Stick with tradition: Traditional ice cream will always be superior to soft serve

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Ice cream is a well-loved treat, and traditional ice cream is the old standard. Soft serve, on the other hand, isn’t even defined as ice cream, but rather a frozen dairy dessert.

Traditional ice cream has a wide variety of flavors, from vanilla to superman to caramel chocolate cheesecake, there’s one for everybody to enjoy.

The three most loved flavors are chocolate (14 percent), vanilla (13 percent) and butter pecan (11 percent), according to While soft serve does have the two top flavors, 11 percent of people are missing out on their favorite type, not to mention the other 73 percent who don’t prefer only vanilla or chocolate.

Arguably, the best type of ice cream is thick, creamy and filled with flavor. Traditional ice cream is the way to get the perfect scoop.

Graeters uses the French pot process, carefully making two and a half gallon batches of thick and delicious ice cream. Soft serve tends to be thinner and sometimes more of an icy texture, depending on the quality.

The advantage of soft serve is that it’s quick and cheap. Not as many ice cream places have drive-throughs, though they are common, and cones tend to be over $3. Soft serve is usually around a dollar and can be purchased alongside a meal at many fast food chains.

In the end, it’s quite simple. Soft serve is less desirable, as it only offers two and a half flavors, is usually thin, and isn’t even labeled as ice cream. It may take a little more out of the wallet, but traditional ice cream offers countless flavors and textures. It is and always will be the classic scoop.


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