I have never had very good luck with ice cream scoops. I’ve tried all kinds in search of a scoop that will cut through firm ice cream easily, make decent looking scoops and release the ice cream without a hassle. I know that you can soften the ice cream by leaving it out, but frankly I don’t want to leave my ice cream on the counter for 20 minutes just so I can get a scoop into it easily! Up until now, I’d say that the microwavable ice cream scoop has worked reasonably well most of the time. But now that I have my Zyliss Ice Cream Scoop I wouldn’t go back.
The Zyliss completely surprised me with how well it worked. The scoop has a slightly wider, flatter and larger shape to it than most traditional ice cream scoops and its metal edge is tapered, so it slices very easily through just about any ice cream (maybe not something completely frozen solid!). The ice cream slides up the scoop into a nice ball shape and, since the scoop is large, it pops right out onto an ice cream cone or into a bowl. I wouldn’t normally put color on my list of important qualities in an ice cream scoop, but it’s a nice touch that the Zyliss comes in an array of bright colors, too. Since getting it, I’ve actually eaten a lot more ice cream – which is both a good and bad thing!