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Beat the heat with Yogulatte

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It’s that time of year again. Sweltering heat and humidity have descended, making it a chore to simply walk across the street.

There is one thing on the minds of many who are stuck outside in this kind of weather – “gee whiz, I could go for some frozen yogurt.” If that person is you, I would recommend trying one of the newest businesses to open in the city, Yogulatte, located at 755 Massachusetts Ave.

This café and yogurt bar offers an array of frozen yogurt, including raspberry, chocolate, and strawberry. Perhaps the best part comes after you have selected your yogurt flavor (or a twist of two).

A do-it-yourself yogurt bar allows you to add any topping that strikes your fancy to complete your icy treat. One side of the bar has fresh blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and other fruits, which allows for a sweet but healthy addition to your dessert. The other has crumbled Reese’s cups, butterfingers, chocolate chips, sliced almonds, and other goodies. Last but not least, there are several syrups, such as peanut butter, chocolate, and caramel, to drizzle on for the final touch. It may sound indulgent, but the fact that all of the yogurt is fat-free (except the 97 percent fat-free chocolate) means that you can satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt.

The do-it-yourself setup is what sets Yogulatte apart, says manager Joel Cosler. “The self-serve aspect is really cool because when you get something that someone else is making, you always want more or less topping. Here, you are in complete control of your yogurt’s destiny.”

In addition to top-notch yogurt facilities, Yogulatte also offers a full espresso bar. Lattes and regular coffee are brewed with beans from legendary Indianapolis coffee provider Hubbard and Cravens. Black, green, and African red teas are also available, and cinnamon rolls, Danishes and other pastries are offered fresh every morning.

I tried a customer favorite – New York-style cheesecake yogurt. Cosler insisted that I try it with a chocolate chip cookie on the bottom, so it is like a real cheesecake crust. On the top, I added fresh blueberries and strawberries along with raspberry drizzle. It was awesome. The blueberries were exceptionally fresh, all of the fruit flavors mixed very well with the cheesecake, and I am glad that Cosler suggested the cookie on the bottom because it added a tasty crunch. I also tried the parlor’s signature, the Yogulatte smoothie. This was vanilla bean yogurt, two espresso shots and caramel, all blended together to make a tasty smoothie with a wake up punch.

This new business is one that I would recommend to anyone as a place to go to take the kids, go on a date or just to simply beat the heat.

For more information, call (317) 426-2404.

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