How Many Times a Week Does Your Family Eat Ice Cream?

It has been the snowiest and coldest kind of weekend. After a warm and beautiful Thanksgiving Day, the change in weather has been a real shock. Fortunately, the weather the day after Turkey Day was beautiful and you were able to get the outdoor Christmas decorations up. By Saturday morning, however, the weather had turned, the temperatures dropped, the winds picked up and you woke to near blizzard conditions.

In spite of the cold weather, the girls still wanted to get some ice cream before the weekend was over. You tried to convince them that the containers in the refrigerator would be fine, but the fact of the matter is they had their hearts set on visiting their favorite ice cream shops. They love the brightly colored plastic spoons and love the made to order ice cream sundaes. With a counter of topics that is nearly 10 feet long, the girls pile on the toppings and sprinkles until the containers are over flowing.

It Is Never Too Cold for Ice Cream!
Even though June is the month when the most ice cream is sold, the fact of the matter is there are many people who know that any day is a good day for ice cream. Even if you have to scrape the snow off the car windows before you head out to your favorite ice cream shop.
Consider these facts and figures about the habits of ice cream loving Americans and the effect that their sweet tooth has on the economy of the nation:

  • 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream and similar desserts are produced in America every year.
  • 9% of all the milk produced by dairy farmers in the U.S. is used to produce ice cream.
  • 90% of households in America regularly indulge in a sweet, frozen treat.
  • Gelato only contains between 3% and 8% milkfat and 25% to30% air, while ice cream generally contains more than 50% air after the churning process.
  • 28.5 times is the average number of times Americans will consume ice cream this year.
  • 40% of Americans will eat ice cream in any given two-week period, according to research by NPD Group.

Whether it is the day after Thanksgiving or the first day of summer, any time can be a great time for a frozen treat, especially if you get to pick the kind of sprinkles and syrup that will be on the top.