Discover the latest global trends and innovations across the ice cream market. Our forward-looking ice cream market report identifies areas which are evolving, consumer attitudes, and important advances expected across the ice cream market over the next five years and beyond.

Current market landscape and ice cream trends

Indulgence, flavour innovation and exciting snacking formats are dominating the global ice cream landscape. Opportunities to premiumise ice cream through texture, processing method, ingredients or provenance are abundant.

Ice cream market trends in the next two years

Sustainable ingredients will continue to make waves, but brands will have to work harder to appeal to Gen Z. Emerging technologies will bring added excitement to ice cream marketing initiatives. Ice cream flavours are getting spicier and also tapping into nostalgia.

Future of the ice cream market in five years and beyond

Technology will increasingly aid the at-home indulgence and personalisation of ice cream. Environmental concerns will lead to supply chain innovation and water reduction. Physical and digital realities will blur, offering enhanced ice cream consumption experiences.

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

This report, written by Kate Vlietstra and featured on the BBC, delivers in-depth commentary and analysis on trends in the ice cream market to add expert context to the numbers.

Global crises will increase consumers’ appetite for fun, excitement and escapism through ice cream, while emerging technologies will enhance ice cream consumption.

Kate Vlietstra, Associate Director, Mintel Food and Drink

Table of Contents



    • Make sustainability trendy
    • Invest in emerging technologies
    • Grown-up flavours with a dose of nostalgia

About the report

This market report provides in-depth analysis and insight supported by a range of data. At the same time, introductory and top-level content is provided to give you an overview of the issues covered.

The consumer

What They Want. Why They Want It.

The Competitors

Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

The Market

Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

The Innovations

New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

The Opportunities

Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

The Trends

What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

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