North America Frozen Desserts Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

North America Frozen Desserts Market is segmented by Product Type (Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream, Frozen Cakes, and Others), by Distribution Channel ( Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Speciality Stores, Online Retailer, and Others), and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

North America Frozen Desserts Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 3.8 %

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Market Overview

North America Frozen Desserts Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.8% during the forecast period 2020-2025.

  • Ice creams emerged as the leading product category. The factors affecting growth are flavors and fat content along with sweetness and texture.
  • Lactose-free frozen ice cream is one of the emerging trends expected to gain traction in the ice cream market in the coming years. The market is driven by increasing rates of food allergies and intolerances.
  • Unilever, General Mills, Nestle, Fonterra Co-operative Group, and many other companies have been launching new frozen desserts. For example, Oreo recently launched ice-cream sandwiches with peanut butter, while Nestlé launched Hostess Ding Dings Frozen Treat. Such innovations will help to improve overall market sales and sustain growth.

Scope of the Report

North America 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, and others. Furthermore, the ice cream segment has classified into artisanal ice cream, dairy-based ice cream, and water-based ice cream. Based on the distribution channel, the market has been segmented into supermarkets/hypermarkets, convenience stores, specialty stores, online retailer others. Based on geography, the report provides a detailed regional analysis.

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 States
Rest of North America

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand for Gelato

In today’s fast‐paced world, gelato has proven an adequate meal replacement because of its many health properties. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, more than USD 39 billion is contributed to the United States economy through the sale and production of ice cream and related frozen desserts, such as gelato. The high amounts of protein in gelato have made gelato a desirable food for athletes, especially those on a strict regiment as it allows for a non‐diet breaking healthy indulgence. Moreover, increased consumption of gelato is one of the driving factors for the North America frozen desserts market. Owing to consumer demand for new and innovative flavors, there has been a rise in the preferences for gelato in the recent past.

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United States holds the Largest Market Share

Several companies in the United States are investing extensively in improving the shelf life and storage facilities of these products, which, in turn, is predicted to positively influence growth over the forecast period. With the rising demand for frozen snacks among the millennial population, the United States frozen dessert market is expected to witness significant growth. Refrigerated snacks, such as yogurt, ice creams, and pudding, witnessed increased consumption over the last few years. There is a significant shift in consumer preferences, especially among high-income consumers. Manufacturers with high consumer insights, capabilities, and best-in-class product development competences can attract more consumers through innovative product portfolios, which in turn, boosting the market studied in the country.

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Competitive Landscape

North America 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 Dairy Farmers of America. 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.

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 United States

      2. 5.3.2 Canada

      3. 5.3.3 Mexico

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of North America


    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 Dairy Farmers of America

      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

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The North America Frozen Desserts Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The North America Frozen Desserts Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.8% over the next 5 years.

Nestle S.A, General Mills, Inc, Dairy Farmers of America, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc, Unilever are the major companies operating in North America Frozen Desserts Market.

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