Highlights
Top 4 restaurant dishes Most popular soft serve dishes in restaurants See More

Soft Served Ice Cream

Teppan Edo (Lake Buena Vista, Florida)

$4.50

Soft Serve Ice Cream

Matcha Cafe Maiko Rh (Rowland Heights, California)

$5.50

Soft Serve Fruit Parfait

Chloe's Fruit (New York, New York)

$5.00

Croissant Butter Soft Serve

Supermoon Bakehouse (New York, New York)

$11.00

Top rising variations The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with soft serve See More
#1prawns
80.61%
#2shrimp
80.61%
#3greens
65.37%
#4steak
63.14%
#5chicken
57.50%
#6meat
55.57%
#7wine
54.56%
#8beef
51.93%
#9cheese
47.89%
#10rice
47.11%
Percentage of restaurants that serve soft serve Restaurants

28.51%

53,820 of 188,757 Restaurants
Percentage of all online soft serve recipes Online Recipes

0.48%

11,482 of 2,398,435 Recipes
Overview
soft serve Growth Over Time How soft serve has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '18Dec '18Jan '19Feb '19Mar '19Apr '19May '19Jun '19Jul '19Aug '1900.511.522.533.54
Year Over Year
Soft Serve growth or decline vs one year ago
-50.19%
Yearly Eating Frequency
Average yearly consumption of soft serve per consumer
2.5
The percentage of the average American diet that soft serve represents Share of Plate
The popularity of soft serve at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average Eating In VS. Eating Out
  • Eat In
  • Market Avg.
  • Eat Out
Percentage of restaurants that serve soft serve Restaurants

28.51%

53,820 of 188,757 Restaurants
Percentage of all online soft serve recipes Online Recipes

