According to market research by Mintel in 2011, the United States has the highest per capita ice cream consumption. Each American, on average, consumes 35.9 pints of ice cream annually, or approximately 4.5 gallons.
Australia takes the second spot with each citizen consuming an average of 21.8 pints of ice cream. Australia is the only one out of the top five ice cream-loving countries that is located in the Southern Hemisphere. The third, fourth and fifth spots all go to Scandinavian countries. Norway comes in third with each person consuming an average of 21.6 pints, Sweden comes in fourth with each person consuming an average of 16.9 pints and Denmark comes in fifth with each person consuming an average of 12.7 pints.
While the United States has the highest per capita ice cream consumption, citizens of Norway spend the most money on ice cream. The delicacy is more expensive in Norway, and a person spends about $53.56 annually.