Most people refer to soft serve as a type of ice cream, but we’d argue that this creamy treat is its own particular category of frozen food product.
Soft serve has a decided advantage over “traditional” ice cream—and that’s those symmetric swirls, requiring a special kind of artistry, and eminently soothing and satisfying when done perfectly. So here you go: The most sublimely flawless swirls of soft-serve that we’ve seen this summer.
The blue “sea salt” flavor seems to be the favorite at Aqua S.
The plump orchid-bedecked swirls of taro and matcha at Besfren are almost too pretty to eat.
Bingbox’s soft serve comes in flavors like taro, honeydew, and mango.
Check out Ca Lem’s vivid swirls in flavors like passionfruit and watermelon.
These gorgeously garnished soft-serve cones from Drips & Swirls are available in flavors like charcoal rice and Korean melon.
iHalo Krunch’s “black on black” may be the most popular order, but we love the vibrant swirls of charcoal-coconut and ube.
We love the looks of Kem CoBa’s passionfruit twist… and the manicure in the second photo too.
Not sure whether we’re more into Little Damage’s monochromatic palette or their Technicolor look, tbh.
The cones from Roll Up Creamery & Café are so perfect they almost look like cartoons.
The soft-serve artists at Soft Swerve are masters of symmetry.
Somi Somi’s soft serve comes in fun fish-shaped taiyaki cones.
Urban Artisan’s soft serve is so gorgeous we honestly could’ve done an entire post just of their cones.