Having a bowl of ice cream is common here in the United States. After all, up to 40% of the American population will indulge in ice cream at least once for every period of two weeks that passes by. In addition to this, it has been found that up to 87% of all household have ice cream containers in their fridge at any given point in time, with up to 90% of these households having some kind of sweet, frozen treat on what is at least a relatively regular basis. With the average person in this country eating more than 48 pints of ice cream throughout the course of just one single year, it should come as no real surprise that this is the case. After all, ice cream containers are easily accessible in just about any grocery store or supermarket. In addition to this, ice cream containers of all kinds can now even be found in many a gas station, something that makes buying and eating ice cream containers certainly all the easier.
But it’s not just ice cream containers that many are indulging in. Dessert supplies also often include ice cream cones, which first came into being back in the year of 1904, now well over a full century in our past. Ice cream cones are a popular way in which to enjoy ice cream – and can even add to the treat itself. For while buying ice cream containers at the store is most certainly a popular way to consume and enjoy ice cream, it must also be noted that going out to a ice cream parlor is a much loved option as well. At an ice cream parlor, you can even enjoy wooden tasting spoons, which will allow you to sample a whole array of ice cream options before landing on one that you want to experience more fully.
And, of course, as popular as ice cream cones, ice cream cups, and ice cream containers might be, ice cream is far from the only popular frozen dessert readily consumed throughout the United States. In fact, there are a number of other options out there as well. For instance, frozen yogurt has remained quite popular, first coming onto the seen and rising in esteem a few decades in the past. After all, there are still more than 2,500 frozen yogurt establishments seen throughout the country – at least according to the data that was collected on the subject back in the year of 2013. For those who are trying to be a little bit health conscious, frozen yogurt can provide a viable alternative to your typical ice cream dessert. And much as ice cream containers are sold throughout stores, frozen yogurt containers can be found in a great many of the same establishments.
In addition to this, gelato can also serve as a somewhat less unhealthy alternative to ice cream. After all, gelato is much denser than ice cream (with only up to 30% air content churned in, in comparison to the 50% of ice cream) but with only around 8% milk fat (and sometimes as little as 3%) at the very most. Ice cream, on the other hand, will have considerably more, to say the very least on the subject. And gelato comes in a wide variety of flavors, from the light to the rich, making it just as delicious as ice cream. Some people, as a matter of fact, will even state a preference for gelato, something that is not to be overlooked.
At the end of the day, enjoying a good frozen treat is something that a great many people will embark upon sooner rather than later. For while healthy eating is certainly an important thing, so too is enjoying yourself and indulging in something like ice cream, frozen yogurt, or gelato – at least every once in a while if not on a regular basis. And with so many options to choose from and with the accessibility of ice cream containers and the like, there is certainly no real reason not to.