Pin It
Favorite

Frozen Sunshine 

Sunnie’s FroSun Yogurt knows how to keep cool when it’s cold out

click to enlarge art19041.jpg

When there’s snow on the ground, not everyone’s first thought is to go out and get a frozen treat. So when Terri Parrish and her husband were researching what it takes to open a frozen yogurt shop, part of it involved learning how to run the business during the winter months.

You have to anticipate the slow season and trust that the summer months will make up for it, Parrish says. You can also work hard to make the shop warm and inviting. That’s what the couple did when they opened Sunnie’s FroSun Yogurt in the Shadle Park Shopping Center.

First, they named it after their orange tabby cat, Sunshine. Then, being faithful to the name, created a bright beach theme. The yogurt machines are inset on an ocean mural, tropical fish swim around a faux fish tank on a big screen, and surfboards line the hallway leading to the bathrooms. For an extra toasty factor, a fireplace faces the entrance and they also serve hot apple cider and coffee.

Another thing that Parrish says helps to bring in the off-season crowd is the fact that frozen yogurt presents a healthy option. Most flavors are low fat, some are nonfat, and they offer gluten free and dairy free choices. The self-serve style ($0.44/ounce) allows customers to choose their portion size and yogurt-to-topping ratio.

Sunnie’s has 15 flavors, which they change twice a week. But with five yogurt machines and two individual flavors on each, where does the 15 come from? Just employ a bit of froyo arithmetic:

Strawberry sensation + Italian tart = tropical bars.

Chocolate + pomegranate energy = chocolate-covered cherries.

Orange sorbet + Tahitian vanilla = Dreamsicle.

Of course, the toppings always add to the equation. There are all the froyo regulars, including fruit, cereal, mochi, boba, and chocolate chips. But there is one notable topping: bacon. Yes, real bacon. One recommended usage of this salty-sweet blend is the breakfast combo of vanilla froyo, bacon and maple syrup. 

Sunnie’s FroSun Yogurt • 2225 W. Wellesley Ave., Suite 101 • Open every day noon–8 pm • 327-2818

Tags:

  • Pin It

Latest in Food & Drink

  • Middle Management
  • Middle Management

    Mid City Pub is the newest addition to the Capone's family of restaurants
    • May 27, 2015
  • A Missing Link
  • A Missing Link

    LINC Foods helps connect the region's biggest food buyers with the smallest producers
    • May 27, 2015
  • Caffeinated Chemistry
  • Caffeinated Chemistry

    Nitro coffee is the newest trend to hit the coffee industry, and Spokane has a few early adopters
    • May 20, 2015
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
The Artist’s Palette: Through the Lens of Dean Davis

The Artist’s Palette: Through the Lens of Dean Davis @ Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through June 28

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Jo Miller

Most Commented On

  • Chicken Challenge

    A Seattle fried chicken empire opens up in Spokane; we measure it against our hometown favorite
    • May 13, 2015
  • The Gender Games

    Why I open doors for dudes
    • May 13, 2015
  • More »

Top Tags in
Culture & Food

beer


for your consideration


last word


distilled


Food


© 2015 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation