In the U.S., ice cream has been a favorite dessert since the days of our Founding Fathers.
Thomas Jefferson even had his own recipe for the perfect vanilla ice cream, a handwritten copy of which has been preserved by the Library of Congress.
Carrying on the long tradition of loving this frozen treat, the average American today eats about 20 pounds of ice cream each year!
Globally, the ice cream market also continues to grow and is predicted to reach sales of nearly $100 billion by 2027.
Ice cream is so beloved that there’s even a chain of museums dedicated to it, with locations in New York City, Austin, Chicago, Singapore, and Shanghai.
Whether you want to name your home-crafted frozen treats, are creating an empire to rival Ben & Jerry’s, or simply want to laugh at some unique and funny ice cream flavors, we have the list of names for ice creams below.
a play on “Harry Potter”; butterbeer-inspired butterscotch base with cherry chunks
spicy ice cream made with peppers and hot sauce
coffee-flavored ice cream with chocolate chunks
Grand Old Flag
vanilla ice cream with strawberries and blueberries mixed in to make a red, white, and blue treat
sounds like “me so sweet”; tiramisu flavor
vanilla ice cream with fruit and nuts mixed in
for a mimosa-inspired champagne/orange sherbet
fudge-flavored ice cream with fudge swirls
ice cream with candied bacon topping; a play on “meet cute”
Butter Believe It
butterscotch or buttermilk flavor
ice cream with various berries mixed in
Return to Earth
regular ice cream with crumbled, freeze-dried astronaut ice cream on top
Flamin' Hot Cocoa
chocolate-pepper ice cream inspired by Mexican hot cocoa
a play on “bumble bee”; ice cream with honey and crumb topping
a play on “neat freak”; chocolate ice cream with as many sweet mix-ins as you can add
vanilla ice cream mixed with bright green food coloring
Great Balls of Fire
ice cream with Red Hots candy mixed in
a play on “cheat sheet”; could suit a decadent “cheat day” treat or a healthier-than-usual option like frozen yogurt
a play on “better together”; cake batter ice cream with cake chunks mixed in
cinnamon-swirled vanilla ice cream with hazelnut, pecan, and walnut chunks
bacon and bourbon flavor
mice + ice cream; any flavor of ice cream with cream cheese swirls
Mint to Be
a play on “meant to be”; any flavor of ice cream with mint and peppermint pieces sprinkled on top
Ice Cream Name Generator
How to Choose the Best Names for Ice Creams
The perfect name for an ice cream flavor depends on the toppings, flavors, and how descriptive or funny you want the name to be.
Keep these tips in mind to help you choose the best names for ice creams:
- Put flavor first. It’s important to know your flavor profile before choosing a name to ensure that you find the perfect fit. For example, if you know your ice cream will be nutty, you might want to choose something inspired by an animal known for eating nuts (like our example of “Squirrel Swirl”). If your ice cream has an unexpected hint of heat, you might choose a name that conveys its spiciness (like our example of “Great Balls of Fire”).
- Consider all of the ice cream’s characteristics. Toppings for ice cream are endless nowadays — from unexpected mix-ins like bacon to classic combinations like cookie dough and chocolate chips. All ice creams are cold, but their other characteristics vary. They can be salty, sweet, chunky, smooth, classic, or chaotic. Make a list of words you’d use to describe the ice cream, and you can use it as a starting point by finding synonyms or creating puns based on those words.
- Use your sense of humor. Ice cream is fun to eat, so the name you choose should be fun as well! Choose a cute play on words or get inspiration from a funny phrase that reflects your ice cream’s flavor.
- "Ice Cream Flavor Names List," Wordlab[↩]
- "Awesome 8 weird ice cream flavors," National Geographic Kids[↩][↩]
- "Funniest Flavor Suggestions," Ben & Jerry's[↩]