Best Ice Cream Scoops in 2020

Spring Chef Ice Cream Scoop with Comfortable Handle, Black Review:

Growing up, my family household always had a more old fashioned ice cream scooper that was fairly basic. It was difficult to use with very frozen ice cream, so when I moved out I was on the hunt for a better ice cream scooper. I ended up going with an ice cream scooper that has the dispensing mechanism - pressing a button moves a lever that pushes the ice cream out. This worked well for a long time until I moved into a new house and misplaced my old ice cream scooper.

I decided to buy this scooper because of the great reviews it had on Amazon. I'm glad I went with this purchase, it's actually much better than the ones with the lever dispensers. It holds great in the hand due to the slight curve of the handle. The edges of the scoop part is sharp which makes it very easy to carve into the ice cream and get big scoops of ice cream.

Great scooper overall, highly recommended!

Professional Stainless Steel Ice Cream Scoop by BALCI - No-Thaw Hard Ice Cream Scoop - Dishwasher Safe - Non-Slip Rubber Grip Ice Cream Scooper Spade - Black Review:

I was trying to find a non-coated ice cream scoop. I have bought several, from good brands, that chipped, and all have gotten pock marks and chipping in the coating. I was looking for stainless to solve this problem.
We have used this product about a week. It has a little weight to it - which I like. The grip is coated and makes it very comfortable to hold and has a good feel It cuts through ice cream beautifully. It seems oddly shaped compared to other scoops I've had, but it makes nice ball shaped scoops - if you are looking for that. The scoop shape depends on how you pull it through the ice cream - like any other scoop. I would give this as a gift and/or highly recommend it.

Visually it appears to be brushed stainless - time will tell, but I believe it is correct. And, specific notes from the seller on the page confirm that.

TeamFar Stainless Steel Ice Scoop, Small Metal Food Candy Scoop for Kitchen Bar Party Wedding - 6 Ounces Review:

I've been trying to find the right size ice scoop for our ice-maker bin in the freezer section of our refrigerator/freezer. Most are too big - industrial sized. Others were too small - for cocktail parties or something like that. But this is perfect for hotel style ice buckets and freezer ice bins. Solid one-piece construction stainless steel, easy to clean and strong enough to bang apart frozen cubes without bending. The only negative issue I had with this product was the leading edge was too sharp, causing small shavings from the plastic ice bucket getting into my ice. Once I smoothed out the edge with some emery cloth, it didn't do that any more.

Solula 18/8 Stainless Steel Large Ice Cream Scoop Disher Melon Baller 4 Tablespoon, 2-YEAR Warranty Review:

I received my #16 scoop in April. It arrived in the original packaging.
I was very happy with the quality and heftiness of the scoop.
Squeezing the handles to release ice cream and cookie dough was smooth and effortless for me and I have arthritis in my hands.
The gears glide smoothly and the spring is still in perfect condition and the blade still flush with the bottom of the scoop.
It's made of stainless steel so it's dishwasher safe. I had mine soaking in the sink after making chocolate cookies. After washing,
rinsing, and towel drying it still looks shiny and new. I do take good care of it and put it back in its packaging before placing it in
the utensil drawer for protection.
I plan on purchasing a couple more in smaller sizes for balling fruit and making meatballs.
I'm happy with my purchase.

SUMO Homemade Ice Cream Containers: Insulated Tub. Dishwasher Safe. 1.5 Quart (1-Pack, Blue) Review:

Do you really need a special container for ice cream? Yes ! Make it this 3 piece, perfectly shaped container.

Using this has made a believer out of me. It really does protect ice cream from freezer burn, and the elongated narrow shape is ingenious—so easy to make the perfect scoop in one motion**. No more partial shards of ice cream dished from a “short” container that stops the scooping motion. Added bonus of the shape of this container is the space saving footprint, perfect for a packed-to-the-gills freezer.

I chose this 3 piece container because it is EZ to clean. I saw another similarly shaped container on Amazon, but it could not be taken apart for cleaning. That was an important consideration for me bcuz our homemade ice cream is not cooked (no eggs), thus, its almost like a raw food, where hygiene and storage are very important.

