We decided to only do a few fro-yo places for Scoops' out for Summer, mainly because they're all made with YoCream. But as YoCream is a local company, and there's just so dang much of it around town, we had to pay respect. And where better place to do that than YoCream HQ.
YoCream Company Store
10209 NE Cascades Parkway, 288-6300, yocreamfrozenyogurt.com.
Cost per scoop: 40 cents per oz.
Most popular flavor: Cable car chocolate
The person in front of me in line: Two young women who, from what I could eavesdrop, had a plane to catch at 4 am the next morning.
Best for: Rewarding you and your family for successfully navigating out of the IKEA labyrinth.
What you won’t find at the satellite stores is the wide and constantly rotating selection of flavors. The company store has ten on tap, including black cherry, pistachio, cappuccino and thin mint cookies, which it changes out and announce on its Twitter feed daily. To me, all fro-yo tastes the same (cold with an aftertaste of chemical), but it doesn’t matter. The yo is just the canvas upon which is painted a masterpiece of toppings.
The health hype surrounding fro-yo doesn’t quite take into account those toppings or the gigantic, one-size-fits-all cups, specially engineered to encourage customers to take on more than they should chew. Still, as long as you keep your wits about you (that means no late-night, drunken froyo runs, Ruth), YoCream is a way to treat yourself without any ice cream shopper's remorse.
More Scoops' out for Summer
Day 12: Ruby Jewel
Day 11: The Waffle Window
Day 10: Alma Chocolate
Day 9: j. Gelati
Day 6: Cool Harry's Yogurt
Day 5: Ohana Hawaiian Cafe
Day 4: Roses Ice Cream
Day 2: Oregon Ice Works
Day 1: What's the Scoop?