In the United States, the culture around food has expanded and changed over the past ten years. With the advent of social media, and blogging, many people now look at food in a different way. As a matter of fact, former National Basketball Association player Matt Bonner has a blog dedicated to reviewing sandwhiches. People love food, and they love creativity.
While it is true that people enjoy restaurants and food spots that pride great food and creativity, it is also important to know that people love simplicity. This is especially so for desserts and this is one of the reasons as to why ice cream is one of the most popular desserts in America.
For the past 100 years people have been indulging themsevles into the frozen treat that is ice cream. Understand that about 90% of all households in Americe will eat a sweet, frozen treat. Many will debate over the best way to consume ice cream but there is no question that ice cream cups are the most popular. Here are some facts about ice cream and ice cream cups.
According to research conducted by NPD Group, 40% of all Americans will eat ice cream in any given two-week period. On top of this statistic understand that the average American will consume ice cream 28.5 times in just this year alone. People really love to eat ice cream, and they especially love yo use a tasting spoon to eat from ice cream cups.
Right now there are about 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream and other desserts produced just in the United States each year. All of that ice cream is either purchased in grocery stores by customers or they are instead used by companies like Dairy Queen. With Dairy Queen and other soft serve stores, ice creams may not be more popular than cones but they are still used just as much. Think about whenever you get a blizzard, you are eating out of ice cream cups.
There are other types of desserts now sneaking up on ice cream in terms of popularity. After the churning process, ice cream will generally contain more than 50% air. In comparison, Gelato will only contain between 25 and 30% air after the churning process. As a result some people believe that Gelato is a more filling option but even then, when you eat Gelato you will eat out of ice cream cups and nothing else.
Also understand that frozen yogurt storres are very popular in the United States right now. There is no doubt that near your house there are multiple frozen yogurt stores popping up as a healthy alternative to ice cream. As a matter of fact, there an estimated 2,582 frozen yogurt stores at the end of 2013. Yet even when people buy and consume this frozen yogurt they will be eating from yogurt cups, which are no different from ice cream cups.
Even with this being said, ice cream and ice cream cups are still incredibly popular. According to a recent survey condcuted by the International Ice Cream Association, vanilla is the most popular flavor amongst ice cream consumers. Also, out of all of the milk provided by United States dairy farmers, 9% is used solely for ice cream production. Plus, the month of June is the month in which the most ice cream is produced.
In conclusion, the next time you go to your local ice cream shop check around to see how many people are using ice cream cups. I can guarantee it will be the most popular way of consuming ice cream. Now some people will undoubtedly be eating from cones, but everyone loves ice cream cups.