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Vanilla, Chocolate Top List of Favorite Ice Cream Flavors
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 7/14/11 | Rasmussen Staff

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 John’s. 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 Wendy’s over McDonald’s 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.


TOPICS: Food; Society
KEYWORDS: chocolate; icecream; vanilla
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I'm partial to coffee ice cream myself.
1 posted on 07/14/2011 5:05:55 PM PDT by randita
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To: randita

Vanilla....with chocolate fudge, banana and whipped cream amkes my day!!


2 posted on 07/14/2011 5:07:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: randita
I love moose tracks. It is vanilla ice cream with fudge swirl and mini peanut butter cups. Yum yum. But alas, my stupid dairy allergies keep me from having it anymore. :-(


3 posted on 07/14/2011 5:09:00 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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When will we ever get past this racial divide between chocolate and vanilla? C-c-c-c-can't we all get along? (sorry, temporary brain freeze) Oh, uh, interesting...
4 posted on 07/14/2011 5:09:54 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: randita

Where’s the graph?


5 posted on 07/14/2011 5:10:48 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: randita
But nearly one-out-of-five adults say they rarely or never eat pizza no matter who makes it.

Heresy!

6 posted on 07/14/2011 5:10:48 PM PDT by null and void (Day 905. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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To: randita

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.


7 posted on 07/14/2011 5:11:30 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: randita

Mango Italian Ice. Mmmmmm.
Either that or Chocolate Fudge and French Vanilla
in a cup with nuts.


8 posted on 07/14/2011 5:11:29 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: randita
Vanilla, Chocolate Top List of Favorite Ice Cream Flavors

...but prove to be a distateful where presidents are concerned.

9 posted on 07/14/2011 5:12:07 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: randita

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.

Yum.


10 posted on 07/14/2011 5:12:36 PM PDT by mom4melody
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To: randita

11 posted on 07/14/2011 5:13:10 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I’m told hispanics really really like strawberry flavored deserts.


12 posted on 07/14/2011 5:14:15 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: GSWarrior

13 posted on 07/14/2011 5:15:27 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: null and void

“But nearly one-out-of-five adults say they rarely or never eat pizza no matter who makes it.

Heresy! “

Yeah. I don’t buy it, either. Just not possible.


14 posted on 07/14/2011 5:16:31 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: GSWarrior

LOL!


15 posted on 07/14/2011 5:25:41 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: null and void; randita; CodeToad

>>> 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.


16 posted on 07/14/2011 5:27:44 PM PDT by tlb
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To: randita

What ..no shaved ice???
17 posted on 07/14/2011 5:28:30 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: randita
Where did broccoli flavour place?


18 posted on 07/14/2011 5:31:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: randita

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.


19 posted on 07/14/2011 5:31:45 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: randita
While white adults prefer chocolate to vanilla 24% to 19%, black adults prefer vanilla by a 43% to 14% margin.

I'm sure there's a Ph.D dissertation in sociology in there somewhere.

20 posted on 07/14/2011 5:32:21 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: tlb

Cheese is milk’s attempt at immortality.


21 posted on 07/14/2011 5:33:31 PM PDT by null and void (Day 905. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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To: randita

Chocolate chip cookie dough for me.


22 posted on 07/14/2011 5:34:21 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: randita; a fool in paradise; JoeProBono
Used...


23 posted on 07/14/2011 5:34:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: buccaneer81
Does anyone know why he lied about not liking ice cream when he was trying to get elected.??? Other than he is a pathological liar.

24 posted on 07/14/2011 5:34:53 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: randita

25 posted on 07/14/2011 5:36:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: All
My favorite will always be Teaberry. Growing up in Central PA, all the local ice cream eateries had Teaberry ice cream.

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.

26 posted on 07/14/2011 5:38:18 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: randita

27 posted on 07/14/2011 5:39:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: RummyChick
Does anyone know why he lied about not liking ice cream when he was trying to get elected.??? Other than he is a pathological liar.

And therein lies the dissertation in psychology.

28 posted on 07/14/2011 5:47:53 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Revolting cat!
The favorite in the Canadian Maritimes:

Grape Nut


29 posted on 07/14/2011 5:55:44 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Revolting cat!

Eew


30 posted on 07/14/2011 6:06:04 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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31 posted on 07/14/2011 6:06:17 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: FlJoePa

Recipe, please!!!!


32 posted on 07/14/2011 6:16:30 PM PDT by SFmom (Hey, MHT, weigh in!)
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To: randita

Vanilla (the good stuff, not fake) ... With or without embellishment.


33 posted on 07/14/2011 6:20:58 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: mamelukesabre

Strawberry deserts must be really beautiful! :o)


34 posted on 07/14/2011 6:22:59 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: 9YearLurker

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.


35 posted on 07/14/2011 6:23:33 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: randita
Lick this!


36 posted on 07/14/2011 6:25:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: randita

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.


37 posted on 07/14/2011 6:27:50 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: randita

Same here.


38 posted on 07/14/2011 6:29:13 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: randita; JoeProBono

39 posted on 07/14/2011 6:29:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: randita

Buttered pecan FTW.


40 posted on 07/14/2011 6:31:50 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: ConservaTexan
Just don't like ice cream here.

Don't eat sweets and work at Hershey. Honest.

41 posted on 07/14/2011 6:35:24 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Support the troops. Every Friday night at Walter Reed.)
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To: randita

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.


42 posted on 07/14/2011 6:36:12 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: SFmom
You can get teaberry oil from Lorann Oils. You'll also need some pink food coloring if you want it pink.

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.

Eat

43 posted on 07/14/2011 6:37:55 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: randita
While white adults prefer chocolate to vanilla 24% to 19%, black adults prefer vanilla by a 43% to 14% margin.

Mayor Nagin is deeply offended.

44 posted on 07/14/2011 6:37:55 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: randita
Vanilla, Chocolate Top List of Favorite Ice Cream Flavors

That's why there's chocolate and vanilla.

45 posted on 07/14/2011 6:40:20 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Revolting cat!
Lamb raisin? I think I'll stick with pineapple ice cream.   ;-)
46 posted on 07/14/2011 6:43:41 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: randita

47 posted on 07/14/2011 6:46:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: randita

We prefer vanilla ice cream and Papa Murphy’s pizza at my house. Cookies and Cream is a close second.


48 posted on 07/14/2011 7:04:30 PM PDT by Flamenco Lady
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To: randita
While white adults prefer chocolate to vanilla 24% to 19%, black adults prefer vanilla by a 43% to 14% margin.

Don't eat chocolate and vanilla at the same time. You could have a race war in your stomach.

49 posted on 07/14/2011 7:06:41 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Mr. Brightside; earlJam; Rb ver. 2.0; lesser_satan; Taffini; jdm; ..
"Look to the cookie, Elaine. Look to the cookie."


50 posted on 07/14/2011 7:12:50 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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