Fun Facts

The 15 Most Popular Ice Cream Flavors in America
Flavor, percent preferring)

1. Vanilla, 29%
2. Chocolate, 8.9%
3. Butter pecan, 5.3%
4. Strawberry, 5.3%
5. Neapolitan, 4.2%
6. Chocolate chip, 3.9%
7. French vanilla, 3.8%
8. Cookies and cream, 3.6%
9. Vanilla fudge ripple, 2.6%
10. Praline pecan, 1.7%
11. Cherry, 1.6%
12. Chocolate almond, 1.6%
13. Coffee, 1.6%
14. Rocky road, 1.5%
15. Chocolate marshmallow, 1.3%
All others, 23.7%

Top 10 Ice Cream Consuming Countries in the World

1. United States
2. New Zealand
3. Denmark
4. Australia
5. Belgium and Luxembourg (tied)
6. Sweden
7. Canada
8. Norway
9. Ireland
10. Switzerland

The Top Five States that Produce the Most Ice Cream

1. California
2. Indiana
3. Ohio
3. Illinois
4. Michigan

Ice Cream Consumption

Each American consumes a yearly average of 23.2 quarts of ice cream, ice milk, sherbet, ices, and other commercially produced frozen dairy products.

The Northern Central states have the highest per capita consumption of ice cream at 41.7 quarts. The top three cities in America that purchase the most ice cream on a per capita basis are: Portland, Ore.; St. Louis, Mo.; and Seattle, Wash.

More ice cream is sold on Sunday than any other day of the week.

Ice cream consumption is highest during July and August. July is National Ice Cream Month.

Children ages two through 12, and adults age 45+, eat the most ice cream per person.

The average number of licks to polish off a single-scoop ice cream cone is approximately 50.

98 percent of all American households purchase ice cream.

*Thanks Bob Bryson for these fun facts and thanks MakeIceCream.com

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