When the dog days of summer are nipping at your heels, a sweet frozen treat is one of the best ways to chill out.  And these, days yogurt shops are just about on every block.  We’re not complaining — we’ll take all the icy sweet goodness we can get! Here’s some of our favorites in the local Irvine area to help you narrow down your frozen yogurt search:

Golden Spoon

5365 Alton Pkwy # M, Irvine, CA 92604

Golden Spoon is a chain (like so many other yogurt shops these days), but Golden Spoon somehow retains its mom and pop feel.  You could call Golden Spoon one of the OG yogurt shops, and they really do it right.  Golden Spoon is known for their health-conscious fat-free options and classic toppings.  You can’t go wrong with a plain tart and your favorite toppings at Golden Spoon!  


14775 Jeffrey Rd, Irvine, CA 92618 US

Yogurtland is another classic frozen yogurt chain offering self-serve (yep, you can just go ahead and serve yourself up as much yogurt as you’d like!) plus rotating flavors.  In fact, the upcoming summer and early fall flavors are quite enticing: molten lava cake gelato, spicy sweet chili mango sorbet, simply sublime pear tart, and perfectly roasted pistachio almond.  Sink your teeth into a new yogurt adventure at Irvine’s Yogurtland!

Chill Pistachio

6785 Quail Hill PkwyIrvine, California, CA 92603

Chill Pistachio wins for the coolest name and for being the only one of their  kind (i.e. not a franchise)!  They’re proud to be part of their local community in the Quail Hill shopping center and beyond.  You might even see them sponsoring local community organizations like schools, churches, and events.  The best part is, they’re committed to providing healthy frozen treat options for the community with real fruit puree and probiotics in every flavor.  Try out some of their yummy gelato and sorbet options next time you stop in to satisfy a sweet tooth!

Scoops N Scoops

14411 Culver Dr. Irvine, CA 92606
Scoops is a self described maker of ‘iconic’ ice cream and yogurt creations, and we’d have to agree with that.  What makes Scoops unique is their dedication to high quality ingredients and impeccable service.   The deal here is as follows: base it, flavor it, pair it, mix it.  Essentially this means you get to pick every single aspect you desire in your froyo and it’s made to order for you.  It doesn’t get much better than that really.  Your only problem might be trying to decide which flavor, pair, base, etc to go with.  Best of luck yogurt adventurers!