Here in the United States, frozen dessert is much loved indeed. From dessert cups to ice cream cones to milkshakes with paper straws, frozen desserts are everywhere in the United States. And up to 90% of all households throughout the country will enjoy at least one frozen treat on a regular basis. With all the frozen treats out there, there will almost certainly be something for just about everyone.
When it comes to popular frozen desserts, ice cream certainly rises to the top of the pack. After all, up to 40% of the population of the United States will eat ice cream at least once in every two week period. During times of the year during which ice cream consumption is higher (such as during the summer months), this percentage is likely to increase. In total, the average person is likely to eat ice cream at least 28.5 times a year, if not even more frequently than this.
Of course, there are many different ways to enjoy ice cream. Dessert cups filled with ice cream are popular in ice cream parlors found all throughout the country. These dessert cups, eaten with an ice cream spoon, provide a low mess way to enjoy ice cream to one’s best ability. Dessert cups come in a range of sizes, providing an even more highly customizable ice cream experience.
In addition to dessert cups, ice cream cones have long been popular as well. After all, they were first invented back in the year of 1904, meaning that they’ve been around for more than a full century at this point. Ice cream cones themselves come in a number of different varieties, allowing for even more customization of the ice cream enjoyed. And ice cream sundaes are also hugely popular, as are milkshakes of all flavors.
Even just eating ice cream at home can be a real treat – and it’s one that many people indulge in. The data that has been gathered on the subject is more than in support of this claim, showing that more than 85% of the total population of this one country alone has ice cream in their fridge at any given point in time. You can buy ice cream at just about any grocery store and it can even be found in corner stores and convenience stores as well.
Even ice cream flavors vary and have become more unique and interesting with the passage of time. But it’s the old classics that largely remain popular. Vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor, with more than one quarter of all people stating this to be the case for them. It sells the most as well, making up around one third of all ice cream sales. Chocolate is quite well loved too, as you might have already guessed, making up very nearly one fifth of ice cream sales and clocking in as the second most popular ice cream flavor out there.
But other types of frozen desserts have also become largely popular. For one thing, frozen yogurt, also often served in dessert cups with plastic spoons, can be found in many parts of the United States as well. After all, there are now more than 2,500 frozen yogurt stores in the United States alone. These frozen yogurt shops often operate under a serve yourself model, something that makes it very easy indeed to create the yogurt cups of your dreams. There tend to be a good many toppings as well, something else to take into consideration when going out for frozen yogurt.
At the end of the day, there are many different ways to enjoy a frozen dessert. For many people, ice cream is the way to go, whether they eat it in dessert cups or from a cone or as part of a milkshake. In addition to this, frozen desserts encompass frozen yogurt as well, a more healthful take on such levels of decadence. Even gelato has grown very popular indeed among people all throughout the country – and likely will continue to become only more so in the years that are ahead of us. The same can be said for ice cream and frozen yogurt.