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Godiva Chocolatier has announced that they will now be selling soft-serve ice cream at Godiva stores

Stop by your local Godiva shop for a scoop or two of decadent chocolate ice cream.

Just when you thought Godiva couldn’t get any better, it’s now available in a frozen, creamy form. Godiva has announced that they will be launching Godiva soft-serve ice cream at select retail outlets. The ice cream will be made with Godiva Belgian chocolate (of course), and is available in Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate Vanilla Bean, and Swirl. You can get your ice cream in a variety of waffle cones, dipped in either milk or dark chocolate, or in a regular five-ounce cup for $6 each.

“There is something incredibly nostalgic about enjoying soft serve on a hot day,” said Michelle Chin, vice president, North America marketing, Godiva Chocolatier. “And by adding our premium Belgian chocolate in a beautifully dipped cone to this tried and true summer treat, we have elevated the Soft Serve experience for chocolate lovers everywhere.”

Godiva has been selling regular ice cream by the pint in select grocery stores for several years now, including flavors like chocolate with chocolate hearts, and white chocolate macadamia nut. But this is their first foray into the world of soft-serve.

Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi


Here's How to Turn Store-Bought Ice Cream Into Soft Serve

Ever since I moved to New York City, I've become a soft-serve addict. Maybe because you can literally get it at most hours of the day, no matter what neighborhood you're in. When I used to watch movies as a kid in California&mdashin an area where you never saw an ice cream truck&mdashI would marvel at the idea of being able to run out your door and grab a cone.

Now, if I'm in my apartment and hear the iconic ring a ding, I can grab my wallet and hit the elevator. It's one of those ridiculous conveniences living in NYC offers (along with being able to buy toilet paper, a deli sandwich, and a carton of Ben & Jerry's on nearly every street corner). But I wanted to know how to achieve a soft serve-like consistency at home.

It worked! This insane hack originated from The Truck Food Cookbook and takes a carton of softened vanilla ice cream, some whipped heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla. You can ditch the vanilla extract and I swapped white sugar for powdered. You fold all that together and freeze, then knead the bag like dough when it comes out to get it all nice and soft. This is the real deal. It's CRAZY how similar it tastes to the ice cream truck. Try it and see for yourself.


Calories are a unit of energy that could come from different sources like proteins, carbohydrates, fats, or sugars. It is an essential unit for the living and functioning of the body. A 100 gram of soft-serve ice cream made from Fried Ice cream Roll Machine has about 222 calories.

Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine is used to make softy. We all have eaten it several times, and today I am going to show you how to make it using a machine. Note that you have to go through various stages and steps. And here we are going to use pre-mix instead of any liquid milk or other things. You can easily find the soft serve pre mix in nearby stores.

#1 Stage 1: Bowl Preparation

The freezer bowl must be thoroughly frozen before you start making ice cream in Icecream Maker Machine. Wash and dry the bowl and wrap it in a plastic bag. Put the freezer bowl in the back on the freezer as this part is coldest.

Place on the flat surface in an upright position. The frozen state depends on the temperature that leaves it in the freezer all the time. But if not, then the freezing time should be a minimum of 12 hours. After 12 hours, if you do not hear any liquid moment on shaking, your Icecream Bowls are frozen completely. It means the cooling frozen. The next stage is the assembly set up.

#2 Stage 2: Machine Assembly

• First of all, insert the containers into the indent on the top of the machine. Make sure it is firmly placed. The round edge should be entered on the front space.

• Now put the small cover on the container and attach the dispenser with handle. Insert the tab into the slot, which is located under the dispensing area.

• Then push the dispenser in upward directions. Also, check its handle, which must be in an upright position.

• Under the containers slide the chute in a given space. Slide it until it stops.

• On the base, place the drip tray under the dispenser. Now push the mixing arm in the hole located on the bottom of the lid.

• Next, take the freezer bowl and carefully place it. Put the lid with mixing arm and push down until it sets securely.

Note: If you want to remove the cover, push in, and elevate the two side tabs.

#3 Stage 3: Making Of Homemade Icecream

• Pick the desired pre-mix, fill it in the container, and sprinkles a small amount of pre-mix in a front container with a curved edge. You can pick the recipes from the manual of the machine manufacturer.

• Fill the freezer bowl and leave the half-inch space from the top. All ingredients will increase the volume when the freezing process proceed.

