Cincinnati took home some specific dessert honors on its national list of “Best Ice Cream Cities”—and it’s not just because we’re finally getting Jenny’s fabulous ice cream.
Clever, a self-proclaimed “real estate data company,” recently released its 2022 ranking of the best cities for ice cream in America, and Cincinnati ranks No. 12.
The company compared the 50 “most populous US metro areas” using metrics such as how many ice cream parlors per 100,000 residents, how often people are looking at ice cream and average annual temperatures.
Oklahoma City was ranked No. 1 and Jacksonville, Florida was rated the worst.
According to the results, Cincinnati has 2.9 spots for ice cream grabbing per 100,000 residents and is ranked number 4 in Google Trends for the term “ice cream floats.”
Clever’s writing also says, “Cincinnati has sensationally cheap ice cream. At $4.03 for a cone, locals spend less than the average city dweller on our list, who pay $4.50.”
The full Cincinnati write-up reads:
It is fitting that the city sits on the Ohio River, as residents have a resemblance to ice cream floats. Cincinnati ranks fourth in search interest for popular ice cream drinks.
Web searches for common ice cream terms are particularly common in Cincinnati, earning the city an interest score of 92.6 out of 100—better than the general score of 79.1.
Some of Ohio’s highest-quality ice cream can be found in the city, as evidenced by the hand-made ice cream from Aglamesis Bro and the first-rate rolled ice cream at Italian Ice and Simply Rolled.
Clever doesn’t mention the 152-year-old ice cream chain Grater, which has already seen its share of national attention by choice. newsweek, Barstool Pizza review and many, many others. Nor does it mention other favorite local spots, like Hello Honey, which just opened a new ice cream parlor in northern Kentucky. And it doesn’t even have to touch our creamy whips.
Regardless, reaching No. 12 is a pretty sweet achievement.
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