It’s so annoying when you are ready to serve ice-cream, but it’s hard as a rock. Microwaving it is a slippery slope: it often over melts around the edges, staying hard in the center.
No worries though…here is the scoop on scooping ice-cream that is frozen solid:
Dip a sharp knife in hot water and slice across the ice-cream container in both directions, forming a grid about the size of your ice-cream scoop.
Dip the scoop in hot water, and use to scoop out a section of the grid.
The ice-cream should be the perfect consistency.
To avoid over freezing in the first place, some suggest placing the container in a sealed, ziplock bag.
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