I scream, you scream, we all scream when it’s time to dig into our favorite container of ice cream and we don’t have an ice cream scooper. For anyone who has ice cream more than once per year (so, everyone) an ice cream scooper is a kitchen must-have. Not only are ice cream scoopers designed to make quick and easy work of cutting through the frozen treat and carving out beautiful balls of sugary goodness, they also save your spoons. Using a regular spoon to scoop ice cream? That’s bad news for your hand, wrist, and your poor spoon.
Ice cream scoops are obviously a must-have for ice cream (it’s right there in the name), but they’re also a great kitchen tool to use for other foods. We love using our ice cream scoop when removing seeds and flesh from vegetables and fruit, including pumpkins, melons, and more. Ice cream scoops are perfect for avocados, making it easy to scoop out the insides. You can even use the back of the scoop to mash the avocado for toast or guacamole.
An excellent tool for baking and cooking, ice cream scoops can scoop meat and place it into vegetables, like halved red peppers, or into small tarts for meat pies. When making cupcakes, ice cream scoops can turn the often messy job of filling cupcake trays into a fast and clean task.
Like picking out your favorite flavor, deciding on the right ice cream scoop for you is a personal choice. Check out three of our favorites below!
1. SUMO Ice Cream Scoop
Made from pure metal, the SUMO Ice Cream Scoop is an indestructible scooper that won’t scratch, chip, bend or break.
Pros: The SUMO is the last ice cream scooper you’ll ever have to buy thanks to its indestructible construction, with the company boasting that they’ve never had one of their scoopers break. The ergonomically designed handle is comfortable to use thanks to its squishy food grade rubber covering and won’t bend under pressure. The SUMO is dishwasher safe and made from pure, 100 percent BPA-free stainless steel. With a pointed end, the SUMO allows customers to get every bit of ice cream out of the container.
Cons: Some options may be more economical.
SUMO Ice Cream Scoop
2. Zeroll Original Ice Cream Easy Scoop
Thanks to its heat conductive fluid inside the handle, the Zeroll Original Ice Cream Easy Scoop easily and quickly heats up simply from holding it, enabling the scooper the effortlessly glide through frozen ice cream.
Pros: Perfect for people with arthritis or hand and wrist issues.The Zeroll is designed for left or right-hand use and has been remodeled with improved aluminum alloy that resists corrosion.
Cons: Unlike the SUMO and Spring Chef, the Zeroll cannot go in the dishwasher.
Zeroll Original Ice Cream Easy Scoop
3. Spring Chef Ice Cream Scoop
With smart features like a ridge handle that can open frozen containers and a sphere side that creates perfect ice cream curls, every kitchen needs the Spring Chef Ice Cream Scoop.
Pros: The plastic handle won’t freeze your hand like metal scoopers and the end of the handle has a ridge that can be used to open frozen containers of ice cream. The scooper is a combination of a spoon and sphere shape, which cuts through frozen ice cream, removing the time spent waiting for ice cream to soften and helps to make digging out every last bit of ice cream from the corner of containers easy. The heavy-duty scoop will last for years and is dishwasher safe for easy maintenance.