“It’s surprising to most people when they learn that specific ice cream flavors can increase one’s happiness more than others,” said Juliet A. Boghossian, Founder of Food-ology. “For example, the ice cream flavors enjoyed as a child can actually trigger happy memories, release tension and remove distractions in the moment. Ice cream lovers can also consume a dose of happy by choosing a flavor with mood enhancing ingredients like chocolate, coffee, almonds or mint.”
According to the survey, the thought of ice cream puts 72% of people in a happy mood even if they are preoccupied, stressed or in a serious mood, while more than 60% of people are happiest, motivated and inspired when enjoying ice cream with family and friends. In addition, 63% of people believe an ice cream break is downtime to be silly, talk and enjoy each other’s company, free of distractions.
In addition, based on the survey, the top ten ice cream flavors that make people the happiest in rank order are: