There are many types of frozen desserts found in the United States, all of them popular in their own right. After all, up to 90% of all households seen throughout the country will consume at least one such variety on a regular basis, if not mixing it up a bit. And over the course of just one single year, one and a half billion gallons of various frozen desserts will be produced and sold throughout the country, a number that is only continuing to grow as the years pass on. But what, exactly, are these frozen desserts?
Frozen yogurt is one of them, with many establishments now selling frozen yogurt cups. In fact, there are still more than 2,500 frozen yogurt stores found all throughout the country, at least according to data that was gathered in the year of 2013. Frozen yogurt remains popular not only for its taste and relative health benefits, but for the set up of many a frozen yogurt store. It is common for such places to be self serve, with full toppings bars that lets customers create the dessert of their dreams. This is something that is certainly highly appealing for a great number of people, especially when toppings tend to range from fresh fruit selections to crushed up pieces of candy and cookies, meaning that there is truly something for just about everyone.
Gelato is also a popular option and one that can be found not just here in the United States but popular in many other parts of the world as well, particularly in Europe. Gelato is very similar to ice cream, but is actually denser, something that can lend itself to a more rich taste and overall experience. This is due to the fact that gelato products typically only have about 30% air churned in, where ice cream will have as much as 50%. Gelato is still often considered to be the healthier option, however, as the milk fat content is still relatively low – 8% at the very most. In some cases, the content of milk fat in any given type of gelato will actually even be as low as 3%. Such frozen treats can provide a decadent but still not overwhelmingly rich experience, something that many people are looking for when perusing these frozen treats in the first place.
And of course, ice cream still reigns supreme among frozen treats. After all, are there frozen treats more perfect than ice cream? Creamier, more flavorful? In many cases, the answer is no, though the above frozen treats are certainly very much delicious in their own right. Ice cream alone is popular, after all, that the average person in this country is likely to eat it at least around 28 times throughout the course of the year. Ice cream comes in many flavors as well, though the two most beloved are still vanilla and chocolate, making up around 33% of sales and 19% of sales respectively. These classic flavors have very much withstood the test of time, though new and innovative flavors provide a fun and exciting alternative for ice cream lovers all over.
And if you have a hankering for frozen treats, you are lucky enough to be able to get them just about anywhere. You can, of course, go to frozen yogurt shops and ice cream parlors, buy buying frozen treats from your local grocery store is now a more than feasible thing. After all, a myriad of ice cream containers is likely to great you in just about any frozen section, as well as cartons of gelato and even frozen yogurt. More and more dairy free alternatives are also hitting the shelves, perfect for those who are allergic to lactose as well as for vegan consumers.
At the end of the day, there are a great deal of options out there if you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth with frozen treats. From the vegan to the health conscious consumer to someone who is looking to try something a little bit new, the options are really just about endless. And in the years that are ahead of us, we are likely to see more and more of them.