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Best Ice Cream Scoop

Remember the process of serving ice cream that typically consisted of a hot glass of water? The glass of water was used to dip the freakishly large spoon or ice cream scoop in to make it easier to scoop out ice cream. While this may have been the best idea at the time, it was certainly not optimal.

Ice cream scoops have come a long way. They come with a variety of features and various styles. Some have a hinge attachment to the handle that when pushed has a blade that sweeps underneath the ice cream to release it into your serving dish. The perk to this type of scoop is that it often doubles as a way to portion foods as well. This one is considered a more classic scoop.

In recent years, ice cream scoops have gotten quite innovative. Some contain a non-toxic, anti-freeze liquid that is inside the ice cream scoop. It creates and external temperature that allows it to penetrate the ice cream without much work. Another similar type has a liquid inside that is activated by the heat in your hands. This also makes it easy to scoop hard ice cream without strain. Lastly, there are the scoops that have been designed with a unique, pointed tip. These ice cream scoops pierce and dig easily into hard ice cream and even yield a fancier presentation.

For those of us who are looking for maximum reward with little to no work, these new age ice cream scoops are the best way to go. For the purists, the old school ice cream scoops are just fine or any large spoon that will dish it up. Now that you have had your ice cream scoop IQ updated, the choice should be easy.

Deni 5111 Electric Ice-Cream Scoop with Nonstick Surface

This the lone ranger on the market for electric ice cream scoops and number 1 in my book. The Deni 5111 Electric Ice-Cream Scoop with Nonstick Surface plugs in and quickly heats. Once it's ready you can scoop away. The non stick spoon makes clean up and scooping ice cream easy. The special dip design allows it to reach difficult corners and make fancy curls for a fancy look. Never struggle again with ice cream that is hard as a rock. It also has an ergonomic handle that is comfortable to use. Hand washing is recommended.

Crate and Barrel Anti-Freeze Ice Cream Scoop

Crate and Barrel Anti-Freeze Ice Cream Scoop

I never thought I would see the day when scooping ice cream would actually be enjoyable. The Crate and Barrel Anti-Freeze Ice Cream Scoop is the perfect tool to navigate easily through rock hard ice cream. This unique ice cream scoop is made from aluminum and can hold two ounces of ice cream. It also contains a non-toxic, self defrosting fluid that warms the outside and makes it glide easily through the ice cream. It is sturdy, affordable and can be used with the right or left hand. Hand washing is preferred.

Tovolo Tilt Up Ice Cream Scoop

This stylish and innovative ice cream scoop is a must have. It is as well crafted as those you will find in ice cream parlors. It is constructed with a heat-retaining, chrome-plated metal alloy spoon. This allows the ice cream scoop to dig deep and dish it up easily. The tilt up design underneath the spoon allows it to sit up on the counter, preventing drips. It has a comfortable ergonomic handle and it is dishwasher safe.

Kitchen Craft Microwave Heated Scoop

The scoop by and large is one of the best ways to tackle rock hard ice cream. The Kitchen Craft Microwave Heated Scoop is an innovative scoop that utilizes your microwave. All you have to do is place the scoop in the microwave for about 30 to 40 seconds. It will then be ready to easy dish up ice cream or other frozen confections no matter how hard. It is a well made and sturdy scoop with a comfortable ergonomic handle and is easy to clean with simple soap and water.

Savora Ice Cream Scoop

This awesome ice cream scoop made is on top because it performs well and looks great. The Savora Ice Cream Scoop is the perfect choice for scooping up your favorite frozen treats. It is constructed with a pointed tip which makes diving into hard ice cream easy. For an extra fancy touch, the head of it is crafted to make the ice cream curl when its scooped. This makes for a high end finish. It is dishwasher safe and comes in a variety of colors.

Amco Serrated Ice Cream Scoop

This unique ice cream scoop won me over with the design and price. It is a great value and also performs like no other. The Amco Serrated Ice Cream Scoop has a serrated edge that allows it to easily dig down into even the hardest ice cream. It has a soft handle that is comfortable when gripping to scoop. The die cast interior of the spoon allows for easy release and it is dishwasher safe. You will love how easy serving ice cream can be.

Tupperware Ice Cream Scoop in Black and Grey

The Tupperware brand has been well known for decades for quality kitchen products. That continued quality has trickled down to their serve ware. The Tupperware Ice Cream Scoop is one of the best you can buy. It is a bit pricier than the others but well worth it. It mimics a more professional ice cream scoop not only in style, but also performance. The soft and smooth ergonomic handle makes it comfortable to use. The pointed tip ensures the ease of scooping and the acid resistant coating guards against any rusting. Hand washing is recommended maintain optimal performance.

Crate and Barrel Ice Cream Scoop

Crate and Barrel Ice Cream Scoop

This classic ice cream scoop is one of the most multipurpose of the bunch. The Crate and Barrel Ice Cream Scoop is in a class by itself. This affordable scoop can be used to scoop ice cream and measure. As an ice cream scoop, it has a ratchet mechanism interior which guarantees easy release. As a measuring tool, you can use it to evenly scoop batter for cookies, cupcakes or for general portioning. I love nothing more than a tool that can service more than one purpose. Hand washing is recommended.

OXO Solid Stainless Steel Ice Cream Scoop

The OXO Solid Stainless Steel Ice Cream Scoop is well constructed and high quality. You will never have to worry about rusting or chipping with this scoop. The tip has been designed to ensure the ease of scooping. Use it for ice cream, sorbet or any other frozen dessert. It has a comfortable no-slip grip and has flat edges that can easily reach into the corners of the container. It is durable and also dishwasher safe. Never be concerned about what to do with hard ice cream again.

Chef CJ
I am a chef and lifelong foodie committed to finding the best ways to enjoy cooking at home! I have been a professional chef for 17 years, I am a big tech nerd when it comes to kitchen appliances. I am always looking for a gadget that has purpose and can save time in the kitchen. I am currently a private chef with a diverse set of clients. My clients expect high end quality even though I am often cooking from their homes. This is why I love my kitchen tools of the trade.

I am also trained in both wine tasting, pairing and I had a stint as a professional, private sommelier. My experience with food, wine and professional kitchen appliances/tools are what makes me an expert in many areas of the culinary industry.

I have a huge repertoire of necessary gadgets and machines that make my life easier. I am always searching for the next best kitchen star tool!I am also trained in both wine tasting, pairing and I had a stint as a professional, private sommelier. My experience with food, wine and professional kitchen appliances/tools are what makes me an expert in the broad culinary industry.

I have a huge repertoire of necessary gadgets and machines that make my life easier. I am always searching for the next best kitchen star tool!
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