Ice Cream Tops List of America’s Favorite Fourth of July Desserts

WASHINGTON, DC, June 27, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — As the nation prepares to celebrate the Independence Day holiday, I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream — at least, a third of us do, according to new data from a national online survey.

The survey, which polled 1,000 Americans, was conducted by Whisked!, a top-rated Washington DC-based baking company. “We knew the Fourth of July is synonymous with hot dogs, burgers, and grilling,” said Jenna Huntsberger, CEO and founder of Whisked! “But as lovers of baking and all things sweet, we wanted to hear what the public has to say about their choice of desserts.”

The survey, which offered participants a list of seven dessert options to choose from, found:

-Nearly one-third (31%) of Americans voted for ice cream as their favorite dessert for the America’s birthday.
-Sixteen percent (16%) of Americans said pie would most satisfy their sweet tooth.
-One in ten (10%) of Americans voted brownies as their top pick.
-Cake and cupcakes were close, taking seven (7%) and six (6%) percent of the vote, respectively.
-Five percent (5%) of those polled listed cookies as their dessert of choice.

Interestingly, 25% of correspondents chose ‘Other’ as their favorite dessert, meaning they were more apt to choose a dessert outside of the options listed in the poll. Although correspondents didn’t vary much depending on gender or age, this relatively high percentage could potentially be influenced by America’s changing demographic landscape and a desire for regional, international, and other desserts which haven’t traditionally been associated with the Fourth of July. Experts could only speculate as to what those other desserts might be — perhaps churros or mochi will make next year’s list?

When asked for comment about the data, Whisked! Communication Coordinator Rob Bock said, “It’s bittersweet to see ice cream win America’s heart, but I’d like to remind everyone that ice cream is even better when served à la Mode over our award-winning pie.”

You can see the entire survey at https://www.whiskeddc.com/blogs/whisked-blog/what-is-americas-favorite-dessert-for-the-fourth-of-july.

For more information about ordering award-winning pie online from Whisked!, click here.

Life’s sweet moments are worth savoring. That’s why we at Whisked! are committed to giving you the satisfying flavors and homemade quality of classic cookies and pies, just like mom used to make.

Jenna Huntsberger knew the comforting power of homemade treats when she started Whisked! in 2011. We’ve grown a lot since then – from a single farmer’s market to a beloved institution serving more than 100 Washington DC-area shops and restaurants – but our roots still lie in Jenna’s lifelong passion for high quality ingredients, melty butter, and fresh-from-the-oven flavor.


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