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US Production of Ice Cream, Hard and Soft; Regular, Lowfat and Nonfat, Million Gallons 

1990 1175.9
1991 1204.4
1992 1194.3
1993 1191.5
1994 1234.7
1995 1262.9
1996 1286.2
1997 1340.1
1998 1384.6
1999 1393.3
2000 1383.7
2001 1372.7
2002 1364.6
2003 1411.5
2004 1329.7
2005 1340.9
2006 1352.9
2010 1318.4

US Per Capita consumption of Ice Cream - Hard and Soft; Regular, Lowfat and Nonfat, litres (excluding imports and exports) 

1990 17.9
1995 17.9
2000 18.6
2001 18.2
2002 18.0
2003 18.4
2004 17.0
2005 16.9
2006 17.2
2010 16.2

Source: United States Dept. of Agriculture Economic Research Service.

US hard and Soft Ice Cream, Million Gallons, by State, 2006 

California 160
Texas 97
Indiana 87
Pennsylvania 54
Massachusetts 54
Minnesota 53


- The Top 5 States produced about 33% of the United States production.          
Source: International Dairy Foods Association, Dairy Facts 2007.