Declaring Your Favorite Ice Cream Is An Esoteric ArtS

The New York Times asked readers about their favorite ice cream. The results were shocking!

The Times wrote a piece on the increasing number of premium ice creams out there, and afterwards asked readers what flavors and brands they liked. Now, obviously in a time when you can get Haageb-Dazs ginger and passion fruit at bodegas and Ben & Jerry's gets ever more baroque and regional variations abound (Jessica alludes to some Michigan concoction known as "Mackinac Island Fudge"), our tastes have become catholic. While I, personally, am devoted to mint chip, I expected the list to be varied. But this was on another level entirely! I went through the 140 + responses and culled the favorite flavors mentioned. In fairness, some of these are particular to certain establishments. But even so, the poor performance of certain old favorites was a revelation to me. Those who find the following list unsettling, take heart: Vanilla still got the most overall nods.

Vanilla - 10

Chocolate - 6

Strawberry - 3

Coffee - 1

Cookies and Cream - 1

Rum Raisin - 1

Butter Pecan - 1

Chocolate Chip/Cookie/Thin MInt - 3

Mint Chip - 3

Mint - 2

Peppermint - 1

Vanilla Fudge Twirl/Swirl/Ripple - 4

Cinnamon - 1

Black Raspberry - 1

Peach - 1

Rocky Road - 1

Cappuccino Fudge Blitz/ Coffee Fudge Royale /Mocha Chip - 5

Coconut - 3

Almond Joy - 1

Mango - 3

Malted Chocolate - 1

Olive oil - 4

Baskin Robbins Daiquiri Ice - 2

Black Raspberry Chip - 1

Old Whiskey - 1

Guinness - 1

Salted Caramel - 2

Burnt Caramel - 1

Balsamic Caramel - 1

Honey Lavender - 1

Lavneder - 2

Swiss chocolate -1

Tutti Frutti - 1

Maple - 1

Saffron and Rose Water - 1

Brown Bread - 1

Chocolate Pudding - 1

Ginger - 3

Honey Vanilla Granola Frozen Yogurt - 1

PomBlueberry Chocolate Truffle Frozen Yogurt - 1

Pistachio - 1

Huckleberry - 1

Passion Fruit - 2

Nutella -1

Bordeaux Cherry Chocolate - 1

Wild Maine Blueberry - 1

Apple Strudel - 1

Avocado - 1

So, as if it needs saying, let's hear yours!


What's Your Favorite Ice Cream?
[NY Times]