Asked this question months ago...and didn't get a response...bad time.. or I'm just getting too old for you youngsters out there.
I grw up in the Jersey City--Union City area of New Jersey in the early 50's and remember ice cream parlors that sold something called "soft cream, literaly a softer ice cream. I think it only came in Vanilla.I remeber one place called Meyers and another I think was Shoner's. I'll never forget soft cream on bananas in that metal ice=cream parlor dish.My mom remembers it from the ice cream parlors of the 40's, also. I wonder if anyone remembers soft cream...and if it is still sold anywhere.