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Sometimes you hear frozen yogurt called "yogurt sorbet," which I've always found strangely contradictory (sorbet, practically by definition, is dairy-free). But the term fits at Culture in Park Slope, where the fro-yo ($4.29 for small, $5.28 for medium, $6.29 for large) has a lush glassiness and earnest tartness of the best sorbets. It's also the best non-homemade frozen yogurt I've ever had. Pinkberry, eat your heart out.
This is low fat yogurt (pasteurized in-house!), so don't expect the mouth-coating richness of other frozen dairy. Look forward instead to the impressive lactic flavor that's almost lemony in its brightness, and a smoothness much like creamy French-style sorbets—not an ice crystal in sight. It's just sweet enough to feel like a treat, but is unencumbered by sugary heft.
You get one free topping with your order; strawberry balsamic is a safe but wise choice. They have very good berries right now, and the little chunks add pops of sweetness set in a sweet-tart-savory glaze.