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Novelty Ice Cream Week: How to Beat Mister Softee at His Own Soft-Serve Game

Max Falkowitz 6 comments

There's nothing like a fresh scoop of wobbly-melty Mister Softee soft serve dipped in chocolate—except making a better one yourself. More

Sugar Rush: Ample Hills Introduces Soft Serve

New York Robyn Lee 3 comments

Ample Hills Creamery in Brooklyn is home to some of the city's best homemade ice cream, sundaes, and milkshakes. How could it get any better? SOFT SERVE. More

Big Gay Ice Cream's New Soft Serve is Awesome

Sweets Max Falkowitz 2 comments

It's hard not to love Big Gay Ice Cream, the only ice cream business I know of with a unicorn as its mascot and a novelty cone called a Salty Pimp. But their new soft serve from Ronnybrook dairy is a new level of delicious. More

Sugar Rush: Soft-Serve at Vosges Haut Chocolat

New York Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

While it's still warm out, order a cup of house made soft-serve at this Soho chocolate shop. Flavors change from time to time; my most recent visit brought a velvety milk chocolate swirled with wattleseed vanilla. More

Standing Room Only: Tastee Freez

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 9 comments

Only open during the warm months, Tastee Freez calls out to me from time to time, even if I've never been particularly impressed with anything I've tried. In fact, I'd never even sampled the savory items, a fact I decided to correct on a recent visit. More

7 Non-Traditional Soft-Serve Desserts in Chicago

Chicago The Serious Eats Chicago Team Post a comment

Once left exclusively to the DQ's of the world, the soft-serve machine is now showing up in some very unexpected places. But this isn't your plain old vanilla cone. No, each place has adapted the dessert to its own vision, pairing it with ingredients traditional to cuisines of Thailand, Mexico, and Italy. More

7 Great Places for Soft-Serve in NYC

New York Carey Jones 3 comments

If given a choice between soft-serve and regular ice cream, I'd take soft-serve in a second. I'm crazy for its airy-light texture, how it's always perfectly lick-off-the-cone-able. And New York happens to be an excellent place for soft-serve, ranging from treats as simple as Mr. Softee to as complex as coconut soy milk soft-serve or goat's milk orange blossom. Come see 7 of our favorites in the city! More

Daily Scoop: Mahlab-Mastic and Chocolate-Chocolate Mint Soft Serve at Victory Garden

New York Max Falkowitz 8 comments

A relative newcomer to New York's best ice cream neighborhood, Victory Garden has received no shortage of favorable press for its crisp, light goat milk soft serve. I love it for that, but I'm more intrigued by the Turkish owner's creative flavor, which borrow ingredients from the Eastern Mediterranean you don't often see around here. More

Scooped: Sugar Cane Soft Serve

Sweets Max Falkowitz 2 comments

Every time I pass through a Chinese grocery I take a glance of longing at the sugar cane leaning against a bin of lychees or dragon fruit. They're so cheap! I tell myself. But what would you really do with them? the more rational me asks in return. More

Sugar Cane Soft Serve Ice Cream

Serious Eats Max Falkowitz Post a comment

Skip the cone for serving and top it with some toasted coconut and cacao nibs. More

Scooped: How to Make Mr. Softee-Style Soft Serve

Sweets Max Falkowitz 6 comments

The Mr. Softee truck is how I learned the phrase "bat out of hell." As in, "Max, don't run out there like a bat out of hell. It's just ice cream and I want to see you live to your 11th birthday." Sorry, Dad, but this isn't ice cream. This is Mr. Softee. It's bigger than me—it's bigger than both of us. More

Mr. Softee-Style Vanilla Bean Soft Serve

Serious Eats Max Falkowitz 7 comments

Let your ice cream thaw to the point of melting before serving; the gelatin will keep it from turning into soup. More

SE Staff Picks: Our Favorite Cool-Off Treats

Staff Picks The Serious Eats Team 12 comments

The AC can only do so much. When you're feeling sticky, sweaty, and heat-defeated, what do you reach for? Ice cream would probably make you a happier person, and can always be justified in these scenarios. It's only right to eat more frozen treats this time of year! The gang here at SEHQ chimed in with their favorite cool-off sweets and drinks. Let's hear yours! More

Ed Levine's 13 Favorite Frozen Desserts in America

Sweets Ed Levine 29 comments

I know it's just barely spring, but I'm already thinking about ice cream, gelato, sundaes, and other frozen desserts. Admit it, you've already had your first iced coffee of the season or started daydreaming about your favorite scoop shops to hit this summer. Here are some of my all-time favorite frozen treats from across America, from vanilla soft serve with maple-pecan-bacon streusel in Chicago to sundaes in Ohio. Chime in with any others I missed. More

Sugar Rush: Takashi's Soft-Serve

New York Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

There is one dessert offered at Takashi in the West Village, and it's excellent: house-made Madagascar vanilla soft-serve. More

Video: Musical Ice Cream-Serving Robot in Japan

Sweets Robyn Lee 3 comments

After I watched this video of Yaskawa-kun, a smiling ice cream (er, soft serve, but you know what I mean)-serving robot in Tokyo's Summerland theme park, I thought, "There must be other good videos of cute ice cream-serving robots on YouTube!" ...But no, not really. This appears to be the crème de la crème of cute ice cream robots. It even has its own Twitter page. More

Happy National Soft Serve Day

Erin Zimmer 20 comments

Have you eaten soft serve yet today? Well you should. It's only right. Because today is National Soft Serve Day! Which is, of course, the most official day to eat soft serve. Thank you to the press release that informed us! And to think, we almost treated this day like any other day. More

Fair Food Roundup at the Orange County Fair in California

Sweets Liz Gutman 13 comments

Some of the best guilty pleasures can be found at your local county or state fair. In a spectacular show of gustatory bravery, a couple of pals and I tackle the most daunting treats at the Orange County Fair in California. As the chocolate columnist, I stick to chocolate as much as I could—that's just a life choice, really—but these treats span the spectrum of sweet. More

Weir's Ice Cream in Salisbury Mills, NY: How We Spent an Hour Before Adam Kuban's Wedding

New York Erin Zimmer 9 comments

We weren't especially hungry and definitely overdressed, but when you pass a sign for Weir's Ice Cream, you stop. Actually, sign does not begin to describe the nearly two-story high soft serve cone (with a vanilla-chocolate swirly top, naturally) next to the stand. It was visible from many a street light away, and potentially from space. Ed was driving our Hertz-rented car through the Hudson Valley last weekend when we saw it. I don't think a car has ever parked so fast. More

Soft-Serve Poll: Vanilla, Chocolate, or Swirl?

Sweets Erin Zimmer 27 comments

It's a question you'll hopefully have to ask yourself many times over the course of the summer. You're at the soft-serverie and someone is ready to pull down on a nozzle, but which? Vanilla can be synonymous with boring, but sometimes it's all you want. Chocolate, on the other hand—a pretty bold move. And then, ah, the swirl. So, what's your pick? Take the poll! » More

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