Full confession: You’ve read about the one person on earth who actually likes fruitcake? Well, I’m him. While everyone else in my family’s annual Christmas dinner turns his nose up at that weighty heavily spiced ring of rum-soaked fruit, nuts, and cake, I’m one happy — and solitary — camper.
Until I step on the scale post-holidays. That is why when I was assigned the job of taste testing Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice Frozen Yogurt — the newest seasonal flavor at 16 Handles — I didn’t need to be asked twice. Naturally flavored with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves (shades of my beloved fruitcake), the creamy soft serve is also reminiscent of my second favorite holiday dessert: pumpkin pie.
The soft serve is actually not bad for you health-wise. It is made with cashew milk, instead of dairy (ideal for vegans and the lactose-intolerant), and is only 150 calories per serving.
I was also enamored of the Oh My Pumpkin Pie, made with real pumpkin and the same spice blend. For chocolate enthusiasts, I recommend the White Chocolate Peppermint, or the Eggnog, a refreshing variation on the holiday classic beverage.
These fro-yo flavors are around for just through the holidays, so strike while the iron is cold (or something like that).
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