ice cream Trends

Highlights

Top 4 restaurant dishesSee More Most popular ice cream dishes in restaurants
#1 TURKISH COFFEE ICE CREAM PINT
Mashti Malone's Ice Cream (Los Angeles, California)
#2 HAND PACKED ICE CREAM
Applegate Farm Ice Cream (Montclair, New Jersey)
#3 BEES KNEES ICE CREAM CAKE BAR
Revival Ice Cream (Monterey, California)
#4 BEES KNEES ICE CREAM SANDWICH
Revival Ice Cream (Monterey, California)
Top rising variationsSee More The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with ice cream
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve ice cream

14.38%

21,984 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online ice cream recipes

0.41%

5,941 of 1,431,592 Recipes

Overview

ice cream Growth Over Time How ice cream has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Nov '17Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '1800.511.522.533.54
Year Over Year ICE CREAM growth or decline vs one year ago
-6.63%
Yearly Eating Frequency Average yearly consumption of ice cream per consumer
2.99
Share of Plate The percentage of the average American diet that ice cream represents
Eat in vs Eat out The popularity of ice cream at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average
  • Eat In
  • Market Avg.
  • Eat Out
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve ice cream

14.38%

21,984 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online ice cream recipes

0.41%

5,941 of 1,431,592 Recipes

Innovation Analysis

The most popular ingredients, flavors, and variations for ice cream, as well as the food and beverage combinations trending and fading over the past year

spices and herbs Trends Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with ice cream, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top spices and herbs Ingredients
#1chocolate
74.64%
#2vanilla
12.28%
#3matcha
9.59%
#4mint
1.48%
#5cinnamon
1.28%
#6peppermint
0.38%
#7sea salt
0.35%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1sea salt
#2peppermint
70.44%
#3cinnamon
50.40%
#4vanilla
2.39%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1chocolate
29.62%
#2mint
16.49%
#3matcha
1.07%
bakery and desserts Trends Highlights the most popular bakery and desserts ingredients with ice cream, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1cake
48.02%
#2sugar
8.38%
#3cookies
6.99%
#4cheesecake
6.66%
#5caramel
6.04%
#6waffles
5.97%
#7pastry
5.38%
#8candy
4.5%
#9cookie dough
2.42%
#10brownies
2.34%
#11oreos
1.28%
#12dulce de leche
0.95%
#13biscuits
0.37%
#14brioche
0.37%
#15rolls
0.26%
#16croissants
0.07%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1biscuits
75.90%
#2croissants
69.17%
#3cookie dough
34.94%
#4dulce de leche
30.93%
#5brownies
21.38%
#6sugar
16.17%
#7waffles
0.78%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1cheesecake
51.87%
#2oreos
44.29%
#3cake
37.87%
#4brioche
34.19%
#5rolls
29.23%
#6cookies
23.42%
#7pastry
13.41%
#8candy
9.21%
#9caramel
2.55%
beverages Trends Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with ice cream, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
46.17%
#2green tea
21.6%
#3tea
12.05%
#4smoothie
8.29%
#5espresso
5.63%
#6matcha green tea
2.19%
#7juice
1.88%
#8water
1.56%
#9matcha powder
0.47%
#10apple cider
0.16%
Fastest Rising beverages Ingredients
#1matcha green tea
#2matcha powder
#3espresso
#4apple cider
#5smoothie
20.65%
#6juice
16.59%
#7tea
15.38%
Fastest Falling beverages Ingredients
#1water
39.69%
#2green tea
35.18%
#3coffee
16.77%
dairy Trends Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with ice cream, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top dairy Ingredients
#1cream
35.77%
#2cheese
23.64%
#3milk
20.5%
#4yogurt
13.18%
#5custard
5.44%
#6cream butter
1.46%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1cream butter
#2milk
3.79%
#3custard
2.91%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1cheese
31.19%
#2cream
27.86%
#3yogurt
12.67%
condiments Trends Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with ice cream, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top condiments Ingredients
#1nutella
63.08%
#2peanut butter
18.46%
#3honey
10.99%
#4homestyle sauce
4.4%
#5chocolate syrup
1.54%
#6caramel sauce
0.88%
#7cbd
0.66%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1cbd
#2chocolate syrup
88.55%
#3caramel sauce
70.65%
#4honey
1.01%
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1nutella
42.91%
#2homestyle sauce
28.2%
#3peanut butter
9.5%
perishables and prepared Trends Highlights the most popular perishables and prepared ingredients with ice cream, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1ice
60.44%
#2popsicle
12.15%
#3salad
9.97%
#4hamburger
9.97%
#5eggs
3.12%
#6guacamole
2.8%
#7fruit salad
1.56%
Fastest Rising perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1guacamole
#2fruit salad
#3eggs
Fastest Falling perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1popsicle
31.8%
#2hamburger
28.22%
#3salad
16.94%
#4ice
5.33%
fruits Trends Highlights the most popular fruits ingredients with ice cream, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top fruits Ingredients
#1strawberries
21.45%
#2pineapple
13.9%
#3pie apples
9.67%
#4berries
9.06%
#5blueberries
8.46%
#6orange
8.46%
#7watermelon
7.25%
#8bananas
6.04%
#9passion fruit
4.53%
#10kiwi
4.23%
#11lychees
3.63%
#12blackberries
1.21%
#13figs
0.91%
#14grapes
0.91%
#15cranberries
0.3%
Fastest Rising fruits Ingredients
#1cranberries
#2blackberries
71.86%
#3watermelon
63.23%
#4pineapple
20.09%
#5pie apples
10.84%
#6passion fruit
7.51%
Fastest Falling fruits Ingredients
#1grapes
48.06%
#2lychees
31.63%
#3figs
27.53%
#4berries
23.35%
#5orange
23.14%
#6strawberries
14.98%
#7bananas
12.93%
#8blueberries
8.77%
#9kiwi
0.17%
meat Trends Highlights the most popular meat ingredients with ice cream, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top meat Ingredients
#1chicken
29.67%
#2steak
23.44%
#3bacon
22.01%
#4beef
12.92%
#5pork
5.74%
#6sausage
3.83%
#7ham
2.39%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1sausage
#2pork
86.55%
#3ham
69.98%
#4beef
29.27%
#5bacon
9.02%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1steak
31.72%
#2chicken
21.66%
vegetables Trends Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with ice cream, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top vegetables Ingredients
#1pumpkin
30.97%
#2avocado
27.43%
#3peanut
10.62%
#4sweet potatoes
9.73%
#5corn
7.96%
#6truffles
4.42%
#7cannabis
3.54%
#8potatoes
3.54%
#9mushrooms
1.77%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1cannabis
#2truffles
#3potatoes
#4avocado
#5pumpkin
14.26%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1corn
22.09%
#2peanut
19.06%
#3sweet potatoes
13.37%
#4mushrooms
2.35%
nuts and seeds Trends Highlights the most popular nuts and seeds ingredients with ice cream, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1coconut
Fastest Falling nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1coconut
5.24%
alcohol Trends Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with ice cream, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top alcohol Ingredients
#1wine
48.35%
#2rose
30.77%
#3cocktail
13.19%
#4tequila
5.49%
#5beer
2.2%
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1tequila
#2cocktail
62.36%
#3beer
61.29%
#4wine
12.12%
Fastest Falling alcohol Ingredients
#1rose
23.33%
grains Trends Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with ice cream, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top grains Ingredients
#1pasta
89.47%
#2oats
10.53%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1oats
Fastest Falling grains Ingredients
#1pasta
35.31%
seafood Trends Highlights the most popular seafood ingredients with ice cream, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top seafood Ingredients
#1fish
84.09%
#2crabs
15.91%
Fastest Rising seafood Ingredients
#1crabs
#2fish
46.38%

