Ah, ice cream. It’s the dessert that brings smiles to faces, joy to hearts, and sugar to bloodstreams. But when it comes to ice cream, there are two main types: soft serve ice cream and hard scoop. While they may look similar at first glance, there are some notable differences between the two. So, grab a spoon and let’s dig in!
First up, let's talk about soft serve ice cream. Soft serve is like the wild child of the ice cream world. It’s creamy, it’s dreamy, and it’s always ready to party. One of the biggest differences between soft serve and hard scoop is the texture. Soft serve is, well, soft. It has a light, airy texture that makes it easy to eat by the coneful (not that we’d know anything about that). Additionally, the temperature of soft serve ice cream is a little bit higher, and there is more air incorporated to give it that smooth texture.
Another difference is the way it’s served. Soft serve is dispensed from a machine, which makes it perfect for impromptu ice cream runs. No need to wait for someone to scoop it out for you – just pull the lever down and voila! Soft serve also has the ability to take on a variety of fun shapes, like swirls and cones, making it a visually appealing treat as well. While traditional ice cream is made in small batches off site and stored in a freezer, Soft serve ice cream is made on the spot as long as there is mix to be made. The Ice cream machine is the freezer!
Now, let's talk about hard scoop ice cream. Hard scoop is like the responsible older sibling of the ice cream world. It’s firm, it’s sturdy, and it’s always there when you need it. The texture of hard scoop is, well, hard. It requires a little more elbow grease to scoop out of the container, but once you do, it’s a satisfying feeling.
One of the biggest differences between hard scoop and soft serve is the flavors. Hard scoop comes in a variety of unique, gourmet flavors that you won’t find in soft serve. Want to try lavender honey ice cream? How about balsamic vinegar and olive oil? You’ll have to stick to hard scoop for those. Plus, hard scoop ice cream is perfect for making ice cream sandwiches or scooping into a sundae.
So, which is better – soft serve or hard scoop? That’s a tough question, and one that we’re not sure we can answer. It all depends on your mood and what you’re looking for in an ice cream. Are you in the mood for something light and fluffy? Go for soft serve. Are you looking for a unique flavor experience? Hard scoop is your friend.
In the end, the most important thing is that you enjoy your ice cream, whether it’s soft serve, hard scoop, or a little bit of both. Just make sure to have some napkins handy – things can get messy when you’re dealing with ice cream!
We here at Phrozen Soft Serve are obviously just a little bit biased! Having a Soft Serve Machine at your big event means the ice cream or Dole Whip flows fast and continuously for all your guests. It means you don't need a huge freezer or sturdy scoopers. It means its easy for young and old to get as much as they like. It also means that added toppings to customize your perfect flavor is super easy. So, book us for your next event and enjoy party!