dessertIce cream, hands down, is the best dessert on the planet. There are roughly 1.5 billion gallons of the frozen treat and similar desserts produced every year in the United States. The demand is so high not because it's a convenient snack, but because it's delicious and makes us happier when we eat it.

Ice cream cups, ice cream cones, gigantic crates of ice cream that you can eat right out of the box -- it's all amazing. Along with the tastiness and the sheer amount of fun you can have with ice cream, there are a few other reasons as to why this is the best dessert in the world.

Ice Cream is a Great Source of Vitamins
Ice cream consists of all the best vitamins that you need to keep your body healthy and strong. Inside ice cream, there are significant sources of vitamins A, B-6. B-12, C, D, and, everybody's favorite, vitamin E. There are also other compounds inside ice cream that prevent blood clots.

Eat Ice Cream and Actually Gain More Energy
Ice cream simultaneously tastes great, provides plenty of nutrients, and is a wonderful source of energy. There are carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in ice cream, which get a bad rep from some health nuts, but are essential for our bodies because they all produce energy. It's probably not a good idea to only eat ice cream, though, because all that energy can quickly turn into a lot of weight gain, but don't feel bad about diving into a delicious bowl every once and a while!

Believe it or Not, Ice Cream Stimulates Your Brain
Ice cream actually stimulates your brain's hormone that deals with happiness and stress levels in your body. Because ice cream is made of milk, which contains tryptophan, a natural nervous system realtor, it helps ease your brain and prevent symptoms of insomnia. It's no coincidence that people enjoy eating a tub of ice cream after a breakup or a difficult day. Ice cream will make you feel better and not too many other snacks can say that.