Snow might be falling in some parts of the country, but the calendar doesn’t lie: spring is here! And for the 90% of households that regularly indulge in frozen treats all year, that change in season brings extremely pleasant (and delicious) news: ice cream season is coming. That’s right, according to statistics, June is the month when the most ice cream is produced. And considering how refreshing and delicious a piled-high ice cream cup or cone can taste on a hot summer day, it’s no wonder.
But everyone is different. While a love for frozen treats during the hot summer months seems to be universal, not everyone enjoys eating ice cream the same way. Check out these variations that are all equally loved and enjoyed year-round:
Frozen yogurt took off in the 90s and has been gaining creamy, dreamy momentum ever since. Frozen yogurt is a lower fat option that has become extremely versatile. Many frozen yogurt stores have upwards of 16 flavors, with dessert supplies up the wazoo, including a wild topping bar fit to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Rich, velvety and dense, gelato is an Italian rendition of ice cream that has romanced its way into the hearts of American dessert eaters across the country. During ice cream’s churning process, approximately 50% of a air is churned into the final product. With gelato, a significantly smaller amount of air is churned into the final product. In result, you have a much denser, creamier and more velvety ice cream. This decadent treat even calls for different dessert supplies, using specialized gelato spoons that help eaters to indulge in their dessert the proper way.
Similar to ice cream, sherbet is a frozen dessert made with fruit juice, cream, gelatin, and egg white. This is often lauded as a healthier alternative to traditional ice cream, as it boasts a significantly lower fat content. While not for everyone, sherbet is a light and refreshing option that is perfect for a hot summer day.
How do you like to eat ice cream? What’s your favorite iteration? Let us know below!