Yoghurt (or Yogurt)
Usage in a sentence: “She loved the fruit-flavoured packaged yoghurt that her mom bought her every summer.”
Yoghurt is a dish that most Indian grandmoms and moms churn out for daily use. You may confuse this word with curds, or ‘dahi’ as it is called in India. There is only a fine line of difference between the two: method of preparation and the beneficial bacterial strains that kick-start the fermentation of milk.
However, this post is not about the done-and-dusted yoghurt. It’s about yoghurt in a form that rivals ice-cream. Mumbai has seen the rise of many dessert salons offering this sweet dish. I remember Pinkberry setting up shop near my school. I so badly wanted to enter that beautiful pink portal to bliss. I haven’t tasted frozen yoghurt till now (I’m guessing you’d have guessed it), but do hope to treat myself after I complete the #AtoZChallenge . Can you believe it? Tomorrow’s the last day 😦
Some facts about (frozen) yoghurt:
- In the 1970s, frozen yoghurt’s entry into the dessert market was a distinct failure—consumers complained that it tasted too much like yoghurt.
- Frozen yoghurt was soon available in a variety of flavors throughout the U.S. It proved to be just as versatile as ice cream, served in cones and cups, with toppings, on crepes, waffles, and banana splits. Frozen yoghurt offers a tangier flavor than ice cream and more depth in flavor and texture than sherbet.
- Flavours include: cranberry, cookie dough, oatmeal raisin, pumpkin, pineapple, java latte, pomegranate, salted caramel, marshmallow, spiced chai latte, cookies and cream, peanut butter, red velvet cake, gingerbread cookie, Nutella, iced coffee, mocha fudge and cappuccino. (Available at Menchies – it’s currently based in USA, and has franchises in India at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Tamil Nadu, Ludhiana and it’s here in Mumbai too! <3)
- Did you know that yoghurt can be made from the milk of any mammal be it goat sheep, water buffalo, yak and camel?
- Yoghurt can make workouts less tiring by reducing the muscular stress. It is also beneficial for those who are lactose intolerant.
Have you tasted frozen yoghurt? Which flavour and topping do you recommend to a first timer? Share in the comments section! 🙂