Everybody loves ice cream and they have their favourites, for most people, its vanilla, a soft and soothing flavour which has shown great promise for the taste buds and has defeated its competitors by a large margin. The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) conducted a survey which showed that vanilla is losing its charm and people are opting for a new range of commercial flavours. On average, each of America’s proud citizens consumes more than 10 kilograms of ice cream every year. The ice cream industry amounts to more than 60 billion US dollars, globally with the biggest consumer being New Zeeland filled by United States of America and Australia. So, what flavours do Americans love the most? You would like to bet that it is vanilla but that’s not the case as in 2018 The Guardian reported a survey which stated that the majority of Americans prefer chocolate over any other flavour. It is almost disturbing that we are unaware of the origin of this beautiful dessert and different culture claim that it is theirs but there is no concrete evidence. The Chinese say that they have been using ice cream since the ancient days, The Romans say that it was discovered by their emperor Nero and similar claims have been made by the Mongols, the Japanese, the residents of central Asia and other cultures. Let us have a look at America’s top ice cream flavours.
Vanilla has been the best-selling flavour of all time and is loved by people of all ages. The vanilla flavour ice cream is not only enjoyed as it is but is also popular as a flavour enhancer for other food items like milkshakes, desserts and condiments. It has been incorporated by McDonald’s in their most selling drink, the coke float which is a soda beverage with a scoop of vanilla ice cream floating on the top. Vanilla is also a mild flavour which is easy to mix with other flavours and in creating new dishes like vanilla and whipped cream fudge, a vanilla sundae or a glass of cold milk with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in it.
Chocolate is made from the seeds of the cocoa tree by grinding them into a mass and making it a paste. The origin of the chocolate can be traced back to the Aztec and Mayan cultures. Chocolate is loved by all and is an all-time favourite as just like vanilla, it is a versatile flavour. The chocolate is a flavour which is a bit stronger and opposite to vanilla which is a mellow flavour, the chocolate is more of on the bitter side.