Cool off at two local frozen yogurt shops this summerBy: Jamie Hazelton, Staff Writer/Page Designer
The summer heat is almost here. What is better on a hot summer day than sweet, cool treat? Frozen yogurt will satisfy a sweet tooth without ruining a diet. Just where will Granite Bay residents find this frozen, tasty treat? Granite Bay View looked around town and found two locations.
According to NuYo Frozen Yogurt, frozen yogurt promotes digestive health, helps manage lactose intolerance, supports healthy bones and boots the immune system.
The Granite Bay shop has just over 80 toppings and 14 flavors to choose from.
NuYo offers staple flavors and rotates out a few each week. Some of the most popular flavors are pomegranate tart, cake batter, the classics — vanilla and chocolate, ube, orange and tart.
The shop also offers seasonal fruit.
“We try to get as local as we can. Ours is always fresh, never frozen,” Kimberly Guyton, co-owner and operator said.
Besides yogurt, the shop offers shaved ice. Some even layer the bottom of the cup with vanilla frozen yogurt and top it with flavored shaved ice.
Some of the most popular toppings customers choose are strawberries, blackberries, almonds, chocolate chips, gummies, chocolate wafer sticks and boba.
The Granite Bay shop has been in town for nine years.
“Since we’ve been here so long, we’ve seen kids grow up and now some of them work here.” Guyton said.
Customers are not only adults and children but dogs as well. NuYo offers Yöghund, a frozen yogurt made especially for canines, at 53 cents an ounce.
Gift cards and party packages are also available.
“It’s super fun and a great place for families to come and celebrate. We are fortunate to help celebrate.”
Follow NuYo on social media for discounts and special promotions. Tuesdays are double points day for VIP members.
The shop also participates in local fundraisers and community events.
“There’s joy in regular customers we get to see,” Guyton said.
Sierra Frozen Yogurt
Sandi and Sal Viscuso first opened a Mountain Mikes in El Dorado Hills. After watching the next door’s frozen yogurt customers come back and forth they asked, why not open their next Mountain Mike’s with a frozen yogurt shop inside? Thus, Sierra Frozen yogurt was born.
For the past six years customers have been able to have a slice of pizza, a beer and some frozen yogurt all in under the same roof. Their most popular time is after school on Thursdays for the kids. Regulars often stop by each week.
“Parents can get a beer while the kids have a yogurt,” Sandi said.
Customers can also bring their dog by to get a sample of vanilla frozen yogurt and have their photo taken for Sierra’s wall of friends.
“Sierra is our dog. That’s where the name came from. The name also went well with Mountain Mikes,” Sandi said.
Sierra Frozen Yogurt offers eight flavors and in the middle of the machines, it offers a swirl of two flavors. Sierra changes out their flavors about every two weeks. Some of the most popular flavors are the cable car chocolate, cookies ’n’ cream, pomegranate raspberry and salted caramel corn. Popular toppings include hot fudge, poppers, cookie dough, brownies, and sprinkles. Once in while Sierra offers a sorbet flavor.
Strawberries and bananas are the most popular fruit toppings.
Thursdays are 50 percent off yogurt if you buy a lunch buffet at Mountain Mike’s. The shop also offers punch cards with buy 10, get one free.