gelato spoons Enjoyed in 92% of all U.S. households, ice cream may very well be America's favorite dessert. But with so many ways to enjoy it, even the sweet creamy treat can become a dizzying decision.


Luckily, we've come up with a list of the best ways to enjoy the sweet stuff, so you don't have to. Next time you want to enjoy the dessert eaten over 28 times per year per person, you'll know just how to eat it!


Ice Cream Cone
While paper cups and spoons are a far less messy way to enjoy ice cream, nothing screams summer more than a few scoops of ice cream in a classic cone. Originally called cornets, cones are considered pastries, and are made with either wafers or waffles. The first edible cone emerged in cookbooks in 1825, when they were described as little rolled waffles. Ice cream cones were made popular in the United States in the early 1900s, and have been a hit ever since.

Ice Cream Cake
There's no bigger joy than blowing out the candles of an ice cream cake, fit to eat with a plastic tasting spoon. Ice cream cakes are typically made with a cookie crust and an ice cream base, layered with toppings of preference and iced with either fudge or whipped cream frosting. These cakes are closely related to baked Alaskas, but the difference is that they are never baked.

Gelato
This ice cream variation is taking the American ice cream world by storm. Originally invented in Italy, gelato is a denser, creamier version of ice cream. It contains up to 8% milkfat and only has 25% of air churned into it, compared to the 50% of air churned into ice cream. Gelato spoons are typically smaller and flatter, like a spatula. Gelato spoons work better with the gelato's creamy texture.

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