This is how you make ice cream soft again in no time (for the perfect scoop)

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You know it, you finally allow yourself to go wild on that divine bowl of ice cream in the freezer, you first have to wait a very long time because the ice cream is still very hard. Wow, that’s such a setback. Therefore – for all ice cream lovers among us – 3 tips on how to make ice cream soft in the right way in no time. That’s right: for that perfect scoop .

Culinary warning : these tips are also perfect if you want to further process the ice cream in, for example, an ice cream sandwich , ice cream cake or sundae ice creams.

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3 tips on how to make ice cream soft again in no time

1. In the fridge

Melting the ice directly on the counter may be faster, but we promise that if you pack the fridge for 30 minutes, you will really get a better result. This does not mean that the inside is still very hard and the rest has melted, but the ice has to become softer overall for that perfect scoop.

Place the container of ice in the refrigerator on a plate (before leaking) for about 30 minutes. Then remove the ice cream from the refrigerator and set it on the counter. If you can easily make a hole in it with your finger, you can scoop it immediately.

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2. Cut the ice

If you have a little less time (or patience) to let it thaw in the refrigerator, cut the ice cream into chunks. The ice then softens evenly. Follow the steps and you will get a good result.
Hold the blade of a sharp knife under the warm tap for a while. First cut the ice lengthwise and then crosswise into cubes. Heat the ice cream scoop in the same way as the knife, under warm water. Use the ice cream scoop to make nice balls.
soften ice cream

3. Soften the ice cream in the microwave

For the really impatient, there is also one last, super-fast option: the microwave. Because a microwave heats a product from the inside out, this is a good solution. Of course, don’t set the microwave on the highest setting! Food and wine gives the tip to keep 30% of your maximum number of Watts at 30 seconds.

Tip for the ultimate scoop : first put your ice cream scoop in water, then the ice cream does not stick and you get perfect balls.

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