When it comes to the ideal way to enjoy ice cream, the majority of U.S. respondents to a recent poll said they prefer their scoops in cups — topped with three different toppings. The poll, performed by OnePoll in conjunction with Unilever USA brand Breyers, also found that chocolate chips rank as the No. ice cream topping among the 2,000 Americans surveyed, followed by hot fudge (49%), nuts (40%), whipped cream (37%) and caramel (35%).
Ice cream preference also appear to be linked to specific personality traits. Strawberry ice cream fanatics are likely to find love earlier than their chocolate and vanilla ice cream-loving counterparts, according to the poll. On average, strawberry ice cream lovers find love at age 24. That's a year before vanilla ice cream lovers and two years before chocolate ice cream lovers, Breyers noted.
Strawberry ice cream fanatics are more likely to enjoy doing laundry, watching sci-fi movies and listening to the soothing sounds of jazz, according to the poll. However, when playing truth or dare, it’s vanilla ice cream fans who won’t hesitate to say dare, while chocolate ice cream lovers prefer the truth.
The poll found that vanilla ice cream fanatics are introverted, like dogs over cats, prefer washing dishes over doing laundry and are more commonly night owls. This is different from chocolate ice cream lovers, who are more extroverted, enjoy a romantic comedy and love listening to pop music, Breyers said. Chocolate ice cream lovers also tend to have more variety in their interests. In addition to pop music, chocolate ice cream lovers prefer rock and R&B music more their vanilla and strawberry-loving counterparts.