Now that summer has arrived, more and more people are looking for ways to stay cool – ideally methods that involve a little fun as well. Take, for instance, swimming, one of the most popular recreational activities among children who live all throughout the United States. For a great many kids, jumping in the pool is a great way to beat the heat and enjoy a hot summer day. Of course, swimming provides a great amount of exercise as well, meaning that those who are participating in it are likely to be interested in something to eat after.
And ice cream and other frozen desserts provide the perfect option. Whether you eat your ice cream in a cone or in a bowl with a spoon – or even through something like a paper straw, in the case of the typical milkshake – there is no one right or wrong way to enjoy ice cream (or any other frozen dessert, for that matter). Ice cream comes in all kinds of flavors and can be found in many places throughout the United States. And while ice cream certainly isn’t the healthiest food out there, everyone deserves such a delicious treat every once in awhile.
Fortunately, most people know this, as is supported by the data surrounding ice cream consumption all throughout the country. This data shows that up to 90% of all homes all throughout the United States are actually consuming some type of frozen dessert on a regular basis, though that dessert is not always ice cream (it will be in many cases, of course). After all, with more than one and a half billion gallons of the stuff sold over the course of just one year in this one country alone, it should really come as no surprise that the average family – at least up to 87% of them, according to recent research – has at least one tub of ice cream in their freezer at all times, an average person eating up to 48 pints of ice cream over the span of a mere 12 months (at least here in the United States, though ice cream and other frozen treats are certainly popular in other parts of the world as well).
And there’s certainly an ice cream flavor out there for everyone, with more and more interesting and diverse flavors being introduced with each passing year. Vanilla, of course, remains a popular standby. As a matter of fact, vanilla is considered to be the most widely liked ice cream flavor all throughout the country, with more than one quarter (around 28%, to be just a bit more exact) of all consumers stating that vanilla is their preferred flavor over all others. Of course, chocolate is also hugely popular indeed, something that is very much supported by the fact that it makes up as much as 19% of all ice cream sales (whereas vanilla makes up around 33%, at least according to the data that was gathered back in the year of 2018).
And there are many ways in which you can eat ice cream. Paper ice cream cups have grown popular, as eating out of them wit ha spoon is something that can make the whole process of enjoying ice cream considerably less messy. For young children, eating with a spoon can simply be easier than trying to navigate a cone, and the ice cream spoon can come in a number of sizes. For instance, a tasting spoon can be perfect for those who are not yet ready to decide on a flavor, as the tasting spoon allows for some sampling to find just the right one to fit that day’s mood and the person in question’s tastes.
For many people, an ice cream spoon is essential for to go cups as well. If you’re taking your ice cream with you on the road, you’ll likely need a spoon as you won’t already have one with you. The ice cream spoon can be ideal get getting a milkshake as well, as drinking through paper straws is not always possible the whole way through.