How to Scoop Ice Cream Easily

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  • Growing up around the ice cream business, I know eating frozen hard ice cream is a daunting task.
  • I’ll let you in on a secret: there’s a specific ice cream scoop that makes it easier and faster.
  • Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop bowls come out smoothly thanks to the heat-conducting liquid in the handle and bowl with a sharp edge.

If you ask me, every season is ice cream season. However, there is no doubt that there is just something special about an ice cream cone on a summer night. I grew up around frozen desserts – my aunt and uncle ran a wholesale ice cream business in New York’s Hudson Valley. Early on, I got a key tip: Refreeze thawed ice cream messes with texture, so keep it frozen as hard as possible.

Unfortunately, this means that it can be very difficult to obtain information, as anyone who has ever had a summer job at a Scoop knows.

The good news is twofold. First, the ice cream in the freezer won’t be as solid as the gallons of industrial freezer my aunt and uncle used. You had to wear a jacket to go there. Second, there’s a tool that makes it easier: the Zeroll Ice Cream Scooper, which allows you to serve hard ice cream without softening it first.

Yes, the ice cream scoop you use is important.

To get a good scoop of hard ice cream, you have to forget the regular spoons and go for the scoop of ice cream. Spending $20 on one important tool may seem like a lot, but Zeroll is good enough at its one job to be worth it. And it’s not just a round scoop with sharp sides – the Zeroll oval bowl has a thin, almost sharp edge, which helps cut through ice cream and any mixes.

The Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop is a favorite among scoop stores, and for good reason

Enlarged image of Zerol ice cream scoop bowl, next to the image of the Ice Cream Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream Scoop

Lily Aleg / from the inside

The handle is also carefully designed. Not only is Zeroll convenient for left- and right-handed use, the handle contains a heat-conducting fluid that absorbs your body heat to help soften the ice cream. This innovation, plus the age-old trick of running a ladle under hot water, makes frozen pints quick work.

I’ve got perfectly round spoons of frozen hard ice cream.

We’ve all taken a knife to a tub of hard Rocky Road out of frustration, resulting in random clumps of ice cream popping up in your cup. Zeroll gives you a round scoop that fits perfectly in a cone or bowl, allowing you to stack flavors to create the perfect sundae. The ice cream slides right out of the scoop, even when the flavors contain sticky caramel or marshmallow swirls.

Informed takeaway

I’m hesitant when it comes to recommending single-use kitchen gadgets, but as an ice cream lover, I’m sold on the Zeroll scoop. The smart and simple design makes it worthy of a place in your kitchen this summer.

Positives: Hard ice cream spoons are easier than a spoon, and make round scoops

Negatives: Not safe for dishwasher

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