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Jun 8, 2011 11:04 AM

Looking for creamy soft serve tart frozen yogurt WITH FAT! :o

Can anyone help me find this In LA? I really don't like the fat free variety... too icy, too thin... here's my ideal wish list: tart, creamy (with fat, although low fat is ok :) organic, with probiotics. Does this exist? I'm about to buy a soft serve ice cream machine just to make it myself!


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  1. i'd like to piggyback on your request:

    if anyone knows of any ORGANIC soft serve, fat, non-fat, low fat, any flavor, please let me know.

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      1. re: mollyomormon

        ooooh I'll try that too... and they are opening in santa monica! brilliant!

        1. re: mollyomormon

          I didn't realize they had reopened! I went several times in 2008 and then heard they closed in 2009. The froyo was very good.

          1. re: mollyomormon

            i LOVED sno when it was in Beverly Hills.
            didn't know that they still existed in any form.
            thank you SO much!

            1. re: mollyomormon

              okay, you're officially my current CH hero...i had no idea they had been resurrected! sno:la was my favorite chocolate fro yo of all time and i was devastated when the original BH shop closed. i can't wait for the SM location to open :)

              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                i was another sno:la fan but am not optimistic about seeing them in a US store anytime soon:( they have been saying that the beverly hills shop will re-open and that the sm location will open for a while now, but it does not seem to be happening. to put it into context, the jamba juice that they say they will be next to has since moved to another location. if anyone can get some concrete info (tried to call a while back and email with no reply) that would be great!

                1. re: Bugg Superstar

                  I've never been, but according to google maps and google street view (where you can actually see the storefront) sno:la beverly hills is still there. I might take a trip over there to find out. I will let you all know.

                  1. re: semidivine

                    good call. If I make it to the Samo farmers market on Sunday I'll ask them there..

                    1. re: mollyomormon

                      Hi Molly O, does SaMo have another farmer's market on Sundays?? Is this the one on Cloverfield?? Maybe I've missed it since PacPal is also on Sundays. Thanks.

                      1. re: Phurstluv

                        The Sunday Santa Monica farmers market is on Ocean Park and Main Street behind the museum 9:30am-1pm.

                        California Heritage Museum
                        2612 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4002

                        1. re: wienermobile

                          Thanks, wieney, I have never been to that one, guess I'll make a trip soon!

                          1. re: Phurstluv

                            The Sunday farmers market it more prepared foods than it is produce and it's a bit of a scene but it could be a really fun kids to take your kids for brunch and to listen to the live music while playing on the grass in front to the museum.

                            1. re: mollyomormon

                              Sounds like a good plan, thanks, Molly O.

          2. I believe the Yogurt Shoppe in the Palisades uses organic ingredients. It is def soft serve, but they change flavors and fat contents daily or semi daily. Two blocks in on the south side of Sunset boulevard on Swarthmore.

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              1. It is so incredibly easy to make at home with an ice cream maker.

                Buy plain organic yogurt from wherever you like, stir in some simple syrup, maybe 2 table spoons of fresh lemon juice, churn. 20 min later, "soft serve" tart froyo, organic, tart, with fresh blueberries, etc.

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                1. re: TonyC

                  the clean up for making one serving of soft serve is not worth it.
                  if i had others in the household who would share, it would be another matter. . . .

                  1. re: TonyC

                    assuming one *owns* an ice cream maker...

                    1. re: TonyC

                      You are so right. TonyC. I have suddenly fallen in love with my ice cream-froyo maker. I have not made homemade froyo yet, but love how it does the sorbets.

                      My mom bought me the Cuisinart maker, about 2-3 years ago for a Christmas present. At first, I was a little dismayed, since it was another appliance to store, and I really didn't think I'd make it. Now that a new and delicious Yogurt Shoppe has opened in my area of town, and my kids want to go ALL THE TIME, I can't believe how much $$ I've spent there. It's delicious, but at least now I can make it here at home, for pennies what it costs me in the village. And you can make any flavor your heart desires, or use up all the lovely overripe produce you have in your kitchen, instead of throwing them away!

                      And, PS - I think it cost about $40. I've already spent that and then some at the Yogurt Shoppe!!

                      And clean up, westsidegal, is not a big deal. Clean up on the panini pan is a whole different story. The only thing is you have to keep the bowl in the freezer, so it's ready when you decide on a whim to make some.

                    2. Patricia Wells recipe + full fat or lower fat yogurt....