Food & Beverage Industry Trends Highlights

Soft Serve popularity has changed by 3.43% over the past year. On average, Soft Serve is consumed 1.43 times every year. Market adoption for Soft Serve in restaurants is 2.47% and it is on 0.01% of recipes.

Soft Serve plating ideas from top restaurants

Most popular Soft Serve dishes in restaurants. April 2021 data
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Momofuku Ccdc (Chinatown, District Of Columbia)
Super Duper Burgers (Concord, California)
Joan's On Third Studio City (Studio City, California)
Milk Bar Mini: City Center (Washington, District Of Columbia)

Fastest rising Soft Serve pairings

The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, and drinks with Soft Serve. April 2021 data
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#1boba
58.92%
#2vanilla ice cream
50.00%
#3vanilla
32.50%
#4cake
24.04%
#5coffee
22.36%
#6cookie
21.88%
#7chocolate
15.46%
#8tea
14.93%
#9cream
7.22%

Food Market Overview for Soft Serve

Soft Serve Growth Over Time

Monitor trends in Soft Serve related conversations over the past year. April 2021 Data
Feb '20Mar '20Apr '20May '20Jun '20Jul '20Aug '20Sep '20Oct '20Nov '20Dec '20Jan '21Feb '21Mar '2100.0050.010.0150.020.0250.030.0350.040.0450.050.0550.06
  • Annual Growth

    Soft Serve consumption yearly growth rate
    3.43%
  • Annual Consumption Frequency

    Soft Serve is consumed 1.43 times on average every year
    1.43
  • The percentage of the average American diet that Soft Serve represents. April 2021 data

    Market Adoption

  • The popularity of Soft Serve at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average. April 2021 data

    Home vs Restaurant Consumption

    • Eat In
    • Market Avg.
    • Eat Out
  • Percentage of restaurants that serve Soft Serve

    Popularity in Restaurants

    2.47%
    15,334 of 621,918 Restaurants
  • 0.01% of recipes have Soft Serve

    Popularity in Recipes

    0.01%
    287 of 4,735,453 Recipes

Product & Culinary Innovation Analysis

The upcoming food industry trends for Soft Serve. April 2021 data

Most Popular prepared food Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular prepared food ingredients with Soft Serve, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. April 2021 data
Top prepared food Ingredients and Pairings
#1soft serve
39.82%
#2ice cream
39.82%
#3cake
4.05%
#4vanilla ice cream
3.08%
#5cookie
2.78%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1tabbouleh
#2hawaiian buns
#3kibbeh
#4multigrain bread
#5refried beans
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1pumpkin pie
84.95%
#2souffle
74.62%
#3cobbler
67.08%
#4banana bread
66.72%
#5french fries
65.17%

Most Popular raw ingredients Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular raw ingredients ingredients with Soft Serve, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. April 2021 data
Top raw ingredients Ingredients and Pairings
#1cream
25.57%
#2chocolate
13.32%
#3matcha
12.34%
#4vanilla
11.89%
#5milk
9.31%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1za atar
#2salsa fresca
#3red chili sauce
#4harissa sauce
#5basa
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1pumpkin
85.86%
#2pumpkin spice
83.98%
#3heavy cream
80.16%
#4chickpeas
71.47%
#5buckwheat
71.47%

Most Popular beverages Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with Soft Serve, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. April 2021 data
Top beverages Ingredients and Pairings
#1tea
29.18%
#2coffee
21.74%
#3green tea
9.11%
#4boba
7.91%
#5beer
6.04%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1prosecco
68.13%
#2cider
58.78%
#3black tea
58.05%
#4coconut water
55.29%
#5hot chocolate
43.84%

Diets & Traits

Uncover the primary dietary motivations behind consumer preferences for Soft Serve

Diets Over Time

The dietary references with Soft Serve over time. April 2021 data
Mar '20Apr '20May '20Jun '20Jul '20Aug '20Sep '20Oct '20Nov '20Dec '20Jan '21Feb '21Mar '2101.252.53.7556.257.58.751011.2512.513.751516.2517.5
  • nut free
  • grain free
  • vegan
  • lactose free

Most popular Soft Serve related motivations

The leading motivations and claims consumers choose Soft Serve compared to all other dishes. April 2021 data
  • snack

    3.59%
  • fitness

    2.83%

Restaurant Trends Analysis

Soft Serve adoption in the restaurant industry and pricing segmentation. April 2021 analysis

Soft Serve Pricing Analysis

Track the average price of Soft Serve dishes across all price tiers. April 2021 data
$9.04$9.41$5.38$6.31$6.2AVG$$$$$$$$$$
  • Restaurant Penetration

    2.47% of restaurants serve. April 2021 data
    2.47%
  • Foodservice Cuisine Penetration

    The cuisine that offers Soft Serve the most. April 2021 data
    fast food restaurant
    47%
  • Restaurant Menu Analysis

    230433 of menu items containing Soft Serve. April 2021 data
    230,433
  • Dish Count Per Menu

    The average number of Soft Serve dishes found in menus. April 2021 data
    15.03

Most Popular Soft Serve Dishes

Most popular Soft Serve posts from restaurants. April 2021 data
Momofuku Ccdc (Chinatown, District Of Columbia)
Super Duper Burgers (Concord, California)
Joan's On Third Studio City (Studio City, California)
Milk Bar Mini: City Center (Washington, District Of Columbia)

Home Cooking

Discover Soft Serve penetration in home cooking

Most Popular Recipes

The most notable variations of Soft Serve recipes found online, and how they have performed over the past year. April 2021 data
How many online recipes exist for Soft Serve. April 2021 data

Recipe Count

287
How many online recipes use Soft Serve as an ingredient. April 2021 data

Used As Ingredient

1