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America’s Sweet Tooth- Regional Favorite Flavors

Ice cream is a beloved treat across the United States, but preferences for flavors can vary significantly by region. Let's take a quick tour of the most popular ice cream flavors in the US and how they reflect the unique tastes of different areas. 1. Vanilla - The All-American Classic No matter where you go in the US, vanilla reigns supreme as the undisputed king of ice cream flavors. Its simplicity and versatility make it a top choice from coast to coast. Whether enjoyed in a cone or paired with other desserts, vanilla is a timeless favorite that transcends regional boundaries. It’s the most popular choice for our ice cream nachos and loaded waffles! 2. Chocolate - A Nationwide Obsession Just like vanilla, chocolate ice cream has a universal appeal. Its rich, indulgent flavor is cherished in every state. From chocolate chip to double fudge brownie, Americans can't resist the allure of chocolatey goodness. 3. Strawberry - A Berry Bliss in the South Head down to the Southern states, and you'll find a particular fondness for strawberry ice cream. With its sweet and fruity profile, strawberry is a refreshing choice, especially during hot summers in the South. While we love a good strawberry ice cream, our strawberry cheesecake outsells regular strawberry about 2-to-1! We generally don’t keep both in our freezer. 4. Butter Pecan - A Southern Delight Speaking of the South, butter pecan is a flavor that truly shines in this region. The creamy blend of buttery goodness and crunchy pecans offers a taste of Southern hospitality in every scoop. Old Timey has this flavor on rotation. It’s especially popular in the Fall. 5. Mint Chocolate Chip - A Cool Favorite in the Midwest In the heartland of America, mint chocolate chip ice cream is a go-to choice. Its refreshing minty kick, combined with the crunch of chocolate chips, provides the perfect balance for those seeking a bit of adventure in their ice cream. 6. Rocky Road - A Western Indulgence Venture out West, and you'll discover a love for rocky road ice cream. Packed with marshmallows, nuts, and chocolate chunks, it's a delightful blend of textures and flavors that appeals to the adventurous palates of the Western states. I promise to bring this one back soon! We only carry 12 flavors, so we have to limit how many of them are chocolate. 7. Huckleberry- Idaho, Oregon, and Montana’s hidden secret. By far our best seller at Old Timey Ice Cream, huckleberry ice cream reminds us of every favorite summer memory. It’s also the flavor that started Old Timey, after I tasted it in Idaho.

8. Michigan’s claim to fame- Superman! This rainbow-colored treat tastes some what like Fruity Pebbles cereal and is a favorite for kids and those who are kids at heart!


While vanilla and chocolate remain perennial ice cream champions across the US, regional variations showcase the diverse tastes and preferences that make America's love affair with ice cream so sweet. So whether you're in the South enjoying a scoop of strawberry or further West enjoying some Rocky Road, ice cream is an American tradition that brings joy to every corner of the country. Old Timey Ice Cream is proud to bring you a rotating selection of flavors from across the country to satisfy everyone’s need for sweet!




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