How Do You Serve Your Ice Cream, Gelato, and Frozen Yogurt?

Plastic gelato cups

The United States produces quite a bit of ice cream and other frozen desserts every year. In fact, roughly 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream alone are produced to sate America’s love of this frozen treat. In order to easily consume all these frozen indulgences, quite a few dessert supplies are needed.

According to research conducted by the NPD Group, 40% of people in the United States eat ice cream on a regular basis, which tends to during any given 2-week time period. The proverbial average American will enjoy a dish of ice cream almost 30 times this year alone. Chances are, however, that they will eat it even more often, as the summer months will soon be here.

It’s also been shown that 90% of American households regularly indulge in eating ice cream, frozen yogurt, or other types of frozen desserts. While some households may prefer having stocking their freezers with a variety of frozen desserts, others may only purchase a single container at a time.

Whether Americans enjoy their dessert from an individual paper ice cream cup or from a large container, they’re going to need quite a few ice cream spoons. Tasting spoons are also a welcome sight when Americans go out to a yogurt or ice cream shop. Since there are so many luscious flavors from which to choose, a dessert supplies’ list will definitely have colorful, shiny tasting spoons at the top.

Even though there are so many ice cream, gelato, and frozen yogurt flavors, vanilla continues to be the favored flavor, according to a recent survey of International Ice Cream Association member companies. The results of this survey showed that 28% of their consumers continue to claim vanilla as their favorite.

Were you aware that the most ice cream is produced in June? Another interesting ice cream fact is that approximately 9% of the milk from American dairy farmers is used to create ice cream.

Some people may not know the difference between gelato and ice cream. Gelato has less air than ice cream, and it also contains less milk fat. After the churning process, there is usually 50% more air in ice cream. Gelato, on the other hand, tends to have between 25% to 30% air.

Since summer is coming and ice cream is more often on the mind, it’s important to make sure that you have enough dessert supplies on hand.