New data finds Oklahoma City is THE best ice cream city in the U.S.Mon, 25 Jul 2022 09:21:20 CDT
Interest in ice cream is heating up. Fresh flavors and innovative ingredients are driving demand for the frozen treat to new heights, with the global ice cream market expected to reach a $114 billion value by 2030.
Although some might argue over the best types of ice cream and the best ice cream brands, there's no debate that few foods go better with summertime than a cone, cup, or bowl of ice cream.
It's no wonder July is designated National Ice Cream Month, with National Ice Cream Day falling on July 17 in 2022.
In honor of the delicious dessert, we're ranking the 50 best cities for ice cream and shouting out some of the best ice cream shops. To create our list, we analyzed price data, city geography, and internet search activity, weighted in the following manner:
Residents of Oklahoma City appreciate a wide mix of ice cream flavors with an ice cream variety score of 89.7 out of 100, according to local Google search trends for 20 variations of ice cream such as vanilla, chocolate, and chocolate chip cookie dough.
OKC also ranks No.1 in online search activity for sherbet as well as No. 2 for both chocolate and vanilla ice cream.
In OKC, a small Ben & Jerry’s cup/cone costs $4.07 vs. $4.50 for all cities - $212 vs. $234 annually.
We looked at the 50 most populous metro areas and found the 10 best ice cream cities are:
1. Oklahoma City
2. New Orleans
3. Las Vegas
4. San Jose
7. Salt Lake City
We measured the following:
· Number of ice cream shops per 100,000 residents
· Google Trends interest in general ice cream terms such as "ice cream near me" and "ice cream flavors"
· Google Trends variety for 20 ice cream variations such as chocolate, vanilla, and chocolate chip cookie dough
· Average statewide cost of a Ben & Jerry's small cup/cone
· Average affordability of a Ben & Jerry's small cup/cone per week each year
· Number of ice cream shops per square mile
· Average annual temperature
Check out the rest of this sweet study here:
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