a stamp card for those regulars. We like to sit outside on the benches near the Aliso Viejo Town Center fountain when the weather is not too hot, and enjoy our delicious Golden Spoon yogurt.

26741 Aliso Creek Road, Suite C
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

28251 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

23572 El Toro Road, Suite C
Lake Forest, CA 92630

26012 Marguerite Parkway, Suite D
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Cherry on Top
This is another favorite froyo spot my daughters and I frequent as well. We’ve only been to the Laguna Niguel location (Sports Chalet parking lot in the Pacific Park Plaza). It is a self-serve format with a plethora of selections and toppings. There’s no free flavored water, but there is a Starbucks next door and some comfy seating in the outdoor dining area. This is a good place to let the kids run around while you enjoy a cup of joe. It is a busy street corner, though, so you have to keep a watchful eye on those little ones.

27020 Alicia Parkway, Suite B
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

28181 Marguerite Parkway, Suite 23
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

3910 E. Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92869


Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
I have not personally visited a Menchie yogurt location, but a few friends raved about this self-serve froyo. Reviews online praise the chain for its yummy non-dairy flavors, which is especially great for those with food allergies.

30211 Golden Lantern, Suite A
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

21109 Newport Coast Drive
Suite #21111
Newport Beach, CA 92657

15333 Culver Drive Suite 360
Irvine, CA 92604

19694 Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Tutti Frutti
Though I’ve never been to a Tutti Frutti, a few friends love the flavor of this self serve froyo. Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt has developed over 100 flavors and recipes for both naturally “tart” and traditional “creamy” flavors.

6376 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, CA 92620

*Additional locations and details about store hours, flavors, toppings are available on the various company Web sites.

Yogurt, Yogurt, We All Scream for FREE YOGURT!
Yogurtland and The Hershey Company have teamed up for the fourth annual National Frozen Yogurt Day celebration on Monday, February 2. Yogurtland locations will offer free frozen yogurt, toppings and a limited edition Hershey’s® collectible spoon, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Kristal Zacharias is the mother of two beautiful, vivacious girls, and wife of a hunky husband who works in the action sports industry. For the past 15 years, Kristal has worked for several Fortune 500 companies as a professional communicator. Follow her journey at Clearly Kristal or on Facebook and Twitter.


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