OK. Second installment of ice cream talk and I’m already getting a brain freeze! 🙂
Today’s topic: Soft Serve versus Hand-Dipped Ice Cream
In my opinion, there is no real debate…hand-dipped all the way, baby! Soft serve is way too runny and can vary too much in consistency from vendor to vendor. Some of them get it right every time (Dairy Queen) and some of them can’t seem to figure it out (just about every where else!)
Hand-dipped ice cream is better because it comes in so many flavors. Soft serve comes in like -what- three flavors? What the heck?! If you want something beyond vanilla, chocolate, or swirl, you’re out of luck. When you’ve got hand-dipped ice cream, the world is your oyster. For all I know, there’s even an oyster-flavored ice cream! 🙂
Hand-dipped lends itself to chunks (cookie dough – yummy!) and to the genius of shops like Marble Slap that roll treats into the ice cream. Yes, you can put toppings on soft serve, but it’s so watered down to start with that it hardly seem worth it – doesn’t it?
So, in conclusion, it’s hand-dipped all the way. Please feel free to leave simple, one-word comments because I know that you’re all just going to agree with me. 🙂