We Scream for Ice Cream 6

… and Frozen Yogurt, Custard, Sorbet or Cold Desserts!

Delighting in ice cream flavors of cool mint, brownie batter, blackberry tart, blueberry sorbet, caramel fudge éclair, pistachio and yellow cake is a surefire sign it’s truly summertime! Whether one gravitates to regular, nonfat, low-fat, no sugar added or low carb for ice cream, frozen yogurts, sorbets or smoothies, delectable options exist in and near Chesterfield.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt offers party packages for hosting events, including book club meetings, crafting parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. MaryAnn Matchett, owner of the Mechie’s franchise at 1122 Town and Country Crossing Drive, says gatherings include flexibility.

“We had a party for someone turning 30 years old, and they brought their own beer and wine and had a blast,” she explains. “We also have customized cakes with decorated or computer-supplied images printed on top.”

As a self-serve store, Menchie’s provides 14 frozen yogurt flavors, 32 dry toppings, 12 chill-bar items and six sauces. Customers can mix, match and swirl to their tongue’s content. Matchett says cookies and cream is always a popular flavor. For July, salted caramel pretzel frozen yogurt and piña colada sorbet were introduced.

Giving back to the community is important to Matchett, who offers fundraising for local parent-teacher organizations, with 15 percent of proceeds provided to hosting groups.

Menchie’s corporate business is owned by a California-based family who supplies its 540 stores.

“All of our frozen yogurt is made as a private label from free-range cows. And Menchie’s stores are the only places this particular frozen yogurt can be bought,” Matchett says

Sheridan’s Frozen Custard

Sheridan’s Frozen Custard’s team at 155 Hilltown Village Center claims to be a people magnet—customers get a bit obsessed about their freshly made frozen custard. Sheridan store owner Jim Biermann says two summer favorites are royal turtle sundaes and piña colada smoothies.

With concretes called dirt and worms, Grant’s grasshopper and wedding cake, Sheridan’s choices exude fun, starting with saying the orders out loud!

Biermann says they continually make fresh custard throughout any given day. Two new offerings during July are the lemon lush concrete and the red, white and blue sundae featuring blueberries and strawberries.

Some people add custard to the full deli meals offered at Sheridan’s from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. They are open until 10 p.m. for custard-only fans.

froYo

Like the idea of supporting a St. Louis-headquartered company? Twelve flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt can be enjoyed at the local froYo, located at 17408 Chesterfield Airport Road. They encompass five categories of tart, sorbet, no sugar added, low fat and nonfat. Store manager Annabele Mendiloa says they also cater to private residences and businesses. In fact, on behalf of Mercy Hospital, they recently delivered desserts to various locations for Nurses Appreciation Week.

The newest froYo flavor added is low-fat sweet coconut. One of their most popular sorbets is pomegranate-raspberry.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt options range from creamy and fruity to no sugar added and dairy-free. Located at 15877 Fountain Plaza Drive, the majority of their flavors start with nonfat milk. Because the company was modeled after originality of the color “orange,” their teams hope customers are inspired to create unique, self-serve dessert combinations. Nutritional information is provided, as well as extra details, such as if the option is gluten-free or vegan.

Orange Leaf customers can select from 47 toppings, with all fruits prepared fresh daily and rotated seasonally. General manager Emma Carlile says pink lemonade and root beer floats are their new summer flavors.

Smoothie King

For those who enjoy ice cream in more fluid forms, two local Smoothie King stores serve fruit-blended drinks, some with enhancers and health supplements. Locations are at 703 Long Road Crossing Drive and 1721 Clarkson Road. Smoothie King was founded in 1973 by someone who battled food allergies, and today, their drinks are still handcrafted by blendologists for specific purposes.

Smoothie King’s Hulk Vanilla drink, as well as the chocolate and strawberry versions, contains butter pecan ice cream among the ingredients. The Green Tea Tango, Banana Boat and Yogurt D-Lite drinks include vanilla frozen yogurt.

Other places to check out

Full-service, casual restaurants in Chesterfield that offer ice cream-related desserts include Culver’s, Sonic Drive-In, Steak ‘n Shake, Chick-fil-A and McDonald’s.

Additionally, one can step back into a charming 1940s old-time soda fountain via a short drive to Little O’s, 125 N. Main St. in St. Charles. They serve old-fashioned ice cream creations, including their one-of-a-kind gooey butter milkshake, which is made with a full slice of their “homemade life-changing” gooey butter cake.