This Is America’s Favorite Ice Cream Flavor—and No, It’s Not Chocolate or Vanilla

Updated: Feb. 14, 2023

Did your favorite make the top ten?

Uber Images/ShutterstockSure, vanilla and chocolate are crowd-pleasing ice cream flavors, but they probably won’t thrill anyone. A recent survey found they’re far from America’s favorites.

Vanilla might be the best-selling ice cream in both supermarkets and restaurants (including each of the best ice cream shops in every state, we assume), but that doesn’t mean it’s the most loved. When Turkey Hill asked 4,000 social media followers and its Turkey Hill Nation fan group what their favorite flavors were, vanilla didn’t even break into the top ten. It rolled in at number 12 on the list, and chocolate came up right behind it. At number 25, Strawberries and Cream wasn’t as popular as you’d expect either. (Gelato lovers–find out the difference between your favorite treat and ice cream.)

Turkey Hill president John Cox says vanilla and chocolate are probably such big sellers because most people will eat them. “They’re fantastic flavors and universally liked, which makes them good choices for birthday parties and ice cream socials,” he said in a statement. “That’s exactly why they’re the top sellers.”

But apparently, if you really want to thrill your guests, you should serve mint chocolate chip; Choco Mint Chip won the top spot in the Turkey Hill survey. When you bring it out, though, make sure you serve it at the best ice cream temperature.

Here all of the top ten favorite flavors:

1. Choco Mint Chip
2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup (chocolate ice cream with ribbons of peanut butter)
3. Butter Pecan
4. Chocolate Marshmallow
5. Black Raspberry
6. Black Cherry
7. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
8. Double Dunker (mocha ice cream with cookie dough and chocolate cookie swirls)
9. Peanut Butter Ripple (vanilla ice cream with peanut butter waves)
10. Cookies n Cream

One ice cream flavor you’ll never find on a flavor list? Grape. Find out why no one sells grape ice cream.