Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt’s mission is to promote community and family by providing a great tasting, frozen dessert made just for you, by you, in an environment that is as visually uplifting as it is welcoming. There are 253 stores with 130 more to come soon. Last week I attended the grand opening of Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt on the Upper East Side , the second location to open in NYC. To celebrate the opening the store gave free frozen yogurt from 3:00 p.m until 6 p.m. The line was down the block to try their 16 kosher flavors (including no-sugar-added, gluten-free, dairy-free alternatives) and add a selection of do-it-yourself toppings. From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., all proceeds went to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national non-profit organization committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer. Cookies from the organization were available on the toppings bar to make your frozen yogurt creation extra special.
How Orange Leaf works (images below from Orange Leaf) :
With the temperature warming up, Orange Leaf would be a great outing to cool off! The self-serve model is great because you can try as many flavors as you want and fill your bowl with as little or as much as you want, for portion control. At the event, we tried a bit of everything. My favorite flavors were wedding cake, caramel apple and brownie batter topped with chocolate chip cookies from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. My girls loved the fruity flavors, pineapple and raspberry. For toppings they immediately eyed the gummy bears and sprinkles. They had a blast creating their dessert. To add more fun to the experience, let them come up with a name for their creation, write the ingredients and save it for next time. Keep your eye out for a location opening in the future on the Upper West Side! Find a location near you!
If you have a child with food allergies, please see the allergy information before trying. If you try it, I would recommend bringing your own toppings because there is always the possibility that something could get mixed in, especially if it gets busy.
Disclaimer: All information in italics came from Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt.