97% of Americans Like Ice Cream . . . Plus the Best and Worst Flavors

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, which means it could also be considered the unofficial start of ICE CREAM season.  (I’m kidding.  We all know “ice cream season” is a year-round thing.)

The International Dairy Foods Association recently conducted a survey, where 97% of Americans reported “loving” or “liking” ice cream.

They asked people for their favorite flavors, and despite the silly stuff some creameries are doing . . . like mac-and-cheese ice cream . . . America likes the CLASSIC flavors.

Boring Vanilla is #1, followed by Chocolate . . . Strawberry . . . Butter Pecan . . . Cookie Dough . . . Cookies and Cream . . . Mint Chocolate Chip . . . Chocolate Chip . . . Rocky Road . . . and Peanut Butter.

Caramel just missed the Top 10 at #11, followed by Coffee . . . Brownie . . . Moose Tracks . . . Birthday Cake . . . Cherry or Black Cherry . . . Neapolitan . . . Pistachio . . . Banana . . . and Fudge Swirl.

The LEAST popular flavor of the ones they asked about was . . . Lavender.  Others that did NOT get much love include:  Green Tea, Matcha, Maple, Orange, Spumoni, and Rum Raisin.  (???)

Fudge Swirl was the 20th best ice cream flavor, but HOT FUDGE is America’s favorite topping.

Our second favorite topping is whipped cream, followed by caramel sauce . . . chocolate sauce . . . nuts . . . sprinkles . . . chocolate chips . . . and cherries.

They also asked what “container” for ice cream people preferred . . . and waffle cone was the top response.  29% of people would opt for that.  A simple bowl was the runner-up at 27%.  Sugar cones were next, followed by “waffle bowls.”

9% of people prefer to eat it straight out of the carton.  7% like putting their ice cream in a cup or mug, and 6% have a thing for “cake cones.”

1% of people said “something else.”  Maybe those people make ice cream sandwiches with cookies . . . or do ICE CREAM TACOS!

(IDFA / IDFA)