No Koomi? No problem!
We are all obsessed with Koomi’s natural and super flavourful yogurt drinks and quite frankly, many of us would very much want a sip of their heavenly concoctions during these trying times but for our own good, malls are closing and we are advised to stay home unless absolutely necessary to go out.
To help you with quarantine woes, you can try out these yogurt-drink recipes to get you closer to that Koomi taste and also keep you busy if you aren’t already!
Mango Yogurt Drink
Not to be biased but Philippine Mangoes are the best so it’s a shame if you don’t try out this recipe out if you have some mangoes on hand.
Here’s the recipe from MarthaStewart.com,
- 1 cup mango, peeled, pitted, and chopped
- 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
- 3 tablespoons sugar (but to get it closer to Koomi, we suggest using 2-3 tbsp honey instead
- Ice cubes, for serving
Grab a sieve and your blender.
The sieve is to remove the pulp but you can skip this step. Afterwards, combine all the ingredients, the mango, yogurt, and sugar plus add 1/2 cup of cold water. Blend and serve immediately over ice!
Banana Yogurt Smoothie with Honey
Yogurt and honey are definitely good and healthy on its own but this recipe takes it up a notch by adding banana! If you have ripe bananas at home, grab it and freeze prior (you can skip this step but freezing the fruits prior reduces the need for ice therefore, maintaining more flavour).
Here’s the recipe from Cooking Perfected,
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
Get your blender and add all the ingredients, bananas, milk, yogurt, vanilla, and the honey.
Blitz until there are no more bumps then serve.
Healthy Cookies & Cream Smoothie
As the recipe states, this could function both as a breakfast drink and a healthy dessert! This is a bit more complicated as it has more ingredients than the previous recipes but worth a try!
Here’s the recipe from Brewing Happiness,
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup light coconut milk
- 3 tbsp coconut butter
- 3 tbsp non-fat greek yogurt
- 4 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
As always, grab your blender and combine all the ingredients! Blend it until smooth and serve!
You can add these yogurt brands to your “Must-Try” lists to try when this quarantine is over!
Freeze! We know the heat outside is reaching an all time high, but it’s about to get a lot worse. It’s the perfect time to bring back a fad that took over our spoons and made summer a whole lot funner: enter the frozen yogurt.
With everything your favorite ice cream has to offer, fro-yo does it healthier and lighter. Check out these 10 around the Metro that will let you chill with frozen yogurt with any topping of your choice.
YoWell – multiple branches
A growing yogurt chain that proves that dessert can be both delicious and healthy, YoWell offers up a variety of yogurt desserts you can top with various fruits.
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get Buy 1 Get 1 Jumbo Yogurt for only ₱45 and Buy 1 Get 1 Peach Perfect for only ₱80!
Red Mango – multiple branches
Red Mango serves non-fat, all-natural, frozen yogurt as well as healthy delicious fresh fruit smoothies. A frozen favorite to many, their signature fro-yo has been a staple to many over the years.
Claim your Buy 1 Get 1 Medium Banana Almond Crunch Froyo for only ₱190 and Buy 1 Get 1 Holiday Parfait for only ₱185!
Pinkberry – multiple branches
Pinkberry is a Korean-American brand that is popular for their healthy fro-yos in different flavors such as original, pomegranate, green tea, and more. They also have smoothies and fresh fruit parfaits in their menu.
Llaollao – various branches
Llaollao is an international franchise from Spain famous for the frozen yogurt. You can have it plain or make it even better with a selection of fresh toppings.
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get Buy 1 Get 1 Golden King and Red Queen for only ₱160 which you can claim 4x/month!
BLK 513 – multiple branches
BLK 513 is the country’s first dessert store offering healthy activated charcoal-enhanced froyo served with various sauces, toppings and crunches.
BTIC Frozen Yogurt – multiple branches
BTIC Frozen Yogurt promises something better than ice cream, with all its goodness but none of the guilt. The products are prepared with the finest ingredients: fresh milk, select natural fruits, and active yogurt cultures, creating a line of frozen dessert that’s creamy, smooth, and refreshingly sweet.
Claim your Buy 1 Get 1 Double Scoop Kahlua Brownie or Double Scoop Strawberry Cheesecake for only ₱150!
The White Hat – various branches
The White Hat serves authentic frozen yogurt with real, fresh milk from the farm and yogurt from Italy. Believing in freshness and quality with real dairy from farm to hat, they promise nothing less than creamy, velvety yogurt made in the best way.
Mahalo Acai – Makati
Mahalo Acai is a yogurt shop that offers up dairy-free, vegan-friendly frozen yogurt for those who want something healthy without the excess sugar or calories.
Fun fact: Their froyo is acai-infused and made with all-natural almond milk - the first of its kind in the Philippines!
Claim your Buy 1 Get 1 Mahalo Acai Signature Combination for only ₱300!
Yogorino – Makati
Yogorino offers low-calorie soft-serve frozen yogurt that you can customize with various toppings; their toppings range from seasonal fruits, syrups, honey, brownies, and more! They also offer gelato and tapioca drinks.
Q House – Taguig
A fun and quirky cafe, Q House is an Instagrammable restaurant that serves up savory flatbread pizzas, milkshakes, smoothies, and even “froyo pots”.
Fun fact: Food is not the only thing you can bring home from Q House; you can also bring home the little trinkets and curiosities they sell.
Koomi – multiple branches
If you prefer to drink your yogurt instead of eating it, then we suggest you get your fill at Koomi, a drink shop that offers up a variety of yogurt-based drinks ranging from fruity to dessert-like.
Insider tip: They offer two kinds of yogurt - Filipino and Australian - with the former being sweeter in taste. If you want to know which one pairs well with the flavor you choose, it's best that you ask those at Koomi.
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