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The Battle of the Cone VS the Dish: What Would You Choose?

Summer is here and it is the perfect time for our favorite American dessert-- ice cream, frozen yogurt, and gelato. And while the International Ice Cream Association member companies report that the most popular frozen dessert flavor is vanilla, there are so many different ways to enjoy this favorite flavor! From a cone to an ice cream cup, how do you choose?

To help with the decision-making process, here are all some benefits in the never-ending cone VS. ice cream cups debate.

The ice cream cone

If you want a portable dessert option, the cone is for you! The benefits of this edible ice cream vessel include:

  • You can eat it! It is a topping in and of itself! 

  • Cones are more environmentally friendly as they create less waste. 

  • No need for a spoon. 

  • There are different types of cones available to suit all your tastes, chocolate-dipped waffle cones, cones with sprinkles, and sugar cones so you can put your taste buds for a loop. A more dynamic flavor experience is to be had when choosing a cone. 

  • A cone only requires one hand, so you can walk and dance when eating it! 

  • The ice cream melts into the cone as you eat it, making the cone much more delicious as you go! 

  • Cones are much more aesthetically pleasing and look great in photos. 

Ice Cream Cups
Some traditionalists prefer eating their ice cream out of a dish, and that is more than fine! Here are some advantages of going the cup route with your dessert.

  • Less likely to spill, easily contained. 

  • Easier for children to use, are less sticky and offer more control. 

  • More room for toppings -- you can't have a sundae without a cup! Also, a banana split would be non-existent if it wasn't for an ice cream cup. 

  • A gluten-free option to those with dietary restrictions. 

  • Great to contain your dessert if you can't finish and want some leftovers! 

So, with these advantages and benefits in mind, what are you going to choose?

No matter what dessert option you are going for, you can rest assured frozen dessert supplies has everything you need to make the tastiest treats yet!
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About the Author: Tim Porter

Tim is the CEO and people builder of In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, collecting watches, and Classic Mini Coopers.


Our purpose at Frozen Dessert Supplies is "Build People and Deliver Joy." That means that everything we do, from manufacturing to packaging to delivery, is to build you and your business and deliver joy to you. We also strive to build our employees and help them to be better people.

Our paper ice cream cups are made withFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPE (Polyethylene). Our clear plastic cups, banana split boats, and plastic dome lids are made fromPET (Polyethylene Terephthalate). Our plastic spoons and straws are made fromPP (Polypropylene). Our eco-friendly ice cream cups are made fromFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPLA (Polylactic Acid). PLA is plastic made from corn starch. Our eco-friendly spoons are also made from PLA. Our eco-friendly wooden spoons are made from FDA approvedsmooth birch wood.

The Battle of the Cone VS the Dish: What Would You Choose?