Ice cream is a popular treat throughout the year, but there’s something about summer that makes it extra special! On a hot summer day, there’s nothing like ice cream to cool you off and make you forget about the heat, for a little while at least.

The Scoop On Panel Data

Let’s take a look at some NCP data related to this cool topic!

The top 10 ice cream flavors purchased by NCP panel members based on total dollars spent in the past 12 months were:

1   Vanilla

2   Chocolate

3   Butter Pecan

4   Mint Chocolate Chip

5   Cookie and Cream

6   Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

7   Strawberry

8   Coffee

9   Neapolitan

10 Chocolate Peanut Butter

And, can you guess in what months NCP panel members purchased the most ice cream (based on the last 12 months of data)? Let’s find out!

1 July

2 May

3 June

4 August

5 September

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What’s your favorite flavor? Let me know in the comments below!

Ice Cream Fun Facts

Although vanilla may be the most popular ice cream flavor in America, there are so many other yummy flavors to choose from.

Back in July 2021, Instacart conducted a survey just in time for National Ice Cream Day (which, by the way, is Sunday, July 17!) to determine each state’s favorite flavor. Instacart looked at ice cream sales and compared it to the national average.

They shared the survey results with Travel+Leisure. Let’s take a look!

Alabama: Moose Tracks

Alaska: Green Tea

Arizona: Rocky Road

Arkansas: Rainbow Sherbet

California: Rocky Road

Colorado: Green Tea

Connecticut: Pistachio

Delaware: Cherry

Florida: Rum Raisin

Georgia: Rum Raisin

Hawaii: Mango

Idaho: Green Tea

Illinois: Moose Tracks

Indiana: Moose Tracks

Iowa: Moose Tracks

Kansas: Rainbow Sherbet

Kentucky: Chocolate Chip

Louisiana: Birthday Cake

Maine: Coffee

Maryland: Cookie Dough

Massachusetts: Coffee

Michigan: Moose Tracks

Minnesota: Moose Tracks

Mississippi: Birthday Cake

Missouri: Cookie Dough

Montana: Rainbow Sherbet

Nebraska: Moose Tracks

Nevada: Rocky Road

New Hampshire: Coffee

New Jersey: Pistachio

New Mexico: Chocolate Chocolate Chip

New York: Pistachio

North Carolina: Birthday Cake

North Dakota: Moose Tracks

Ohio: Chocolate Chip

Oklahoma: Cookie Dough

Oregon: Green Tea

Pennsylvania: Mint Chip

Rhode Island: Coffee

South Carolina: Moose Tracks

South Dakota: Birthday Cake

Tennessee: Moose Tracks

Texas: Rainbow Sherbet

Utah: Rocky Road

Vermont: Coffee

Virginia: Birthday Cake

Washington: Green Tea

Washington, D.C.: Mango

West Virginia: Moose Tracks

Wisconsin: Moose Tracks

Wyoming: Rocky Road

Panel Members: Don’t forget to scan all of your ice cream purchases! Thanks!

Best regards,

ice cream flavors

Related Blogs:

The Most Popular Ice Cream Flavors by State (July 29, 2019)

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month (July 14, 2017)