Skip to comments.Vanilla, Chocolate Top List of Favorite Ice Cream Flavors
Posted on 07/14/2011 5:05:45 PM PDT by randita
Vanilla, Chocolate Top List of Favorite Ice Cream Flavors
Thursday, July 14, 2011
When it comes to frozen treats, Americans prefer to keep it simple.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Adults who eat ice cream at least occasionally finds that 23% say vanilla is best, while the same number (23%) prefers chocolate. Nine percent (9%) like butter pecan the most, while strawberry and cookies and cream each earn eight percent (8%) of the vote.
Six percent (6%) prefer mint chocolate chip, and another four percent (4%) choose coffee flavored ice cream. Seventeen percent (17%) prefer some other flavor not mentioned in the survey. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
While men put vanilla at the top of the list, women do the same with chocolate.
While white adults prefer chocolate to vanilla 24% to 19%, black adults prefer vanilla by a 43% to 14% margin.
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The national survey of 800 Adults Who Eat Ice Cream was conducted on July 7-8, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Among adults who eat ice cream more than once a week, 28% pick vanilla while 22% like chocolate more. Those who eat ice cream only occasionally are torn between the two popular flavors.
Most ice cream eaters (78%) usually buy it at the store and eat it at home rather than go to an ice cream parlor. Seventeen percent (17%) would prefer going to an ice cream parlor for their treat.
American pizza-eaters rate Pizza Hut number one among pizza chains, closely followed by Papa Johns. But nearly one-out-of-five adults say they rarely or never eat pizza no matter who makes it.
In a showdown among the top three fast-food hamburger chains, Americans prefer Wendys over McDonalds and Burger King.
When it comes to coffee, 23% of coffee drinkers say they are more likely to buy it from Starbucks, while 22% each opt for either a convenience store or a local coffee shop. Fourteen percent (14%) get their coffee from Dunkin' Donuts, and 15% say they purchase it somewhere else.
Vanilla....with chocolate fudge, banana and whipped cream amkes my day!!
Where’s the graph?
vanilla bean vanilla ice cream sweetened with clover honey instead of sugar! That is by far the best flavor in the world. other good ones are: butterscotch toffee, dulce de leche, and peppermint.
Mango Italian Ice. Mmmmmm.
Either that or Chocolate Fudge and French Vanilla
in a cup with nuts.
...but prove to be a distateful where presidents are concerned.
We live close to Smuckers HG and they have an on-site store with ALL the ice topping flavors.
We shop there and then buy a bunch of vanilla ice cream and have an ice cream bar.
I’m told hispanics really really like strawberry flavored deserts.
“But nearly one-out-of-five adults say they rarely or never eat pizza no matter who makes it.
Yeah. I don’t buy it, either. Just not possible.
>>> But nearly one-out-of-five adults say they rarely or never eat pizza no matter who makes it.
Pizza is a total con-job. Cheese is made out of MOLD. Are there chains of little stores sending out rush deliveries of old dusty blue bread? I think NOT.
Oh, it’s a survey.
I was afraid is was a report on the research results from one of the administration’s multi-million dollar grants.
I'm sure there's a Ph.D dissertation in sociology in there somewhere.
Cheese is milk’s attempt at immortality.
Chocolate chip cookie dough for me.
It is the most refreshing, unique flavor of ice cream you will ever taste. I miss it so much that I taught myself to make it!
A close second is Chocolate Mint Chip. The best ice cream on the planet is at the Penn State Creamery (they taught Ben and Jerry how to make ice cream).
Google them and you can order online for pretty reasonable prices.
And therein lies the dissertation in psychology.
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Vanilla (the good stuff, not fake) ... With or without embellishment.
Strawberry deserts must be really beautiful! :o)
Chocolate chip cookie dough is the most popular at our house. I’m shocked it didn’t make the most popular list because the grocery store often runs out of it when there is a sale on ice cream.
I have real trouble, though, saying it’s the absolute best when there are so many really great flavors out there. So, I’m gonna give a shout out to pumpkin, strawberry, pecan praline, moose tracks, pina colada, banana nut, black walnut, strawberry cheesecake and homemade vanilla, and lime sherbet. Good thing God made summertime.
Who paid for this worthless poll? BTW, around here it is Turtle. It is so overwhelmingly Turtle that I know one custard stand that puts Turtle on its menu 4 times a month. And then for good measure, they throw in Turtle Cheesecake one. Of course they always offer vanilla and chocolate too.
The owner of that business says they get a bump in business every tine Turtle is on the menu.
Buttered pecan FTW.
Don't eat sweets and work at Hershey. Honest.
Blue Bell ice cream is one reason I never want to move away from Texas. Mint Chocolate Chip is my favorite but there are others I like too.
I'll be honest, I just use 4 cups half and half more times than not and it works fine. I just split it up like its cream and milk. This is from memory, but it works:
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
8 large egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons teaberry oil
Warm milk, sugar, salt in a saucepan.
Chill cream in a metal bowl on ice.
Whisk together egg yolks. Slowly pour in warm milk. Whisk, whisk, WHISK!!!
Stir that mixture over medium heat and make a custard. Give it the wooden spoon test.
Pour custard into cream and whisk, whisk, WHISK!! Get it cold enough to feel ok putting it in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
Once its ready, put it in the machine and add the oil and food coloring. BE CAREFUL WITH THIS OIL!! Man is it strong. Do it ½ teaspoon at a time and taste it. One drop over 2 teaspoons ruins it. Add the pink food coloring. It takes a LOT. Like 20 drops.
Mayor Nagin is deeply offended.
That's why there's chocolate and vanilla.
We prefer vanilla ice cream and Papa Murphy’s pizza at my house. Cookies and Cream is a close second.
Don't eat chocolate and vanilla at the same time. You could have a race war in your stomach.
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