Diets & Traits

Why people choose this dish, and how it performed in various popular diets over the past year

Top Motivators The leading reasons consumers choose ice cream compared to all other dishes
fitness
10.45%
snack
2.14%
weight loss
1.29%
Diets Over Time The dietary references with ice cream over time
Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '1800.511.522.533.544.555.566.5
  • Vegan
  • Clean Eating
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free

Restaurant Analysis

A look at the most popular ice cream dishes served in restaurants, their price points, and popularity

Restaurant Penetration Percentage of restaurants that serve ice cream

14.38%

Cuisine Penetration The most popular restaurant cuisine to feature ice cream

ice cream shop

44%
ice cream Pricing Analysis Average price of ice cream across the variously priced restaurants, from cheapest to most expensive
$5.18$5.71$4.77$6.2$7.03AVG$$$$$$$$$$
Most Popular ice cream Dishes The most notable variations of ice cream served across the country
DISH NAMERESTAURANTCITYSTATE
#1 Turkish Coffee Ice Cream Pint Mashti Malone's Ice CreamLos AngelesCalifornia
#2 Hand Packed Ice Cream Applegate Farm Ice CreamMontclairNew Jersey
#3 Bees Knees Ice Cream Cake Bar Revival Ice CreamMontereyCalifornia
#4 Bees Knees Ice Cream Sandwich Revival Ice CreamMontereyCalifornia
#5 Mint Eucalyptus Fudge Ice Cream Cake Revival Ice CreamMontereyCalifornia
#6 Bees Knees Ice Cream Bar Revival Ice CreamMontereyCalifornia
#7 Heart Darkness Valrhona Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich Revival Ice CreamMontereyCalifornia
#8 Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Bar Revival Ice CreamMontereyCalifornia
#9 Mango Macaroon Ice Cream Sandwich Snow Dragon ShaveryChicagoIllinois
#10 Strawberry Macaroon Ice Cream Sandwich Snow Dragon ShaveryChicagoIllinois
Menu Items How many total instances of ice cream found in restaurants across the country
44,573
Dish Count Per Menu The average number of ice cream variations on a restaurant's menu
2.03

Home Cooking

Highlighting the leading online ice cream recipes and their penetration

Recipe Count How many online recipes exist for ice cream
5,941
Used As Ingredient How many online recipes use ice cream as an ingredient
1,651
Top Online Recipes The most notable variations of ice cream recipes found online, and how they have performed over the past year
1

Creamy Mango Ice Cream from Know Your Produce

2

Dark Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream - vegan, low carb, AIP, THM:S from Whole New Mom

3

Clean Eating Pumpkin Ice Cream from The Gracious Pantry

4

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Ice Cream (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, No Refined Sugar) from The Healthy Family and Home

5

Creamiest Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream from Crazy Vegan Kitchen

6

Ice Cream Stuffed Cupcakes from Delish

7

Dairy Free Mint Chocolate Ice-Cream from Paleo Gluten Free Eats

8

Healthy Coconut Strawberry Banana "Ice Cream" from Tastefulventure

9

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream from sugarfreemom.com

10

Key Lime Avocado Vegan Ice Cream from The Roasted Root