Student perspective: Frostbite provides excellent ‘froyo’ experience

Heaven. Cloud nine. Pure bliss.

The more common name for the little self-serve frozen yogurt shop on the corner of Chisholm Road and Pine Street is Frostbite, but any of the previous three will also suffice.

Known as the first self-serve frozen yogurt store in the Shoals, Frostbite offers over 100 rotating flavors and more than 50 assorted toppings to choose from.

Stepping into the store for the first time can be an overwhelming experience, but you’ll soon find yourself creating your own frozen yogurt masterpieces – and for a relatively cheap price.

Flavors include classics like yo-mazing vanilla, triple chocolate, and very strawberry, but also include gourmet flavors like mango tango sorbet, dulce de leche, chocolate banana and jolly rancher fruit punch sorbet. If you want to be sure your favorite flavor is being served, Frostbite lists their current selections daily on their Twitter page (@frostbitefroyo).

My friends and I have an ongoing game of sorts with Frostbite: who can create (and name) the best bowl of frozen yogurt? There is skill involved, since one cannot simply drown their chosen flavor in a river of hot fudge and assorted candies. The perfect match-ups must be made, and I am happy to say that I have become a connoisseur of this daunting but delicious task.

Creation number one: the s’mores spectacular. Start with yo-mazing vanilla frozen yogurt, and add hot fudge, mini marshmallows and just the right amount of graham cracker crumbs. It’s the perfect combination for those looking for a tiny bowl of summer in the middle of March.

Creation number two: wild wiggling watermelon. If you don’t have the taste buds for the tangy and somewhat tart side of frozen yogurt, I would not recommend the watermelon sorbet. I happen to love it, though, and I think pairing it with gummy worms and a sprinkling of Sour Patch Kids makes it a winner.

Creation number three (my favorite): the dressed-up chocolate covered cherry. Start your bowl with cherry amaretto frozen yogurt, and cover it with the dreamy dark chocolate. Then add hot fudge, whipped cream and chopped pecans, and voilà! – my personal bowl of perfection.

These are just a few of my favorite Frostbite creations, all of which can be made for less than $5 (and have enough to share with a friend!). Frostbite also offers a 10 percent discount to any student with a MANE Card. So stop in soon and create your own masterpiece, and enjoy it outside on the deck.