Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Better Home Cooking Basics: #60 For the Perfect Scoop of Ice Cream Use Hot Water & an Ice Cream Scoop.

In honor of free cone day at Ben & Jerry's today, I thought I'd give you the scoop on how to scoop your ice cream (or gelato or sorbet or whatever version of frozen delciousness you prefer).

I used to work in a cafe that served ice cream, gelato & sorbet. You name it, I scooped it.

In order to get the perfect scoop you need 2 things: a cup/glass/bowl of hot water & a metal ice cream scoop. Dip your ice cream scooper in to the hot water & then scoop your ice cream until your heart's content. This works because the metal scoop heats up in the hot water & then can cut through the cold ice cream with precision.

If you don't have an ice cream scoop I suggest you get one (& if you have one you should use it) otherwise you'll end up with a lot of bent spoons. If you don't have a scoop or refuse to use one (ahem Chris) at the very least run your spoon under some hot water before attacking your carton.

 Get more of my better home cooking basics here.

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