Taking a trip to the local neighborhood ice cream shop is a common fond childhood memory for many Americans. Whether it’s visiting to order your favorite ice cream or gelato flavor, or to try a shop’s array of flavors with their many colored spoons, ice cream shops are highly regarded in the U.S. Just how many ice cream shops are in America, though? How common of a dessert is ice cream? How many gallons of the delicious frozen treat are prepared each year? These are all important questions when determining ice cream, gelato, and frozen yogurt’s status in our society.
For starters, there were about 2,582 frozen yogurt stores alone by the end of 2013. That’s not counting ice crea