Almost everyone inclusive of children and adults around the globe love ice cream. Some prefer it in a cone or a cup, smothered in sprinkles, or served as a sundae. An ice cream day is ever a bright day for the frozen sweet treat never lets one down.
In 1984, the then President, Donald Reagan, declared July a national ice cream month. Occasionally ice cream lovers flocked ice cream dens on 3rd July since it is the national ice cream day. Coincidently, it happens on Sunday every year.
The prominent top-selling ice cream brands in the United States include Blue Bell Creameries, Breyers, Häagen-Dazs, and Turkey Hill Dairy.
Blue Bell Creameries
It is a US-based ice cream brand that specializes in a variety of flavors. Most of these flavors vary depending on the market. Some of their top-selling flavors are Homemade Vanilla, Cookies ‘n Cream, Dutch Chocolate, Great Divide (a chocolate and vanilla mix), and Cookie Two Step.
According to Breyers’ recent poll on 2000 American ice cream lovers, the majority loved Vanilla while about 51% were fans of strawberry. Nevertheless, they discovered chocolate fans were 50%.
Some of their most selling flavors are Natural Vanilla, Chocolate, Neapolitan mix of Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry, Oreo, Mint Chocolate Chip, Butter Peacan, and Natural Strawberry.
Cookies and Cream is the yummiest flavor from Häagen Dazs. Vanilla a rather universal flavor follows it. Other sweet flavors include Dulce de Leche and Belgian Chocolate.
Turkey Hill Dairy
It is a big ice cream company. Last year, it produced over 30 million gallons of ice cream. The brand rep states this amount could serve women, men, and children in Pennsylvania each 112 scoops of ice cream. Meaning, more than enough ice cream for the ice cream day.
Their best top five flavors are Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Mint Chip, Homemade Vanilla, Butter Pecan, and Cookies & Cream.
Differences Between Ice Cream And Gelato?
Ice cream and gelato have a lot in common. They tend to confuse many people. More so, since both are a product of dairy and sugar flavorings, they share more similarities than differences. However, because the types and proportions of ingredients used differ, they are not the same product. Although the two products can be yummy confusing, some of the differences include:
Ice creams in the US have a minimum milk fat percentage of 10. However, most ice cream companies always use extra. Meanwhile, gelato contains milkfat percentage usually, less than 10%.
While the gelato companies make it with milk, ice cream companies make them from large portions of cream. Moreover, ice cream brands also make them with 1.4% egg yolk, unlike gelatos. Surprisingly, it is possible to prepare ice cream without an egg. While to make gelato, one must use an egg.
Ice cream vendors serve both gelatos and ice creams at different temperature ranges. Since ice creams melt, venders do serve them at super frosty temperatures. While gelatos are served warm.