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How to scoop ice cream

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How to scoop ice cream

Never been able to get a proper round scoop of ice cream. Any thoughts. I have seen some stores keep the scoop dipped in water. I tried that too, but maybe I need a training course:)
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Former Baskin-Robbins employee here. That's pretty much it - metal ice cream scoop dipped in water to prevent sticking. The ice cream parlor has the advantage of having their ice cream in cylindrical tubs; this make getting a nice round, pleasing scoop easier as you would scoop against the inner curve of the tub wall. A little harder with a rectangular container.
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You need one of those cast aluminium scoops. I found one at a thrift shop after trying fancy S/S and plastic ones. This one will cut right through good ice cream straight out of the deep freeze.

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No water required. I think that's just to minimize flavour contamination?
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Does round ice cream taste different?
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KevinM56081 wrote: Does round ice cream taste different?
No, it doesn’t taste different but it’s more compact so you can scoop more , pile it on, and not look quite as piggish Face Savouring Delicious Food. I love ice cream, so can put more in a bowl or cone when it’s nice and compact round.

TThe right ice cream scoop makes a difference. In hot water helps too.
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KevinM56081 wrote: Does round ice cream taste different?
Yes it does. It has been scientifically proven that round ice cream tastes better just like how a sandwich cut into triangles tastes better.
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blarg wrote: Yes it does. It has been scientifically proven that round ice cream tastes better just like how a sandwich cut into triangles tastes better.
Right angle or isosoles?
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It helps if the ice cream is not frozen solid or ice crystal laden, but softened/thawed a bit before but not to the point of melting.
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The trick is not to scoop, but rather to grab a spoon and eat right out of the container.
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Macx2mommy wrote: No, it doesn’t taste different but it’s more compact so you can scoop more , pile it on, and not look quite as piggish Face Savouring Delicious Food. I love ice cream, so can put more in a bowl or cone when it’s nice and compact round.

TThe right ice cream scoop makes a difference. In hot water helps too.
I put mine into a cup... Since you only see the top, it looks like one scoop (even thought it might be two or three. No looky like piggy that way. LOL
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random pattern wrote: The trick is not to scoop, but rather to grab a spoon and eat right out of the container.
I did this once when the boss had me take inventory of a truckload of Baskin-Robbins tubs that failed QA. Went into the walk in freezer with a parka, pencil, clip board and a spoon. I'm not proud of myself, but damn that was good eating!
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Get a Zeroli scoop. The heat from your hand transfers to the scoop area to slightly melt the ice cream as you scoop it into a perfect ball.
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craigdcan wrote: Get a Zeroli scoop. The heat from your hand transfers to the scoop area to slightly melt the ice cream as you scoop it into a perfect ball.
Which one. I shopped online and there is a 1012 and 1020 brand or model#
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itemsale2003 wrote: Which one. I shopped online and there is a 1012 and 1020 brand or model#
1010 = 4 oz (120 ml, 1/2 cup)
1012 = 3 oz (90 ml)
1016 = 2.5 oz (75 ml, 1/3 cup) "Amazon's Choice"
1020 = 2 oz (60 ml, 1/4 cup)
etc.
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velomane wrote: I did this once when the boss had me take inventory of a truckload of Baskin-Robbins tubs that failed QA. Went into the walk in freezer with a parka, pencil, clip board and a spoon. I'm not proud of myself, but damn that was good eating!
How does ice cream fail QA? And if it did, why would you still want to eat it?
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Gutty96 wrote: How does ice cream fail QA? And if it did, why would you still want to eat it?
Too much rocky in the rocky road. Get your spoon!
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Run the scoop under hot water and then scoop.
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do they have teflon coated scoops yet
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itemsale2003 wrote: Never been able to get a proper round scoop of ice cream. Any thoughts. I have seen some stores keep the scoop dipped in water. I tried that too, but maybe I need a training course:)
What’s needed :

A good quality scoop
A cup of warm water to dip the scoop in
And a strong wrist to curl the scoop thru the frozen goodness *

Says the soul who spent a whole summer scooping ice cream as a college student at McDonerty’s in NDG

Ah yes ... back in the day before AC was the norm
Was tough work *
But great fun too!

* Anyone who’s scooped ice cream full time as a job knows these 2 facts *

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