06 Jul 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
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
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.
- Butter Pecan
- Mint Chocolate Chip
- Green Tea
- Rocky Road
Cities With The 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.
- New York City, New York
- Los Angeles, California
- Chicago, Illinois
- Houston, Texas
- Orlando, Florida
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- San Diego, California
- San Antonio, Texas
- Miami, Florida
- Austin, Texas
- San Francisco, California
- Seattle, Washington
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- St. Louis, Missouri
- Phoenix, Arizona
Do you agree with the findings? What’s your favorite ice cream recipe? Let us know in the comments below!