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Can you guess America’s favorite ice cream flavor?

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I scream you scream, we all scream for the scoop of America’s favorite frozen delight! But amid the chorus of cravings, which flavor gets the loudest screams of joy?

In a 2022 YouGov poll conducted during National Ice Cream Month (July), 1,000 U.S. adults were asked to select their favorite ice cream flavors from a list of 21 popular options. Around a thousand U.S. adults were surveyed, with participants able to choose from a list of 21 popular options. They were also asked to select their favorite flavor from those they had initially chosen. The poll revealed a range of preferences, with vanilla and chocolate ice cream reigning supreme and certain flavors demonstrating regional popularity. Here are the top 10 favorite ice cream flavors in America.

1. Vanilla

% who like this ice cream: 59

%who say this is their favorite:11

Vanilla ice cream is undeniably America’s top choice. It’s a flavor that over half of Americans prefer, with one in ten dubbing it their absolute favorite. Its popularity transcends geographical boundaries, but it’s the Western region that demonstrates the greatest preference, with 64% favoring this creamy classic.

2. Chocolate

Chocolate ice cream Photo Credit: DepositPhotos

Chocolate ice cream Photo Credit: DepositPhotos

% who like this ice cream: 51

%who say this is their favorite: 10 

Coming in second place is the ever-delightful chocolate. Loved by half of the surveyed population, it stands tall as a favorite flavor. However, it appears to have regional appeal, with Northeasterners most likely to be avid chocolate fans.

3. Strawberry

% who like this ice cream: 43

%who say this is their favorite:

Strawberry, the perennial fruity favorite, secures the third spot. With 43% of Americans liking this flavor, it proves that the refreshing blend of sweet and tangy is hard to resist.

4. Cookies and cream

real cookies and cream ice cream Photo Credit: DepositPhotos

real cookies and cream ice cream Photo Credit: DepositPhotos

% who like this ice cream: 43

%who say this is their favorite: 7

Tying with strawberry, cookies and cream is another favorite among 43% of Americans. This exciting mix of cookie bits in creamy vanilla ice cream is a cherished treat for many.

5. Butter pecan

Butter pecan. Photo Credit: DepositPhotos

Butter pecan. Photo Credit: DepositPhotos

% who like this ice cream: 35

%who say this is their favorite: 8

Butter pecan, with its rich, buttery flavor and crunchy pecans, is liked by 35% of Americans. A notable 8% consider it their top pick. This flavor finds its highest popularity in the South, where 42% of people are fond of it.

6. Chocolate chip cookie dough

 Cookie Dough Photo Credit: DepositPhotos

Cookie Dough Photo Credit: DepositPhotos

% who like this ice cream: 39

%who say this is their favorite:28

7. Mint chocolate chip

Scoop of delicious chocolate chip mint ice cream.

Scoop of delicious chocolate chip mint ice cream.

% who like this ice cream: 39

%who say this is their favorite:2

Even though only 35% of Americans reportedly enjoy mint chocolate chip, a significant 9% call it their favorite, which lands it a place in our top five. The refreshing mint paired with chocolate chips is an irresistible combo for its fans.

8. Caramel

Caramel ice cream

Caramel ice cream

% who like this ice cream: 39

%who say this is their favorite:3

Another Midwestern favorite, caramel ice cream, tantalizes the taste buds of 41% of Midwesterners. The sweet and slightly salty flavor profile appeals to those with a penchant for something less traditional.

9. Neapolitan

Neapolitan ice cream Photo Credit: DepositPhotos

Neapolitan ice cream Photo Credit: DepositPhotos

% who like this ice cream: 30

%who say this is their favorite: 2

Neapolitan, the tri-colored classic, doesn’t have a specific percentage given in the survey, but its blend of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry surely caters to a wide range of preferences, making it a fitting conclusion to our list.

10.Rocky road

Rocky road icecream Photo Credit: DepositPhotos

Rocky road ice cream Photo Credit: DepositPhotos

% who like this ice cream:29

%who say this is their favorite: 4

Is there anything more reminiscent of a joyous, childhood summer than a scoop of ice cream? If you’re part of the 29 percent of Americans who favor Rocky Road as their go-to flavor, the answer is a resounding “no”! This delightful treat is the perfect mix of creamy, crunchy, and chewy.

You can see the full study here.

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