• Take the freezer bowl from the freeze. Open the lid and place the bowl in the base. Use the bowl immediately as it will begin to defrost.

• You can see a hole at the bottom of the lid. Here insert mixing arm and place the top back. The mixing arm will be on the base and push the cover until it locks.

• Turn on the power, and the arm will begin to run. Pour ingredient into the frozen bowl through the lid opening.

• Now the process began, and it takes about 20 minutes. However, the making time also varies according to the recipe and volume.

• It is recommended to freeze the ingredients as well to reduce the time.

• Keep watch on the ice cream as timing is a critical thing in this process. If you keep it inside the machine, it may get too thick. You can eat this ice cream in the form of a scoop instead of a softy.

• Once you can see proper consistency, hold the cone below the chute, pull down the handle, and fill the cone.

• For swirls, turn the cone while dispensing. You can choose your choice of dispensing levers to add mixing of your choice.

• Stop the flow of mixings by pushing the levers. And when the cone is filled with soft-serve ice cream, push the handle back in an upward direction to stop the flow.

If you are going to store the frozen dessert in the freeze, never use the freezer bowl. It may damage the bowl. For storage purposes, use an airtight container or Ice Cream Bucket. When you store the ice cream in the Icecream Freezer (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0815BQ41J/), it will lose the consistency and converted into regular hard ice cream.


Godiva: Less snobbery with soft serve

Godiva — yes, that Godiva — is consciously getting a tad less snooty.

The designer chocolate chain, known for its pricey products and highbrow attitude, this summer has opted to appeal to something a bit closer to the average consumer with a product that some might call the great equalizer: soft serve.

Ok. OK. It's Godiva, so it costs $6, about twice the cost you'd pay for soft serve ice cream at DQ. But for the first time, the Belgian chocolate specialist this week began to sell cones and cups with soft serve made from its dark chocolate, white chocolate or, if you prefer, a twist.

For Godiva, it's about evolving from a place where rich folks go for fancy gifts at Christmas, to a place where regular folks might want to go now and then to get an indulgent snack for themselves. The company, with 225 boutiques in the U.S. and another 275 outside the U.S., is eager to broaden both its product mix and its customer base.

"Godiva wants to show a better sense of approachability than we have in the past," says Michelle Chin, vice president of North American marketing at Godiva. Among other things, that means reaching out not just to well-to-do women in the 35-and-up target group, but more broadly to Millennial women and also to men. So, several weeks ago, it also rolled out a frozen, blended beverage, Trufflelata, made with Truffles. That one, which comes in six chocolate flavors, also costs $6.

The moves come at a time consumers increasingly crave affordable luxuries, particularly for snacks. It's a concept that Starbucks crystallized decades ago that others are still trying to mimic. Never mind that one cone comes packed with 380 calories.

One brand guru worries about Godiva going even slightly downscale. "It's very risky to try to move your brand downstream this way," says Tracey Riese, president of TG Riese & Associates. "When Tiffany's added lower-priced silver jewelry to its line, it became the status brand for teenagers, but lost higher-end customers."

But Chin says Godiva is doing exactly what it must do. "It's a chance for consumers to think about Godiva from an everyday standpoint," she says. "Not just during the holiday season."

More than a decade ago, Godiva sold a licensed ice cream brand in grocery stores only. That ended, however, when that licensing partner was swallowed up in a merger. "This time, we decided to innovate it ourselves so we have control."

Most notable, she says, is the effect that the ice cream — available since Monday — already is having on the Godiva shop by New York's Grand Central Terminal. Some consumers rushing to the train are now taking a moment to stop and chill with a soft serve, she says. "It's got to make the train ride more enjoyable."

Perhaps that's an understatement.

In early May, when Godiva first posted pictures of its new frozen chocolate beverages on its Facebook page, this was the immediate response from one of its Facebook fans, Nicky Clark Svien: "OMG, where do you get these drinks?!"


10-minute "soft-serve" you can make in your food processor

Ever heard of yonanas? It&aposs a one-ingredient frozen dessert made with ripe bananas that has the texture of soft serve ice cream without any added fat or sugar. Sounds pretty good to me, except that I&aposd have to purchase a $50 machine to make it and I&aposve made a commitment not to buy single use appliances. But I am curious to try this wonder dessert.

