McDonald’s quietly changes soft serve

May 18, 2017

Notice something different about McDonald’s ice cream? Maybe not, but it is indeed changed.

The Oak Brook, Ill.-based burger giant said on Thursday that it has removed all artificial flavors, colors and preservatives from its vanilla soft serve — a change it began making in the fall and is now largely complete at its 14,000 U.S. locations.

The change impacts 60 percent of the desserts the company serves, including the company’s shakes and McFlurry desserts.

The company also said that it has removed high fructose corn syrup from its chocolate and strawberry McCafe shake syrup, and removed artificial ingredients from