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Ice Cream Scoops

We tested seven classic and innovative ice cream scoop designs, as well as a portion scoop, to find the best model for scooping high-quality, dense ice cream.

What We Learned

High-quality dense, hard ice cream requires a sturdy scoop to dig out and release perfectly smooth, round spheres for topping pie and balancing in cones. For years, our go-to dipper has been the Rösle, chosen for its gently curved bowl that produces picture-perfect scoops. But its narrow handle has always felt a bit small for users with larger hands—and frankly, its price tag is ste...

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