In any given two-week period, according to research by the NPD Group, 40% of Americans will eat ice cream. And that doesn't even include the people who indulge in smoothies, frozen yogurt, gelato, and other frozen treats. Yes, traditional ice cream has a wide range of delectable flavors and styles, and there are all kinds of options for people to enjoy.
And as temperatures all across the country have been nearing triple digits in recent weeks, Americans' appetite for cool desserts is rising along with the temperatures. While there's nothing wrong with a traditional ice cream cone or milkshake, look beyond the traditional if you want to escape the heatwave of 2018.
That's right, it's time to fight this brutal heat with some delicious and refreshing frozen treats. Whether served in waffle cones, disposable ice cream cups, or plastic gelato cups, there are countless ways to cool off this summer. Here are some of the most popular frozen desserts that will refresh your body during this never-ending heatwave.
Pomegranate sorbet -- This semi-sweet dish is easy to make, requiring only three ingredients. And because of its cool taste, it's nearly as refreshing as it is tasty.
Ice Pops -- As every kid who has ever chased after an ice cream truck knows, there is no better way to combat the summer heat than a few ice cold ice pops. Don't think for one second that adults shouldn't enjoy these frozen delights, too. Whether you're five or 65, a freezing cold ice pop can taste and feel great on a hot summer day.
Frozen mojito cake-tails -- That's right, cake-tails. This isn't your everyday dessert, but for special occasions, mojito cake-tails are sure to be a major hit. And according to Rachel Ray, you can prep this unforgettable dessert in just 20 minutes -- yum!
Frozen yogurt -- Looking to indulge without breaking your diet? Then gelato and frozen yogurt is the best way to go. Though frozen yogurt hasn't been as popular for as long as ice cream, it's certainly been much more popular as of late. In 2013, at the peak of the Fro-Yo craze, there were 2,582 frozen yogurt shops around the country serving up countless fruity flavors in little frozen yogurt cups. Now, it's nearly impossible to walk around a town without seeing two or three frozen yogurt bars. Grab your disposable frozen yogurt cup, fill it up with whatever flavor and toppings you want, and enjoy!
Ice cream pie -- Not exactly the most nutritious dessert, but it's still delicious and refreshing. You can get as creative as you want when making an ice cream pie, too. So cover some chocolate cookie crust with your favorite ice cream and then pour on whatever tasty ingredients you want.
If you want to learn more about the best ways to serve these delicious frozen treats, then give Frozen Dessert Supplies a call today. We have all of the ice cream party supplies, wholesale dessert cups, and other ice cream-related products you could ever need!