Vanilla continues to be America's flavor of choice in ice cream and novelties, in both supermarket and foodservice sales. This flavor is the most versatile, mixing well with toppings, drinks and bakery desserts.
However, ice cream flavors are only limited by the imagination. Manufacturers, scoop shops and chefs constantly come up with new and exciting flavors for their customers.
Here are a few:
New Product Trends
While the majority of ice cream sales have long been regular-fat products, ice cream manufacturers continue to diversify their lines of frozen desserts in order to fit into various lifestyles.
Consumers still look for an indulgence when eating ice cream. Therefore, ice cream manufacturers make sure to offer a full selection of premium and super-premium products in innovative flavors and with such mix-ins as cookies, brownies, candies and cake.
Innovation and Technology
The winning ice cream products in IDFA’s annual Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Competition in 2018 were Signature RESERVE Brazilian Guava Cheesecake ice cream, Spicy Mango Raspberry Fiesta ice cream and the Pomegranate, and Sweet Potato Medley Bar. But don’t go looking for Spicy Mango Raspberry Fiesta just yet. It’s a prototype, and we hope it hits shelves soon.