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!
AriAugust 26, 2010
I adore my Zyliss ice cream scoop! Its so nice to be able to scoop my own ice cream without asking my dad or fiancee to do it for me. And so far it has made perfect balls of ice cream every time, something I’ve never gotten with another scoop. I’m glad you’re happy with yours!
KateAugust 26, 2010
I love this scoop too. I haven’t found one that even compares, and all of the colors are fun.
EagleAugust 27, 2010
I love my Zyliss Ice Cream Scoop! I’ve been using it for a few years. The heft of it is perfect for all the different kinds of ice cream containers I’ve come across, even with my arthritis! I even bought one for my parents last christmas and they’ve converted to the Zyliss way too!
AnnaAugust 27, 2010
I’m going to have to get my hands on one of those. Up until now, I’ve always bought the kind with the little latch that pushes the ice cream off, but even the latch types have issues. I’d heard of the Zyliss, but didn’t know anything about it, so thanks.
NicoleAugust 27, 2010
I’m so glad you reviewed this! I’ve been on the lookout for an ice cream scoop that actually works. I’m going to order one!
napmomAugust 27, 2010
Their potato peeler is EQUALLY as fabulous.
Ã¥ngelAugust 27, 2010
I’m a fan of ours. I’m not sure why, but it’s become pitted. We do run it through the dishwasher, so my only guess is that has something to do with it.
JanisAugust 29, 2010
I haven’t tried this, but I love my pampered chef scoop. There is a special liquid inside that transfers the heat from your hand to the scoop to make it easy to scoop out the ice cream. I have two! 🙂
MichaelSeptember 1, 2010
I will have to order this. I have been looking for a good ice cream scoop. My fiancee has made some great homemade ice cream but most have to sit out on the counter for a few minutes before we can scoop it. I can’t wait to try this out. Thanks for the review.