Best Frozen Treats: Red Mango

Lauren Caruba, In Focus Editor

809 Davis Street, 847-866-0998, 

At the forefront of a growing frozen-yogurt fan movement is Red Mango, widely sought out by hungry students craving a guiltless snack. Boasting the health benefits of all-natural frozen cultures and probiotics, Red Mango offers adventurous flavors like pomegranate, Madagascar Vanilla and cinnamon apple pie, as well as the original tart flavor for more conservative palates. Mint cookie, one of the newest flavors, is a Girl Scout cookie lover’s dream come true. And don’t forget the mouth-watering array of toppings, from fresh fruit to cookie dough to crumbled Oreos. For those looking beyond just fro-yo, Red Mango’s menu also has yogurt parfaits, smoothies, frozen coffee chillers and sorbettos,for those who prefer dairy-free options. As Chicago finally emerges from the cold winter months, Red Mango is the perfect antidote to a hot day. And for those getting off the El at Davis, it’s impossible to resist. — Lauren Caruba