With a little searching it appears as though you don&apost actually need the machine to replicate this fruity soft-serve-like goodness. (You actually don&apost need an ice cream maker to make creamy frozen yogurt either-your food processor does an excellent job of finely blending berries with yogurt. What about your blender? Although blenders can get a finer texture, blending thick frozen berries with yogurt is difficult. Air pockets form over the blade and you&aposre left doing more stirring than you would using a food processor.)

The secret to making creamy "soft-serve" without a special machine lies in the bananas – they&aposre inherently soft and a little gooey when they&aposre ripe. To make your one ingredient "soft-serve," slice a few very ripe bananas up, freeze them for 24 hours and process them for a few minutes in a food processor until they&aposre nice and creamy. Note, you may have to scrape the sides down during the processing until it reaches the desired consistency.

Makes: 4 servings, 3/4 cup each

Active time: 10 minutes | Total: 10 minutes

We like to use chopped frozen peaches, but you can use frozen berries or whatever frozen fruit you have on hand in this ultra-quick frozen yogurt that is made without an ice cream maker.

Why It Works Tip 1: Use superfine sugar

Since you won&apost have the opportunity to cook or melt sugar it&aposs best to use superfine sugar, which dissolves instantly. This way you won&apost end up chomping down on grainy sugar granules that haven&apost dissolved. Superfine sugar is available in the baking section of most supermarkets, but if you can&apost find it simply process regular sugar in your food processor or a clean coffee grinder for a minute or two until ground very fine.

Why It Works Tip 2: Add the yogurt with the machine still running

Part of the beauty of frozen yogurt is its light airy texture. Although it&aposs easy to throw all the ingredients into the food processor at once, it&aposs better to do it in stages. Start by blending your frozen fruit until it&aposs uniformly finely chopped. Then add the yogurt with the machine running (you&aposll add it through the feeding tube in the top) to better incorporate the yogurt with the whipping action delivering more air into your dessert.


Frozen desserts like ice cream and soft serve aren’t exactly known for being healthy. They’re sweet icy snacks, after all. However, soft ice cream does have less milk fat than its popular counterpart. The trick is always to eat these delicious goodies in moderation.

Our copycat Dairy Queen soft ice cream is the perfect dessert for summer! To make your eating experience even better, you can also add some toppings like nuts or sprinkles. The summer heat won’t be as unbearable when you have this frozen dessert to help you out!


Start with Frozen Bananas

The term “nice cream” was originally coined to describe the soft serve–like confection made by blending chunks of frozen bananas, and the dense, sweet fruits remain the best for obtaining a custard-like consistency.

1) Freeze whole, peeled, ripe bananas until firm. The riper the bananas, the sweeter the nice cream.
2) Break 3 bananas into 1-inch chunks (about 3 cups frozen fruit) then blend the chunks in a food processor or high-speed blender such as a Vitamix until smooth, adding up to ¼ cup plant milk if necessary. If you don’t have a high-speed blender, use a food processor. Frozen fruit may damage a less powerful blender.
3) Serve immediately for a soft-serve texture, or place in the freezer 1 to 2 hours for a firmer consistency. Longer freezing times may require a little room-temperature defrosting to make the nice cream scoopable.

Try the Technique with Other Custardy Fruits

It’s not just about bananas: Other fruits can serve as a nice cream base. But not all fruits have the right balance of natural sugar and moisture to blend up to a perfectly creamy, soft-serve consistency. Here are the fruits that do and how to prep them.

Mangoes: peeled, cut into chunks
Peaches, nectarines: peeled, pitted, quartered
Apricots: pitted and halved
Honeydew, cantaloupe: peeled, seeded, cut into chunks
Hachiya persimmons: peeled, sliced
Cherries: pitted

Once frozen, blend 3 cups of the prepared fruit with up to ¼ cup plant milk until smooth.

Mix and Match with Different Fruits

Frozen berries, cherries, mango, pineapple, kiwi, persimmon, and other fruits can also be blended into your already-blended base fruit. Or, to add chunky texture, try folding in 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen fruit or nuts. Just avoid fruits that brown quickly or are high in moisture, such as apples and pears.

