Your Guide to Sweet, Frozen Treats

Your Guide to Sweet, Frozen Treats

Let’s face it, summer is hot. It gets humid, sticky or outright unbearable in areas. What better way to cool off than to enjoy a frozen sweet treat? Did you know that 90% of U.S. households regularly indulge in a sweet, frozen treat? There are a variety of frozen treats, but the most popular ones are ice cream, gelato, and frozen yogurt.

Select a Sweet: Ice Cream, Gelato or Fro Yo

There’s no doubt that ice cream is a favorite all year round, in all seasons. In fact, the average American will consume ice cream 28.5 times this year. This milk and cream based treat is most popular in summer, with June as the month that the most ice cream is produced. In any given two-week period, according to research by NPD Group, 40% of Americans will eat ice cream and there are about 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream and similar desserts produced in the United States every year. Who doesn’t enjoy picking up a cone of vanilla or a cup of sherbet to beat the heat? Studies show that That’s a lot of milk! In fact, about 9% of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream.

Gelato is a frozen dessert similar to ice cream. This Italian sweet treat, however, is different than ice cream in a few notable. According to the Food Network, an authentic Gelato uses more milk and less cream than ice cream and doesn’t require egg yolks which is common in ice cream. Another key difference is the texture. Ice cream generally contains more than 50% air after the churning process, but Gelato is denser, creamier and smoother than ice cream and is served 10 to 15 degrees warmer than American ice cream. There’s a difference in how Gelato is scooped and served too. There are special gelato supplies that include spaded spoons and a special scoop to add to the list of differences.

At the end of 2013, there were an estimated 2,582 frozen yogurt stores, making it another popular frozen sweet treat. FroYo is confusing close to ice cream, but like Gelato, it has its differences. It’s made with milk, cream, and yogurt while ice cream normally uses just milk and cream. Frozen yogurt is a less fatty compared to standard ice cream but, according to, it has more carbohydrates.

Making Sweets Fun to Eat

You scream I scream, We all scream for ice cream! Or gelato and frozen yogurt. Whether you run an ice cream shop, a food truck or just love throwing parties, Uniq (R) is a brand to try. Uniq (R) is a sells a wide variety of unique and fun frozen dessert supplies that include ice cream cups, gelato supplies, and more. They also sell color changing spoons and cups, alongside an assortment of lids.

They don’t just make ice cream cups, they make different and better dessert supplies for not only ice cream but, gelato, sorbet and frozen yogurt as well. Uniq (R) also offers customizable ice cream and gelato supplies for weddings, parties, and businesses. No matter what you prefer, there’s a sweet treat for you and Uniq can make it more fun to eat.

The next time you want a frozen, sweet treat, keep their differences in mind so you know what to pick. Although similar to each other, these frozen treats are unique in their own way and all bring something different to the cup (or cone). Enjoy one, or enjoy them all this summer!

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