One last with any frozen dessert, make sure to place a piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap on the top surface of the ice cream, then cover the container with the tight fitting lid. The sealed surface is an important step in preventing freezer burn.

I am impressed with the quality and design of the SUMO products I own so far. They are made of top quality materials, they are expertly designed to make them practical, durable and EZ to use. The pieces I received were packaged with thought and care—nice enough to give as gifts. SUMO stands for quality.

**I highly recommend the SUMO chisel point full metal handle that spans the entire length Ice Cream Scoop for an EZ glide to that perfect scoop. It’s quality you will recognize as soon as you see it IRL and when you put it in your hand.

Prep Solutions by Progressive Measuring Scoop Review:

I purchased this scoop to use when making cookies. I prefer larger sized individual cookies that are soft and chewy in the center while crispy on the outsides. This scoop is perfect for that. The feature that my cookies are now uniform in size is a big plus, as I bake for refreshments for the HOA meetings. I am very pleased with this easy to use and easy to clean scoop. Highly recommend.

Norpro 683 Nonstick Anti-Freeze Ice Cream Scoop, 7in/18cm, black Review:

I am a fan of the norpro product line and this is no exception. Its comfortable in my hand which is good as it helps me with my grip strength when scooping hard we packed ice cream. The anti freeze solution in the handle must be working because the scoop almost seems to soften the ice cream. I know this scoop is good because my husband always grabs it first. He has even dug through the utensil drawer looking for it over using the old scoop That's readily available. Actions really do speak louder.

KitchenAid KC117OHAQA Classic Ice Cream Scoop, One Size, Aqua Sky Review:

This is great for scooping ice cream and when it's in a softer condition the scoops can be made reasonably round. Since this does not have the handle to push the ice cream out of the scoop sometime a finger or two (or a spoon) is needed to give a little push out of the scoop. Naturally if the ice cream is rock hard, it takes a little strength, but warm to hot water usually helps to get it started. It's also going to make a difference whether you're a strapping man with muscle or a damsel in distress, whether you get the ice cream easily. I'm usually so focused on getting my fix of ice cream I don't care, I just dig in and go for it. :):)

New Star Foodservice 1028508 Stainless Steel Bar Ice Flour Utility Scoop, 6-Ounce Review:

I use this scoop (12 ounce), for scooping and scattering rock salt (halite) on my driveway and walkway and it works just fine!. It is solidly built from one piece aluminum construction and it has a nice ergonomic rounded handle. I have never washed it, but it did get wet while I was sprinkling rock salt in a snow storm and it had no damages (it did not change color or emit any black goo). Since this is all I use it for I cannot comment on its usage for scooping food items. Overall its perfect for scooping rock salt! Grade A!

OXO Good Grips Large Cookie Scoop Review:

So I ordered all the small dishers available on Amazon. Sure, I'm nuts, but I have Amazon Prime, so the shipping was free. Anyway, I thought you all might like to see my analysis of them.

I added a picture of the scoops and the balls they created to the item, see the alternate pictures. The balls are made out of quite firm, straight from the refrigerator whipped white chocolate ganache. There are two scoops shown for each disher. On the left is a scoop leveled off with a knife, to the right is a slightly rounded "natural" scoop.

(from left to right, see picture) I also bought the Norpro Stainless Steel Scoop, 25MM (1.5 Teaspoon) and am keeping that, as I really wanted a very small scoop. The next smallest is also the most expensive, the smaller of the two Zeroll Universal Small EZ Disher Food/Ice Cream Scoop, Orange, followed by the Zeroll Universal Small EZ Disher Food/Ice Cream Scoop, Burgundy. They made nice scoops, but I returned the Zerolls as I found the plastic handles rather awkward to use with very stiff batter. These are followed by the Oxo Good Grips Small Cookie Scoop and the Adcraft (purchased at a local restaurant supply store), which I felt would be best for cookies or small meatballs, but if you like a larger truffle, they could be used for that too. The Oxo Good Grips Small Cookie Scoop has the most comfortable handle to use of all of them. It produced ganache balls of 14-19 grams.