16 Handles Battles Summer Swelter With New ‘Coconut Custard Pie’ Frozen Yogurt

16 Handles, New York’s premier self-serve frozen yogurt destination, announces its July “Handle of the Month,” Coconut Custard Pie.  An ice-cold spin on the American classic, every bite pays homage to the rich decadence of the summertime staple with the texture and sensation of real coconut flakes blended with custard goodness.

The company’s innovation team, led by Head Chef Robynne Maii, suggests pairing the new frozen yogurt flavor with 16 Handles’ newest featured topping, Macaroon Brownie, a classic brownie bite covered in toasted coconut with a drizzle of chocolate.

“Summertime is all about splurging, and we’ve selected July’s “Handle of the Month” to offer our fans all of the taste of Coconut Custard Pie as a frozen yogurt treat,” said Solomon Choi, founder of 16 Handles.

The pairing of coconut frozen yogurt with Macaroon Brownies exemplifies the type of creativity that has become synonymous with the 16 Handles’ name. Coconut Custard Pie is the newest addition to 16 Handles’ ever-rotating flavor roster; each store features 16 different yogurt flavors every day. 16 Handles will continue to introduce new flavors each month in tandem with their new chef-inspired menu program.

16 Handles Battles Summer Swelter With New 'Coconut Custard Pie' Frozen Yogurt

Founded in 2008 by foodservice industry expert Solomon Choi, 16 Handles was first to pioneer the self-service frozen yogurt concept in New York City. With 23 locations across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, and Florida, 16 Handles urges every guest to Flaunt Their Flavor™ by offering 16 handles of premium frozen yogurt, along with a complementary toppings bar featuring more than 50 items. The company continues to expand rapidly and forecasts that 43 stores will be open by the end of 2012. An eco-conscious company committed to sustainability, 16 Handles uses biodegradable packaging and spoons, while each store plants 16 trees per day though an ongoing partnership with Trees for the Future. For more information visit http://www.16handles.com, Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/16Handles) or Twitter (@16Handles).

Jarrod Walpert