soft serve

\ ˈsȯf(t)-ˌsərv \
variants: or soft-serve

Definition of soft serve

: a smooth semisolid ice cream that contains less milk fat than regular ice cream and is made in and dispensed from a freezer in which it is aerated and continuously churned often used before another noun soft-serve ice creama soft-serve machine

First Known Use of soft serve

1955, in the meaning defined above

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