For that is indeed the figure (19,084,797 liters to be precise) published by the aforementioned statistics Oracle today.
If you wish to impress them even more with your sorbet-based knowledge, you can add that Lithuania produced 46 million liters (33 million liters of which was destined for the domestic market) while Estonia's figures were unfortunately not available. However, they all know the Latvian word 'saldējums', so they won't go without.
Probably that's enough ice cream facts, but if they are real gluttons for sweet stats, you can reveal that in 2022, the EU produced 3.2 billion litres of ice cream, marking a 5% increase from the previous year.
Among the EU countries, Germany was the main producer of ice cream in 2022, producing 620 million litres of ice cream, followed by France (591 million litres) and Italy (571 million litres).
As well as being the largest ice cream producer in 2022, Germany produced on average the cheapest ice cream at €1.5 per litre. France reported an average price of €1.9 per litre of ice cream, while Italy reported an average price of €2.3 per litre of ice cream.
The most expensive ice cream was produced in Austria, with an average price of €7.0 per litre of ice cream, followed by Denmark (€4.4 per litre), and Finland (€2.8 per litre).