Back-to-school supplies may be hitting shelves, but we're trying to make the most of the summer while it's still here, plenty of ice-cream cones included.
If you're faced with a tub of rock hard ice cream, there's no need to leave it out on the counter to thaw. America's Test Kitchen has a super-quick solution to scooping it right away.
All you need is a knife, an ice cream scoop, and some warm water.
Run warm water over a sharp paring knife, then create a grid of 1-inch squares — about 1-inch deep — in your tub of ice cream.
Next, run warm water over your scoop — and start scooping!
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Keep your scoops about an inch deep. When you've scooped out the first layer of ice cream, start again with a new grid.
Be sure to rinse after each scoop, shaking off excess water to prevent your dessert from getting too watery.
Foodies.com warns against leaving the remaining ice cream out after serving it, as the longer it thaws, the more ice crystals will formRead More »from Easy way to scoop rock hard ice cream