It’s also been a good year for sorbet (+6% to $68.5m), while sales of regular ice cream – a far more mature category - grew a respectable 2.8% to $5.84bn.
Sales of frozen yogurt, however, continued to tumble, dropping 10.7% to $239.2m, while sales of sherbert were down 7.6% to $140.1m, said Nielsen.
Dreyer's/Edy's Extra Thick & Creamy old fashioned vanilla custard (pictured above) is made with skim milk, cream, sugar, egg yolks, whey, tapioca starch, pectin, guar gum, and natural flavors.
It contains 190 calories per half cup serving compared with 140 calories for Dreyer’s/Edy’s Grand vanilla ice cream.
*All outlets combined plus convenience stores, 52 weeks ended May 28, 2016.