America’s Favorite Ice Cream Treats

America’s Favorite Ice Cream Treats

Americans continue to love certain ice cream flavors year after year. Here are the tried and true favorites that continue to top the list.

Vanilla. It has long been a best seller because it goes with just about any dessert. Fans love to top it off with whipped cream and fudge sauce. It’s also popular in root beer floats and on top of warm apple pie.

Chocolate. Like vanilla, this flavor is versatile. It comes in unique variations such as chocolate chunk, fudge swirl, and mudslide.  Peanut butter sauce makes a nice topping.

Cookies & Cream. This flavor features a mixture of cookie chunks and vanilla ice cream. It’s tasty in waffle cones and ice cream sandwiches. Top it off with anything that goes with cookies.

Mint Chocolate Chip. It’s refreshing, light, and has sweet chocolate chunks. Chocolate sauce and chocolate chips go nicely on top.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. This treat combines vanilla ice cream and cookies, two popular desserts. Try topping it with chocolate sauce and cupcake bites.

Strawberry. This classic fruit-based flavor is a traditional favorite.  It’s sweet and creamy with strawberry chunks. Rainbow sprinkles and chocolate chips make nice toppings. 

Birthday Cake. This ice cream features a rich buttercream frosting, sprinkles, and cake pieces. Top it off with gummy bears.

Ice Cream Kids Love

A child’s age can impact what flavors of ice cream they prefer. Children under seven like simple tastes such as vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. Kids between the ages of 8 and 12 prefer exciting “fantasy” flavors, such as Superman ice cream, and unique flavor combinations. Teens prefer more adult flavors like coffee and chocolate. Favorites include mocha, cappuccino, and darker chocolates.  

Ice Cream for Adults

Along with the traditional favorites, adults also like ice cream flavors that have a unique twist. Bailey’s, Pina Colada, Bourbon Apple Pie, and Coffee and Kahlua are among the favorites. Anybody up for a tasty Boozy Roasted Cherry Dark Chocolate Chunk? How about Thin Mint Beer ice cream? 

Ice Cream History

While we are on the subject of ice cream, let’s take a look at some historical information. In ancient times, crushed ice was flavored with fruit juices or fruit toppings. Ice cream was introduced to America in the 1700’s and was enjoyed by the elite. The sundae was created in the 1880’s and the waffle cone reportedly popped up in St. Louis in 1904. President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month in 1984 and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. Today, the average American eats about four gallons of ice cream each year.

Craving a Sweet Ice Cream Treat? 

If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth or need help with your party planning needs, Norwood ice cream can help. We are a small ice cream shop, located in Eldersburg, Maryland. Each unique ice cream flavor is handcrafted in small batches right in our store. We cater weddings, parties, special celebrations, corporate events, and more. Visit our website or call us at 410-875-7238 for more information.