Thanks to American dairy famers, there are roughly 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, and other types of desserts produced every year. While the most ice cream is produced in June, Americans enjoy this delicious dessert throughout the year.
A recent survey showed that over the course of this year, the average person will have have a dessert cup filled with ice cream 28.5 times. Chances are, though, that quite a few Americans will enjoy an ice cream cup more often than just twice a month. Many people will enjoy a cup or more of ice cream during the week.
Were you aware that 90% of American households enjoy treating themselves to sweet, frozen treats? Even when families have a few containers of ice cream in the freezer at home, they still enjoy going out to the local ice cream parlor. There’s just something about seeing all those different flavors and toppings which can put a smile on someone’s face.
Another reason why so many people like to go out for ice cream is because they can try a new flavor or 2 on a shiny tasting spoon. In addition to their favorite flavor, they will often choose to have a second or third scoop of something new. It’s also a plus that many ice cream parlors have gelato, frozen yogurt, and non-dairy frozen desserts available on a regular basis.
The International Ice Cream Association member companies conducted a survey recently. They found that vanilla continues to be the most popular flavor for 28% of their consumers. It’s not surprising that vanilla continues to be a popular flavor as it tastes wonderful with cakes and cookies as well as pie and topped with assorted fruit.
In addition to enjoying ice cream at birthday parties and other celebratory events, many American families like to have Ice cream parties. These can be particularly fun during the summer or other times of the year when the weather is nice outdoors. Whether the party is held indoors or outdoors, serving different flavors of ice cream and toppings in a dessert cup doesn’t require a lot of preparation. As a result, having an ice cream party is a great way to spend time with family and friends.