US Demand for Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts to Reach 7.6 Billion Pounds in 2022


Cleveland, OH, June 22, 2018 — US demand for ice cream and frozen desserts is forecast to total 7.6 billion pounds in 2022, according to Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. Advances will continue to reflect strong marketing efforts and new product introductions over the forecast period.

Demand for regular ice cream is projected to stay at its current volume, but will remain the largest segment through 2022. Population growth will support sales, but continued slight annual declines in per-capita consumption of regular ice cream will thwart gains. Reduced fat and nonfat ice cream is expected to be the fastest-growing segment over the forecast period, driven by projected increases in the population of adults 25 years and older and slight gains in per-capita consumption.

These and other key insights are featured in Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts: United States. This report forecasts US ice cream and frozen dessert demand in pounds and in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level to 2022. 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
  • 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.

More information about the report is available at