There’s no doubt about it that ice cream is a quintessential summer treat for many people living in all parts and places of the United States. From eating ice cream with spoons to licking ice cream from a cone, the vast majority of us who live here have fond memories of ice cream at all times of the year – but particularly on hot summer days. Ice cream – or other frozen treats, such as frozen yogurt cups or gelato – is a decadent treat for people of all ages, and it comes in so many flavors that there is an ice cream out there for everyone. From ice cream parlors to the ice cream cartons we buy from grocery stores and convenience stores, there’s no wrong way to enjoy ice cream.
And people in the United States are well aware of this. In just one year, it is estimated that the average person who is living in the United States will eat ice cream nearly thirty times and that in any period of two weeks, nearly half of all Americans will eat ice cream with spoons or out of a cone at le
Ice cream is a popular frozen dessert that has been enjoyed by people around the globe since as early as 400 BC. Over hundreds of years, ice cream has changed, evolved and developed to include countless flavors and variations on the original frozen sweet treat, with certain types being unique to certain parts of the world.
Ice Cream and Other Popular Variations
Ice Cream (U.S.)
The classic style of ice cream enjoyed in the United States is comprised of cream, sugar, and a flavoring (typically a fruit). Statues in the U.S. also state that ice cream must contain 10% butterfat. This style is known as Philadelphia style, and can be enjoyed in a bowl, ice cream cup, or waffle cone.
Recent surveys (particularly those by the International Ice Cream Associat