Enhance With Flavorings

Once you’ve got the basics down, there’s no end to the nice cream combinations you can dream up, from classic chocolate (bananas + cocoa powder) and creamy pistachio (banana + pistachio butter) to exotic acai (base fruit + frozen acai purée) or summery strawberry basil (base fruit + strawberries + chopped basil). Here’s a rundown of flavorings you can add to your nice cream.

Flavorings to Try

2 to 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, cacao powder, or carob powder
1 to 2 tablespoons nut butter
¼ cup frozen acai purée
¼ to ½ cup passionfruit purée
½ to 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon or cardamom
1 pinch ground nutmeg
¼ to ½ tsp. almond, lemon, or coconut extract
1–2 tablespoons citrus (lemon, lime, or orange) juice
1–2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil, rosemary, mint, or lemon verbena
1–2 teaspoons rose or orange flower water

Looking for more inspiration and instruction? Try one of these nice cream recipes from Forks Over Knives.

Cinnamon Banana Nice Cream with Fruit Compote

2-Ingredient Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Cherry Soft-Serve Ice Cream

Mango Ice Cream

Strawberry-Chocolate Ice Cream

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Vanilla Berry ice-cream

In summer that’s where most berries ripe. And they’re very cheap during this time than in other seasons. While others would be eating them as ugly fruit, just take an unprecedented step of enjoying berries.

  • Wash your berries and freeze them.
  • Add frozen berries, vanilla extract, cream, and sugar into a Ninja processor.
  • Blend until the mixture becomes smooth.
  • Freeze the mixture for about an hour.
  • After that serve with milk and enjoy your ice-cream.

Getting to Know Your SX1000

Your new SX1000 has finally arrived in the mail, and you are, understandably, beyond excited. You already have a list of soft serve ice cream recipes you can’t wait to try out. Before you rip the box open, here’s what you should know about how to prep for your new machine.

Let SX1000 rest for a bit…

The SX1000 had a pretty long journey before arriving at your doorstep. Before you open the package, place the package in an upright position. It needs to sit upright for at least 24 hours! This helps recalibrate the refrigeration and cooling system, just in case it was placed upside-down or sideways during shipment.

The big reveal

The moment you have been waiting for has finally arrived! Time to unbox your brand new Ice Cream Depot SX1000. Watch this video to learn how to assemble your new soft serve ice cream maker. We’re sure you’ve already found the perfect place for your new soft serve machine. If not, be sure to pick a flat surface like a kitchen counter or bar top. Don’t forget to give the SX1000 ample breathing room (for the fans and cooling system).

Breaking the SX1000 in

You’re all set up and ready to go. Now it’s time to start making soft serve recipes. This is the fun part, we promise! If you have a few recipes up your sleeve, try them out! If not, we’ve got you covered. You can try any one of these delicious recipes:

Get creative. Your possibilities are endless with the SX1000. You can try a new recipe every week if you’re feeling ambitious. And, if you’re a little pressed for time, there are also pre-made mixes available as well!

Taking care of your new SX1000

It’s perfectly normal to get a little carried away trying out all your new soft-serve ice cream and frozen drink recipes, but don’t forget to show your SX1000 a bit of love and affection for all its hard work. Thoroughly clean your SX1000 after each use.

Now that you have had some time to get acquainted with your Ice Cream Depot SX1000 Machine, it’s time to start creating frozen treats!


  • 2 large frozen bananas (pre-sliced bananas will blend easier)
  • 1/4 tablespoons non-dairy milk such as almond or coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon desired sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (maybe a tiny sprinkle of cinnamon)

Note: For each 1 cup of frozen fruit or berries, add 1/4 cup of liquid or milk. I recommend adding a couple of tablespoons of milk at a time. Try to blend and add more as you blend, to make sure it doesn’t get too thin.

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn the machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High – over 5-7 seconds.
  4. Use the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
  5. In about 30-40 seconds, the sound of the motor will change and four mounds should form.
  6. Stop the machine and don’t over blend as the mixture can start to melt. Serve immediately or transfer to a freezer container for later. Re-blend after storing in the freezer with a little liquid.

Have you ever made ice cream using a Vitamix or other high-performance blender? Got any tips or suggestions. Tell me below. If you love ice cream, please share with your friends and fans.

BY IRENA MACRI

About the author: I share tasty recipes, tips, and meal plans to help you get healthier and lose weight. I am a qualified nutrition coach with an Advanced Diploma in Nutrition & Weight Management. More about me here.

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