0.48%

11,482 of 2,398,435 Recipes
Innovation Analysis
The most popular ingredients, flavors, and variations for soft serve, as well as the food and beverage combinations trending and fading over the past year
bakery and desserts Trends Highlights the most popular bakery and desserts ingredients with soft serve, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1gelato
45.33%
#2frosting
23.88%
#3cake
6.93%
#4cookies
4.96%
#5chocolate cake
4.55%
#6ice cream cake
3.27%
#7chocolate cookies
3.07%
#8bread
2.98%
#9caramel
2.8%
#10sugar
2.21%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1chapatis
#2millet flour
#3hoagie buns
#4turbinado sugar
#5spelt flour
#6bread
41.74%
#7ice cream cake
26.22%
#8caramel
20.13%
#9frosting
16.53%
#10sugar
16.38%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#2gelato
1.73%
#3chocolate cake
1.22%
perishables and prepared Trends Highlights the most popular perishables and prepared ingredients with soft serve, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1ice cream
57.08%
#2ice
30.05%
#3vanilla ice cream
6.39%
#4eggs
1.54%
#5salad
1.37%
#6tacos
0.98%
#7fruit salad
0.77%
#8cream of mushroom
0.7%
#9creamed corn
0.52%
#10almond milk
0.43%
Fastest Rising perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1baba ganoush
#2fajita veggies
#3fajita tortilla
#4impossible burger
#5biryani
#6tacos
#7cream of mushroom
49.01%
#8creamed corn
45.86%
#9salad
42.65%
#10eggs
41.56%
Fastest Falling perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1tabbouleh
72.92%
#2spinach tortillas
48.42%
#3flatbread sandwich
42.23%
#4lentil soup
42.23%
#5cheddar cheese soup
41.33%
dairy Trends Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with soft serve, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top dairy Ingredients
#1cream
62.25%
#2cheese
7.25%
#3milk
6.64%
#4butter
6.41%
#5cream butter
4.93%
#6cream cheese
4.44%
#7cheese sauce
2.15%
#8yogurt
1.96%
#9yogurt dairy
1.91%
#10custard
1.57%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1monterrey jack
51.86%
#2monterrey cheese
51.86%
#3baby mozzarella
50.48%
#4paneer
40.92%
#5nut milk
33.91%
food and beverages Trends Highlights the most popular food and beverages ingredients with soft serve, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top food and beverages Ingredients
#1fruit
36.7%
#2vegetables
17.21%
#3meat
11.54%
#4seafood
6.74%
#5sandwich
5.84%
#6iced coffee
5.47%
#7chips
5.18%
#8burger
4.52%
#9pizza
3.34%
#10iced tea
3.06%
Fastest Rising food and beverages Ingredients
#1stella artois
#2miller lite
#3boneless wing
#4corona light
#5hawaiian pizza
#6meat
55.57%
#7pizza
49.36%
#8chips
37.41%
#9vegetables
36.09%
#10seafood
32.43%
Fastest Falling food and beverages Ingredients
#1hot sour soup
69.59%
#2mushrooms swiss burger
51.86%
#3coca cola
42.06%
#4chicken strips
31.12%
#5reuben
27.79%
spices and herbs Trends Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with soft serve, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top spices and herbs Ingredients
#1chocolate
46.62%
#2vanilla
22.05%
#3salt
6.37%
#4matcha
5.62%
#5cinnamon
3.55%
#6mint
3.52%
#7vanilla bean
3.19%
#8fruit salt
3.16%
#9pepper
3.07%
#10garlic
2.43%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1piquante peppers
#2gochujang
#3mediterranean herbs
#4allspice
#5herbs mint
#6garlic
84.47%
#7pepper
64.29%
#8fruit salt
50.90%
#9cinnamon
36.01%
#10salt
31.78%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1szechuan peppers
85.56%
#2carob
75.1%
#3pimientos
71.11%
#4pink peppercorns
44.98%
#5spice rub
33.34%
fruits Trends Highlights the most popular fruits ingredients with soft serve, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top fruits Ingredients
#1berries
29.97%
#2strawberries
18.66%
#3bananas
11.01%
#4mango
6.71%
#5cherries
6.58%
#6apple
5.8%
#7lemon
5.56%
#8raspberries
5.24%
#9blueberries
4.7%
#10pineapple
3.87%
Fastest Rising fruits Ingredients
#1mission figs
#2red delicious apple
#3pink grapefruit
#4medjool dates
#5dried cherry
#6apple
45.37%
#7cherries
33.77%
#8lemon
28.51%
#9pineapple
26.91%
#10raspberries
22.76%
Fastest Falling fruits Ingredients
#1goji berries
62.32%
#2honeydew melon
56.67%
#3plantains
37.34%
#4clementines
35.01%
#5acai berry
24.65%
beverages Trends Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with soft serve, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
36.8%
#2tea
15.76%
#3milkshake
8.09%
#4chocolate milk
7.86%
#5green tea
7.21%
#6juice
5.82%
#7water
5.51%
#8matcha tea
4.35%
#9espresso
4.32%
#10fruit juice
4.2%
Fastest Falling beverages Ingredients
#2matcha tea
23.69%
#3green tea
19.07%
#4tea
11.32%
condiments Trends Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with soft serve, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top condiments Ingredients
#1cream sauce
17.81%
#2nutella
14.01%
#3coconut cream
11.4%
#4chocolate sauce
10.74%
#5peanut butter
9.4%
#6honey
9.35%
#7syrup
7.07%
#8chili
6.78%
#9caramel sauce
6.5%
#10oil
6.13%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1roux
#2arugula basil pesto
#3garlic carbonara sauce
#4louisiana hot sauce
#5garlic infused oil
#6oil
66.89%
#7caramel sauce
44.81%
#8chili
40.31%
#9syrup
39.64%
#10cream sauce
39.10%
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1szechuan sauce
74.21%
#2balsamic syrup
72.05%
#3tonkatsu sauce
71.11%
#4garlic chutney
70.12%
#5green chutney
67.39%
vegetables Trends Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with soft serve, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top vegetables Ingredients
#1beans
16.4%
#2peanuts
12.64%
#3greens
11.76%
#4onion
10.59%
#5tomatoes
10.3%
#6potatoes
9.81%
#7mushrooms
8.83%
#8corn
6.69%
#9avocado
6.3%
#10seasonal vegetables
5.81%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1tuscan kale
#2lima beans
#3redskin potatoes
#4julienne carrots
#5vidalia onion
#6seasonal vegetables
#7onion
84.36%
#8greens
65.37%
#9tomatoes
60.22%
#10potatoes
53.01%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1beefsteak tomato
85.56%
#2baby broccoli
75.93%
#3turkish cucumber
72.92%
#4iceberg lettuce
72.92%
#5wakame
67.91%
nuts and seeds Trends Highlights the most popular nuts and seeds ingredients with soft serve, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1coconut
27.89%
#2almonds
18.66%
#3pistachios
12.85%
#4pecans
10.75%
#5hazelnuts
7.99%
#6walnuts
6.68%
#7cashews
3.41%
#8macadamias
3.2%
#9macadamia nuts
2.61%
#10coconut flakes
1.67%
Fastest Rising nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1pecan nuts
#2marcona almonds
#3macadamia nuts
88.29%
#4chestnuts
72.51%
#5pumpkin seeds
71.51%
#6macadamias
61.28%
#7pecans
51.23%
#8walnuts
33.32%
#9cashews
33.22%
#10almonds
29.04%
Fastest Falling nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1pepitas
8.09%
#2chia
2.26%
meat Trends Highlights the most popular meat ingredients with soft serve, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top meat Ingredients
#1chicken
24.51%
#2steak
15.25%
#3beef
13.6%
#4bacon
11.43%
#5sausage
10.16%
#6pork
10.09%
#7goat meat
3.66%
#8turkey
3.14%
#9turkey meat
3.14%
#10hot dog
2.99%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1kielbasa sausage
#2kielbasa
#3chicken andouille sausage
#4deli turkey
#5genoa salami
#6hot dog
71.71%
#7sausage
69.64%
#8steak
63.14%
#9chicken
57.50%
#10bacon
54.60%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1deli ham
71.11%
#2stewing beef
51.86%
#3beef stew meat
51.86%
#4spam
23.99%
#5marrow
13.34%
alcohol Trends Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with soft serve, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top alcohol Ingredients
#1beer
22.89%
#2cocktail
19.74%
#3wine
13.59%
#4fruit beer
7.83%
#5ale
7.14%
#6rose
6.99%
#7chocolate beer
6.76%
#8bourbon
5.15%
#9rum
4.3%
#10dessert wine
4.22%