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I am living in Denmark and there is a kind of ice-cream that they call "Soft Ice". Do we have the same world in English or is it just "Soft serve"?

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Googling Denmark "soft ice" looks like exactly what Americans would call "soft serve" or soft serve ice cream. There is an ice-cream adjacent treat made of literal soft ice (at least in New York) that we call shaved ice or Italian ice. It's somewhat similar to granita.

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Without knowing exactly what you get when you order 'Soft Ice' in Denmark, it's hard to say what the equivalent in English is. But I can tell you that in the U.S.A. we don't use the term 'Soft Ice'.

Soft-serve ice cream comes out of a machine straight into a dish or cone, and has the consistency of mashed potatoes.

@user3169 is correct that we wouldn't call ice cream 'ice'.

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