As the temperatures begin to drop across the midwest, some people might think that this week before Christmas is a time of big pots of soup and staying inside. Not everyone, however, wants to hunker down just because the weather is getting cold. In fact, no matter how cold the temperature is, some people still want to make sure that they get their daily serving of frozen yogurt and ice cream, even if it means going out of the house to get it.
Whether you are a college student home for break or you are a parent of little children, you understand the thrill of going out for a frozen treat. The process of asking for a tasting spoon size sample of the flavor of the day at least once, if not twice, and making the final selection. From the adorable paper ice cream cups to the tasting spoons that your children collect, there is just something about going out for a family ice cream trip.
How Often Does Your Family Go Out for a Frozen Treat?
Whether you are in the mood for ice cream sundaes or a simple cone, finding a family favorite ice cream spot can help you create a tradition for your family and friends. Consider some of these facts and figures about the ice cream industry and the role that it plays in the nation’s economy:
- 40% of Americans will eat ice cream in any given two-week period, according to research by NPD Group.
- Vanilla remains the most popular flavor among their consumers at 28%, according to a recent survey of International Ice Cream Association member companies.
- 9% of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream.
- There were an estimated 2,582 frozen yogurt stores at the end of the year 2013.
- The average American will consume ice cream 28.5 times this year.
- More ice cream is produced in the month of June than any other time of the year.
Even though the temperatures are falling, many people still look forward to the chance to go eat a frozen treat. Even if they have to drive through the snow or sleet to get their favorite ice cream cone.