I have a confession to make. I have sent many spoons to an early grave trying to scoop hard ice cream. Their frail, spindly spines just couldn’t hold up to my carton of cookies ‘n’ cream. And yes, I know I could have waited 20 minutes for the ice cream to soften, but on a hot summer’s day, who wants to wait?
So finally, after years of ruining my spoons (seriously, I have nothing to eat cereal with anymore), I decided it was time to invest in a proper ice cream scoop.
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Searching for the Best Ice Cream Scoop Ever
When I first started my search, I was overwhelmed by the number of ice cream scoops available on the market. Some guaranteed a comfortable handle. Others promised never to break. I just needed something sturdy that could cut through even the most frozen ice cream. (Psst: Pick up a pint of one of these awesome ice cream brands. You won’t be disappointed!)
We Found It!
Say hello to the Midnight Scoop. This bad boy is seriously the best scoop on the market. Designed by an aerospace engineer, this gadget’s curved handle and pointed front helps you glide through even the hardest ice cream. Plus, the scoop’s ergonomic design helps you push the ice cream with your shoulder and arm muscles, rather than prying it with your joints. So say goodbye to any ice cream-induced wrist pain!
If the Midnight Scoop has one drawback, it’s the price tag. You can find it on Amazon for $35. But, since it’s made from 100% stainless steel, the Midnight Scoop promises to be durable and long-lasting—i.e. this is the last ice cream scoop you’ll ever have to buy.
If $35 is a little outside of your price range, there are plenty of other ice cream scoop options. They just might not last as long.
- KitchenAid Stainless Steel Scoop ($9) – For the price, this gadget is perfect for scooping softer ice creams. Plus, it comes in a bunch of fun colors!
- Spring Chef Ice Cream Scoop ($13) – With an almost perfect Amazon rating, this scooper will help you create Insta-worthy ice cream spheres.
- Zeroll Original Ice Cream Scoop ($20) – This scoop has heat conductive fluid built right into the handle so you can scoop with ease.
Now please excuse me as I go whip up a batch (or two!) or homemade ice cream. I’ve got some serious scoopin’ to do!
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