I ate soft serve from 7 major fast-food chains, and the winner surprised me
- Soft serve is the perfect quick and cool summertime treat.
- I tried the vanilla soft serve and frozen dairy treats at McDonald's, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Wendy's, Chick-Fil-A, Shake Shack, and Checkers to see which does it best.
- Wendy's Frosty impressed us the most with its creamy taste and its thick, melt-proof texture.
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Summertime is upon us, and so is soft-serve season.
It's the perfect sweet treat to beat the heat, but there are so many options out there - and not all soft-serve is created equal.
Armed to the cold-sensitive teeth with my lactose pills, I set off to seven major chains to try their vanilla frozen dairy treats. I judged them by their creaminess, texture, and overall taste, giving them a score out of a possible five on each. I also noted the price I paid for each item.
I tried soft-serve desserts at McDonald's, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Wendy's, Chick-fil-A, Shake Shack, and Checkers. Here's how they compared: