Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts: United States

This report forecasts to 2022 US ice cream and frozen dessert demand in billion pounds and in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level. Total shipments in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level are also forecast to 2022. Total demand in pounds is segmented by product in terms of: regular ice cream, reduced fat and nonfat ice cream, water and juice ices, frozen yogurt, sherbet, and other frozen dairy such as custard, frozen pet treats, gelato, and pudding-based novelties.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in pounds and in dollars, total shipments in dollars, the various segments in pounds, and trade in dollars are provided in annual series from 2007 to 2017.

Non-dairy frozen desserts such as cakes and pies, lactose free/non-dairy ice cream, powdered ice cream mixes, and ice cream prepared in foodservice settings (e.g., ice cream shops) are excluded from the scope of this report. Ice cream data in pounds, provided by the USDA, do not include non-dairy ice cream. Data in dollars includes all ice cream types including non-dairy. Re-exports of ice cream and frozen desserts are excluded from demand and trade figures.

Back to Top