When it’s hot and humid out (and let’s face it, when isn’t it hot and humid out in Houston?), there’s nothing quite like a cold, sweet treat to brighten your day and give you a bit of a pick-me-up. Frozen yogurt is an especially great choice for going out with friends because it’s so versatile.
Do you prefer original tart with granola and fresh fruit and all the health benefits that come with cultured dairy products? No problem. Or maybe you just want to go all out with chocolate, vanilla, and dulce de leche all swirled together in one cup and weighed down with as many sweet candies and sauces as you can muster? Well hey, that’s an option, too. Either way, it’s fully customizable and the perfect way to cool down. We’ve put together a list of the best places to get frozen yogurt in Houston for you to take a look at.
Top Houston Frozen Yogurt Places
Yogurtland is pretty upfront about its passion for yogurt. This chain is based out of California. It’s self-service, so you can take your time to pick which flavors and how much of each you want. There are standard base flavors like the original tart–always a crowd pleaser!–and seasonal flavors that rotate. Some highlights are pumpkin, taro, and mango tart. This can mean that you’re in for a fun surprise when you walk in, but it may also mean that you’re never quite sure when you’re likely to see your favorite flavor next. As with most froyo places, you can’t forget about the toppings. Look forward to cereal, fresh fruit, cookies, and candy. There are also non-dairy and sugar-free options for froyo-lovers with dietary restrictions. Note: pricing is done by weight, a common practice at self-serve yogurt places, so keep that in mind as you’re piling on those toppings. You’d be surprised at how quickly they can add up!
Where: 303 Memorial City Mall #247, Houston, TX 77024
2. Fresco Frozen Yogurt
Fresco Frozen Yogurt is a smaller, simpler froyo shop. You’ll get to order your yogurt and toppings at the counter here, and the flavor options aren’t as varied as they are at some of the chains. The flavors that are available pack a punch, though, and the prices are reasonable. This is a good place to go if you want a cozy, locally-owned experience with less common fruit flavors like pomegranate and lychee alongside the usual staples. Popping boba is a standout topping here. You’ll enjoy the tiny little burst of fruit flavor in every bite.
Where: 9710 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77055
3. Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Another major chain, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt boasts a history of over 80 different flavors. Of course, they only have 16 on tap for you to choose from at a time. Some local favorites are the pistachio, coconut, and strawberry. Fresh fruit such as strawberries and kiwi are on hand for you to add to your cup, as well. You can snag some cookie crumbles, sprinkles, or gummy bears to top off your froyo, too, if you’re in less of a healthy mood. Minimalist, always clean, and brightly colored, Orange Leaf strikes a good balance between kid-friendly and adult-friendly.
Where: 18121 Tuckerton Rd Ste 160, Cypress, TX 77433
4. Tree House – Craft Coffee & Frozen Yogurt
Tree House – Craft Coffee & Frozen Yogurt is a locally-owned coffee shop–so, not the first place that comes to mind when you’re looking for places to go for frozen yogurt in Houston. To be sure, it’s an unusual combination. You can get a lavender latte, a bagel with cream cheese, or a heaping cup of ube froyo. The flavors rotate every month, and you’ll be getting a more standard café experience when you order it. It won’t be self-serve, and the emphasis is definitely more on the yogurt than on exciting toppings. But if you’re looking to eat tasty froyo in a casual coffee shop setting, this is the place for you. The yogurt is all kosher and low- or non-fat.
Where: 14008 Memorial Dr # B, Houston, TX 77079
5. Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt
Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt is another self-service chain that has a rotating list of flavors. For its part, Tutti Frutti clocks in at 125 flavors, but again, you’ll only see a fraction of those at a time. Some locations rotate more than others, so you may see much of the same. Some options include the triple berry, strawberry shortcake, and cookies and cream. If you’re not feeling the yogurt, you can always reach for one of the fruit sorbets. A lot of customers really love the mini mochi ball topping, as well.
Where: 19901 Kingsland Blvd, Houston, TX 77094
llaollao is a standout on this list because, while it’s a chain, it’s also an international import all the way from Spain. Llaallao makes natural frozen yogurt from a skim milk base with fresh fruit, sauce, and crunchy mix-ins. The brand is very health-focused, and the yogurt itself is high in calcium and probiotics. Customers enjoy how fresh the flavors are, and how the yogurt is never overly sweet, which can be a pitfall of other frozen yogurt in Houston. The toppings also come free with the yogurt order–no putting it on the scale to watch the numbers tick up!–and the prices are very reasonable.
Where: 5085 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
Pinkberry has some pretty strong name-brand recognition for a reason. It’s the frozen yogurt that got everyone excited about frozen yogurt again. For the quintessential Pinkberry experience, go with classic tart or one of the smoothie options. Pomegranate, mango, and coconut are some standouts. You can choose from six flavors of yogurt at a given time, and the staff will make your order for you; it’s not self-service. The yogurt here tends to be less sweet and more tart. If you prefer your frozen yogurt to more obviously taste like yogurt, this yogurt shop will probably appeal to you. Prices here can run a little high, so keep that in mind.
Where: 5085 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
8. Yogurt Yo!
Yogurt Yo! is a small, local establishment with the standard self-service setup. You go in, pick from one of several rotating options (this month, the theme is carnivals), add your toppings, and weigh your cup to see how much you need to pay. The staff is friendly and accommodating, the flavors cover a good range of fruity, tart, and chocolatey. There’s a really good variety of fresh fruit options, as well.
Where: 1809 Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 77077
9. Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt is a pastel-colored wonderland for kids and adults alike. This chain also follows the self-service business model. You can grab a sample cup (though this depends on the location for the duration of the pandemic) and try out the different flavors on tap. Then, pick which ones you want to put into your cup. Cold brew, Hi-chew, cinnamon bun, a mango sorbet–there’s a lot to choose from. The flavors rotate, but you’ll always have the standard vanilla, tart, and chocolate flavors to fall back on. Dairy-free, gluten-free, no sugar added, and vegan options are all available at Menchie’s, and labels are always prominently displayed. One highlight of the toppings: chocolate-covered strawberries.
Where: 13421 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77082
With its cheerful frog mascot displayed prominently on its cups, sweetFrog is determined to make your day a little bit sweeter. The shop is cute, lively, and inviting with friendly service. Grab a cup and serve yourself a swirly helping of pumpkin, cake batter, or peanut butter. Naturally, the flavors change around with the seasons. Butterscotch sauce, fresh berries, and gummy frogs are great ways to liven up your yogurt, as well.
Where: 1214 W 43rd St Ste 1200, Houston, TX 77018
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