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Global Frozen Desserts Market By Product Type (sherbet, Frozen Yogurt, Frozen Ice Cream, Frozen Tofu, Frozen Cakes, Mousse, Frozen Novelties), By Fat Content (regular Frozen Desserts, Low Fat Desserts), By Consumption (home, Hotel And Restaurants And Dessert Parlors) and By Regional Analysis (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2023 – 2028)

Published: March, 2023
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Frozen Desserts Market Size, Growth, Forecast (2023-2028)

The Global Frozen Desserts Market size was worth US$ 93.7 billion in 2022, and it is estimated to reach a valuation of US$ 135.7 billion by the end of 2028, expanding at an annual compound rate of 5.4% between 2023 and 2028. The market is driven by the introduction of new flavors, increased impulse purchases, and increased demand for frozen dessert products among consumers worldwide.

Frozen Desserts Market

Market Overview:

Frozen desserts belong to the frozen food industry that is generally eaten after meals or served as soft drinks and can be enjoyed between meals. Frozen desserts consist mainly of milk and cream, often combined with fruit, nuts, and other flavors. Frozen desserts are aroma-based foods in the form of shaved ice, ice, sherbet, and snow cones. And they are made from solid milk or even vegetable oil. Frozen cakes, frozen yogurt, ice cream, and so on, are the prominent frozen desserts available in the market that have a high consumption rate based on the availability of numerous flavors. Additionally, target customers tend to prefer ice cream after meals, which is why ice cream sales are significantly higher than other frozen desserts.

Recent Developments in Frozen Desserts Industry:

  • The carbonated soft drink company Coca-Cola expanded its business by introducing frozen desserts in India. The company also proclaimed that it aims to add a wide range of fruit-based products and sweets to the market by investing 11bn rupees in agricultural ecosystems and food processing equipment and sources.
  • In August 2018, Hindustan Unilever Limited aspired to become a market leader in the frozen dessert market. To diversify the frozen dessert portfolio, consumer conglomerates have acquired Vijaykant Dairy and Food Products Limited (VDFPL).
  • Baskin Robbins has launched a dairy-free fragrance for vegan consumers who prefer desserts over animal-based ingredients. Two new flavors allow customers to follow a lifestyle without compromise.




Market Size Available

2022 – 2028

Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 - 2028



Segments Covered

By Product Type, Fat Content, Consumption and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

Baskin-Robbins, Nestle SA, Unilever, Danone Groupe SA, Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings Inc, Cielo USA, Kraft Foods Group Inc and Others.

Frozen Desserts Market Growth:

The increase in the disposable income of consumers, coupled with people's increasing propensity for food, is expected to fuel the growth of frozen dessert markets worldwide.


One of the main reasons for market growth is the increasing demand for frozen dessert products worldwide due to changes in consumer tastes and health awareness. In addition, the increase in disposable income has led to the market with the introduction of various products in the dessert sector to accommodate a wide selection of consumer groups. Frozen desserts mainly consist of dairy compounds, vegetable fats, with a flavor mix and dried fruit. The development of innovative flavors and packaging for various frozen products has proven to be crucial to the growth of the region. Over the last few years, several novel products have been introduced in the category of frozen desserts. Nestlé released "Outshine Frozen Yogurt Bars", which became very popular with children in no time. Consumers are buying more and more of these bars because they do not contain high fructose corn syrup and are high in protein and calcium.

The growth of the frozen dessert market is accelerating as the tendency to consume frozen desserts after meals increases as an effective digestive product increases. Climate change is another factor that can create a high demand for frozen desserts like ice cream and frozen yogurt worldwide. On hot days, the need for ice cream can only quickly rise to 50%, and if the weather is terrible, it can drop by 20%. Customers believe that it accelerates the growth of the market by eating ice cream to cool down their body temperature in hot weather.

The lactose-free frozen ice cream segment is considered as the new trend that is expected to become popular in the frozen dessert market in the foreseen years. The market is driven by the rising rate of food allergies and intolerances. There has been remarkable progress in the frozen dessert market for many years. The packaging industry, combined with the e-commerce sector provided customers with a convenient facility to order frozen desserts online and enjoy snacks at home. This influenced its fluctuation factor and was an active contribution to the increase in sales of ice cream and other frozen desserts. Additionally, various frozen desserts are sold in shopping malls, department stores, multiplexes, and other dessert channels to support the global frozen dessert market further.


There is a broad spectrum of frozen dessert markets around the world, but the biggest challenge for manufacturers is balancing the current demand for vegan and organic products with a diminishing taste that is detrimental to global sales. As people's health problems increase, it is hampering the growth of this market. Most consumers prefer low-calorie options, vegan alternatives, and dairy-free products as healthier options, affecting the growth of the market. Furthermore, as the number of diabetics increases, the dessert industry has put pressure on the development of sugar-free products suitable for the relevant consumer base.

Frozen Desserts Market Segmentation Analysis:

By Product Type:

  • sherbet
  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Frozen Ice Cream
  • Frozen Tofu
  • Frozen Cakes
  • Mousse
  • Frozen Novelties

By Fat Content:

  • regular Frozen Desserts
  • Low Fat Desserts

By Consumption:

  • home
  • Hotel and Restaurants
  • Dessert Parlors

Geographical Segmentation Analysis:

  • North America - the United States and Canada
  • Europe - United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, and France
  • The Asia Pacific - India, Japan, China, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia
  • Latin America  - Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of LATAM
  • The Middle East and Africa - Africa and Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus)

Regional Analysis:

North America frozen desserts market was the most extensive local market in 2018 as demand for ice cream increased. In 2018, the United States was the largest market, with a 91.6% share of the North American market. Lifestyle changes, coupled with an increase in health awareness, are driving the growth of this market. Frozen yogurt is the most popular product offering consumers a variety of flavors with more than 400 brands in this segment. With this in mind, the USDA has launched several projects to promote the consumption of yogurt and related products in the region. Low-fat yogurt is a rich source of calcium, and organizations are increasingly promoting it for health and nutrition.

The Asia Pacific frozen desserts market is supposed to emerge as the fastest-growing regional market during the forecast period. Increases in urban populations, changes in lifestyles, gains in disposable income and changes in weather conditions are some of the principal factors supporting the market boom in the region. The increased demand for frozen desserts has significantly increased the total number of retail ice cream and frozen dessert stores in China. Frozen desserts are sure to be a big hit in the Chinese market, as people can spend more money on these products as demand for healthy low-fat foods increases. The increasing level of consumer income, the rapid development of manufacturing capacity, the country's trend towards primacy, and increased consumer adoption of premium products are assumed to meet the growing demand for frozen desserts in China.

Leading Company:

The growth of professional brands, such as Yili Chocliz, Mengniu Ice, Cornetto, Magnum, etc., has been a critical factor in the growth of the frozen desserts market, especially in China.

Key Players in the Market:

Major Key Players in the Global Frozen Desserts Market are

  • Baskin-Robbins                        
  • Nestle SA                   
  • Unilever                      
  • Danone Groupe SA                
  • Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings Inc.                         
  • Cielo USA                   
  • Kraft Foods Group Inc.     


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What can be the size of the global Frozen Desserts market by 2028?

By 2028, it is predicted that the global Frozen Desserts market can reach a valuation of US$ 135.7 billion.

What can be the compound annual growth rate of the global Frozen Desserts market?

The global Frozen Desserts market can expand with a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period.

Mention the major key players in the global Frozen Desserts market?

Baskin-Robbins, Nestle SA, Unilever, Danone Groupe SA, Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings Inc, Cielo USA, Kraft Foods Group Inc and Others.

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