Europe Frozen Desserts Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

Europe Frozen Dessert Market is segmented by Product Type (Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream, Frozen Cakes, and Others), by Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Specialty Stores, Online Retailer, and Others), and by Geography.

Europe Frozen Desserts Market Size

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Europe Frozen Desserts Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
Historical Data Period 2019 - 2022
CAGR 4.70 %
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Europe Frozen Desserts Market

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Europe Frozen Desserts Market Analysis

Europe Frozen Desserts Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period 2020-2025.

  • In Europe, the consumers are shifting toward products that offer both indulgence and health and this has given an opportunity for gourmet yogurt producing companies in the country to develop new products, as these give strong competition to other chilled desserts, thus facilitating their steep growth.
  • Ice creams emerged as the leading product category. The factors affecting growth are flavors and fat content along with sweetness and texture.
  • Moreover, in Europe, owing to the current pandemic COVID -19, major market players such as Nestle and Unilever have marked a significant growth in sales of ice cream as initial household stocking of both hygiene and food products has led to an increased volume of frozen desserts.

Europe Frozen Desserts Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Europe Frozen Desserts Market according to our research experts:

Rising Health Concerns and Innovation in Flavours is Boosting the Market Growth

Growing health concerns and the availability of products like ice cream made with natural flavors and natural sweeteners and handcrafted ice cream is increasing the ice cream demand in Europe. These products can offer innovation inspiration to other markets, specifically with regard to sourcing ingredients from local farmers and using packaging as a distinguishing selling point that celebrates and appeals to a sense of individuality. Companies are offering consumers more 'better for you' options in the way of smaller portion sizes, and better ingredients including vegetables, oats, soy, and dairy-free varieties in the ice cream segment, which in turn, boosting the demand for natural flavored ice creams.

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Italy holds a Significant Market Share

There is a high demand for gelato in Italy; moreover, there are a large number of artisanal ice cream parlors, bars, and cafés that sell artisanal ice cream in the country. Owing to this fact, there are close to 39,000 gelato parlors in Italy (10,000 pure gelaterias and 29,000 bars and pastry shops selling gelato). Customers have been demanding frozen yogurt, as they are a substitute for ice creams; besides, there are a growing number of specialty shops serving gelato, custard, and sorbet in the country. Prodotti Rubicone SRL, Granarolo Group, and Yogorino San Claudio di Corridonia, among others, offer frozen yogurt products in the country.

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Europe Frozen Desserts Industry Overview

Europe frozen desserts market is a highly competitive market and comprises regional and international competitors. The market is dominated by players, like Unilever, Nestle, General Mills, and Mondelēz International. The leading players in the frozen desserts market enjoy a dominant presence worldwide. These players focus on leverage opportunities posed by emerging markets to expand their product portfolio, so that they can cater to the requirements for various product segments, especially ice cream.

Europe Frozen Desserts Market Leaders

  1. Nestle S.A

  2. General Mills, Inc

  3. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc

  4. Mondelēz International

  5. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Europe Frozen Desserts Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Frozen Yogurt

      2. 5.1.2 Ice Cream

        1. Artisanal Ice Cream

        2. Dairy-based Ice Cream

        3. Water-based Ice Cream

      3. 5.1.3 Frozen Cakes

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Convenience Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Speciality Stores

      4. 5.2.4 Online Retailer

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Germany

      2. 5.3.2 United Kingdom

      3. 5.3.3 France

      4. 5.3.4 Italy

      5. 5.3.5 Spain

      6. 5.3.6 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 General Mills, Inc

      2. 6.4.2 Nestle S.A

      3. 6.4.3 Chobani LLC

      4. 6.4.4 Mondel?z International

      5. 6.4.5 Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc

      6. 6.4.6 Unilever

      7. 6.4.7 Blue Bell Creameries LP

      8. 6.4.8 Fonterra Co-operative Group

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Europe Frozen Desserts Industry Segmentation

Europe frozen desserts market is segmented by product type, distribution channel, and geography. Based on product type, the market has been segmented into frozen yogurt, ice cream, frozen cakes, others. Furthermore, the ice cream segment has classified into artisanal ice cream, dairy-based ice cream, water-based ice cream. Based on the distribution channel, the market has been segmented into supermarkets/hypermarkets, convenience stores, specialty stores, online retailers, and others. Based on geography, the report provides a detailed regional analysis, which includes Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, France, and rest of Europe.

By Product Type
Frozen Yogurt
Ice Cream
Artisanal Ice Cream
Dairy-based Ice Cream
Water-based Ice Cream
Frozen Cakes
By Distribution Channel
Convenience Stores
Speciality Stores
Online Retailer
By Geography
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
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Europe Frozen Desserts Market Research FAQs

The Europe Frozen Desserts Market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.70% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Nestle S.A, General Mills, Inc, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc, Mondelēz International and Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc are the major companies operating in the Europe Frozen Desserts Market.

The report covers the Europe Frozen Desserts Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Europe Frozen Desserts Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Frozen Desserts in Europe Industry Report

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Europe Frozen Desserts Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)