Why Do Minnesotans Hate Ice Cream?

June 23, 2021

Zippia says the average American eats 12.1 pounds of ice cream every year or, as I call it, Wednesday. You would think with the huge dairy industry in the state and the oppressive heat we suffer through every summer that we Minnesotans would easily top the list.

You would be wrong.

A company called Gravy Analytics checked out “consumer attendance at ice cream venues nationwide from January 2017 to March 2018.” Gravy Analytics then compared population size to that date to determine which states eat the most frozen dairy per capita.

Topping the list for ice cream consumption were California, Oklahoma, New Jersey, New York, and Florida. The bottom five included West Virginia, Alaska, Wyoming, Alabama and, shockingly, Minnesota.

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