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Self-Serve Fro Yo

Photo: GINA MANNING

When you want something done right, sometimes you’ve got to do it yourself. That’s the philosophy at an increasing number of Boston frozen-yogurt shops, which are handing spoons over to us so we can create customized treats. First was Berry Freeze (273 Harvard Street, Brookline, 617.738.3300), where we can smother our chocolate fro yo with crushed Oreos and Cocoa Puffs. Then came Mixx (66 Brighton Avenue, Allston, 617.782.6499), YoBro (141 Cypress Street, Brookline, 617.879.0649), and, last but not least, Zinga! (508 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, 857.263.8496), which opened in Kenmore Square this winter and offers unique “bottomz” — sturdy fro-yo foundations made of freshly baked cake, brownie, or waffle cone. More DIY destinations are in the works, and we dig the endless possibilities offered by all those topping bars. But beware the heavy hand: self-serve is usually priced by weight.

_ Stuff Boston