The Most Popular Ice Cream Flavors in the U.S. [Data Study]

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The Most Popular Ice Cream Flavors in the U.S. [Data Study]

With National Ice Cream Month upon us, we thought we’d take a look at trends in ice cream including settling the chocolate vs vanilla debate, the most popular ice cream recipes, and what city can claim the title of Ice Cream Capital of the U.S.

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month, and National Ice Cream Day is observed on the third Sunday of July (18th for 2021). As it was signed into public law, you now have an excuse to eat lots of ice cream!

Vanilla vs Chocolate Ice Cream By State

Vanilla Vs Chocolate

We can settle the debate of Vanilla vs Chocolate Ice Cream once and for all! We looked at search interest in all 50 states to determine that chocolate is the overwhelming winner.

Chocolate trounced Vanilla in a whopping 43 states while Vanilla claimed 7 states including the likes of Alabama, Hawaii, and Tennessee.

Most Searched Ice Cream Recipes


Most Searched Ice Cream Recipes

When it comes to the DIY crowd, things get a little different. For those making ice cream at a home, Vanilla is the most searched ice cream recipe followed by Strawberry and then Chocolate.

Other interesting flavors making up the top 20 include Mango, Pumpkin, and Peach.

  1. Vanilla
  2. Strawberry
  3. Chocolate
  4. Banana
  5. Peach
  6. Coffee
  7. Mango
  8. Coconut
  9. Butter Pecan
  10. Blueberry
  11. Avocado
  12. Pistachio
  13. Mint Chocolate Chip
  14. Peppermint
  15. Cherry
  16. Green Tea
  17. Mint
  18. Lemon
  19. Rocky Road
  20. Pumpkin

Cities With The Most Ice Cream Establishments

Most Ice Cream Establishments

We can reveal that New York City can lay claim to the Ice Cream Capital of the U.S. with a total of 167 ice cream establishments according to Trip Advisor. Los Angeles and Chicago take the 2nd and 3rd spots on the podium.

  1. New York City, New York
  2. Los Angeles, California
  3. Chicago, Illinois
  4. Houston, Texas
  5. Orlando, Florida
  6. Las Vegas, Nevada
  7. San Diego, California
  8. San Antonio, Texas
  9. Miami, Florida
  10. Austin, Texas
  11. San Francisco, California
  12. Seattle, Washington
  13. Honolulu, Hawaii
  14. St. Louis, Missouri
  15. Phoenix, Arizona

Do you agree with the findings? What’s your favorite ice cream recipe? Let us know in the comments below!

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