What are the most popular ice cream flavors in each US state?

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While vanilla is one of the most well-known flavor across the country, there are a ton of options to choose from when buying the sweet treat.

According to a new study from Instacart, ice cream lovers across the United States are devouring unique flavors such as rocky road, green tea, coffee, and birthday cake.

In time for National Ice Cream Day on July 18, Instacart found four flavors tied for the most popular, besides vanilla. Data from the survey shows that those flavors accounted for more than 26% of sales in the United States.

“Americans’ love for ice cream runs deep, and with thousands of different ice cream options available for purchase through Instacart, we thought it would be fascinating to dig into the data to uncover the most uniquely popular flavors in each state,” Laurentia Romaniuk, Instacart’s trends expert said. “It turns out that people across the country have a hankering for vanilla, peanut butter cups, and fudge since ‘Moose Tracks’ is the top unique flavor in 12 states.”

What are the most popular flavors in each state?

The survey reports that Americans prefer chocolate ice cream, as 24 states picked it as their favorite flavor. However, residents in Hawaii prefer mango flavor. In comparison, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are more endeared toward pistachio.

To find each state’s favorite flavor, Instacart compared the state's sales to the national average.

Here are the popular flavors in each state:

MOOSE TRACKS

Moose Tracks
Moose Tracks Ice Cream in a Bowl Photo credit (Getty Images)

• Alabama
• Illinois
• Indiana
• Iowa
• Michigan
• Minnesota
• Nebraska
• North Dakota
• South Carolina
• Tennessee
• West Virginia
• Wisconsin

GREEN TEA

green tea
Green tea ice cream (matcha ice cream) Photo credit (Getty Images)

• Alaska
• Colorado
• Idaho
• Oregon
• Washington

ROCKY ROAD

Rocky road ice cream
Rocky road ice cream with measuring cups full of chopped nuts and mini marshmallows Photo credit (Getty Images)

• Arizona
• California
• Nevada
• Utah
• Wyoming

RAINBOW SHERBET

Rainbow sherbet ice cream
Rainbow sherbet ice cream Photo credit (Getty Images)

• Arkansas
• Kansas
• Montana
• Texas

PISTACHIO

scoop of pistachio ice cream with pistachios
Scoop of pistachio ice cream with pistachios Photo credit (Getty Images)

• Connecticut
• New Jersey
• New York

CHERRY

cherry
Cherry ice cream and vanilla ice cream with fresh cherries Photo credit (Getty Images)

• Delaware

RUM RAISIN

• Florida
• Georgia

CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHIP

• New Mexico

MANGO

Mango
Mango ice cream sorbet with mint leaves Photo credit (Getty Images)

• Hawaii
• Washington, D.C.

CHOCOLATE CHIP

Bowl of chocolate chip ice cream
Bowl of chocolate chip ice cream Photo credit (Getty Images)

• Kentucky
• Ohio

BIRTHDAY CAKE

Birthday cake ice cream
Birthday cake ice cream Photo credit (Getty Images)

• Louisiana
• Mississippi
• North Carolina
• South Dakota
• Virginia

COFFEE

Coffee ice cream
Coffee ice cream Photo credit (Getty Images)

Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Vermont

COOKIE DOUGH

Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Cookie Dough Ice Cream Photo credit (Getty Images)

• Maryland
• Missouri
• Oklahoma

MINT CHIP

Mint chip ice cream
Mint chip ice cream Photo credit (Getty Images)

• Pennsylvania

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