Two weeks ago, a friend and i ventured out to Brooklyn in search of great ice cream other than the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factorya and I had heard nothing but great things about Blue Marble. So, on a really hot Saturday, we went to Blue Marble on Atlantic Avenue and it was AMAZING. You could taste the real fruit flavors and tell that they really care about their ingredients. Fast forward to this weekend, my friend and I being obsessed with good soft-serve ice cream, which is increasingly harder to find in NY, we ventured out to the Blue Marble location on Court Street. We stood on line in the heat outside, then made it inside, where my friend ordered first- a soft serve swirl in a cup. First gripe was that their biggest size is basically a small in every one else's world (aside from Grom perhaps). I got the chocolate soft serve. We both were very excited to try this as we loved the hard ice cream SO much. We dug in, and both looked at one another and said, this is average and we could have stayed in Manhattan and gone to someplace much closer.
I love Blue Marble and have respect for what they do and their hard ice cream is amazing, but the soft serve is not worth the trip to Brooklyn if you are not nearby. The hard ice cream is destination worthy. Anyway, just wanted to relay the our disappointment.