With all the activity families have going on, it can be difficult to find time to spend together. One person wants to go to the movies, one wants pizza, and one wants to play soccer. The house needs to be cleaned, the dogs need to be walked, and homework needs to be done. It can all be exhausting. Take some time from the craziness and take the family out for ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen custard, or gelato. This brief break once or twice per month can give the family time together and help everyone escape stress from their hectic lives. And you won’t have to worry about the dishes with the dessert cups from the store. Here are three reasons to make monthly ice cream trips a reality in your house.
1. There are lots of choices. In the United States, there were over 2,500 frozen yogurt stores in 2013. There’s probably one near you. Or you can try a different one each month to maximize your variety. On top of the frozen yogurt stores, there are so many other options. There’s ice cream, gelato, frozen custard, and all kinds of frozen treats available. Rotate the ability to choose the location. Maybe the ability to choose the frozen dessert is a reward for the first one done with their chores. Take the time to indulge in ice cream sundaes and desserts.
2. Flavor choice is key. In a recent survey, 28% of consumers stated vanilla was their favorite flavor, making it the most popular flavor for consumers. That may be because of the ability to add endless toppings in ice cream buffets, filling the dessert cups so full that lids cannot fit. But make sure to try new flavors by using tasting spoons and paper ice cream cups. New flavors add spice to life. Like to add toppings? Consider the new flavors a new challenge to the dessert cup. Do you want to add the chocolate syrup or the caramel topping to the orange sherbet? Maybe the marshmallow fluff would taste better than the strawberry chunks. Pick and choose your toppings to suit your tastes on any given day.
3. Don’t let it go to waste. An estimated 1.5 billion gallons of frozen desserts like ice cream are produced in the United States each year. The industry provides jobs and money to economies. People and families depend on those jobs. Support your community and the industry by taking the family out for ice cream or similar frozen desserts once per month.
Dessert cups rejoice! Ice cream and other frozen desserts are not bad and can even boost the economy. There are so many choices available. From the location to the flavor, there will be something for everyone. Everyone likes frozen desserts. Use this to your advantage and spend time with your family by taking everyone for ice cream once or twice per month. Your kids will thank you and you get a short break from the crazy stress of life.