According to the most recent report from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the average American consumes more than 23 pounds of ice cream per year! From more "healthy indulgences" to novel flavors and local brands, the sheer number of options for ice cream lovers is staggering. In our goodbye-to-summer roundup, we're featuring recipes that celebrate the coolest dessert of all time in both an ultra-glam sundae and a shareable treat that nods to a refreshing iced coffee favorite.
According to the IDFA, vanilla still tops the list of preferred ice cream flavors, which also includes standards like Chocolate, Strawberry and Cookies 'n' Cream. But in recent years a relatively new flavor has cracked the top 10: Moose Tracks®. Created by Denali Ingredients of New Berlin, Wisconsin, this signature ice cream variety typically features a vanilla ice cream with a fudge ribbon and bits of peanut butter cup candy swirled in.
At its most recent Ice Cream Technology Conference, the IDFA winner for Most Innovative Ice Cream Flavor was local brand Kemps for Scotcheroo. Inspired by the much-loved homemade cookie bar treat, it features swirls of peanut butter, oatmeal cookie chunks and chocolate fudge chunks in a butterscotch ice cream.
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