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Posted by Chris & Amy Ayers on Sunday, August 18, 2013 8:55 PM

soft ice cream 1

To honor National Soft Ice Cream Day today, we actually indulged three times this weekend in Vermont and upstate New York. This tawny beauty above is a dip we'd never heard of before: toasted coconut, with chocolate soft-serve underneath, from Country Drive-In of Clifton Park, NY. The bits of real toasted coconut made for a wonderful textural highlight!

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Our next specimen was an orange cream from the Farmer's Daughters' Drive-In of Saratoga Springs, NY. That deep orange color was real orange sherbet swirled with vanilla soft-serve, the latter of which perfectly tempered the sherbet's intense flavor. The taste was like a Push-Up bar from the ice cream trucks of our youth but with both flavors separated on their own sides!

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Lastly, we enjoyed our default choice, the classic vanilla creemee (that's Vermontese for soft-serve) with a chocolate dip, at Seb's Snack Bar of South Hero on Grand Isle, VT. Located in the middle of Lake Champlain, Grand Isle doesn't have a great deal of eateries to choose from, but Seb's corners the market with burgers, hot dogs, fries, and creemees for every taste.


I wish I had known. I had today off too.
Posted by Frankman on Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 11:22 PM

Niiice! Soft serve (and mini golf) just scream "SUMMERTIME!" to me.
Posted by billyboy on Monday, Aug 19, 2013 12:45 AM

It is called as "Softy", the name given for its soft cream textures.
Posted by fadrickbills on Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 9:15 AM

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