All you want is a bowl of mint chocolate chip for your evening home alone with . But when you pull it out of the freezer, it's rock hard. You could nuke it in the microwave for a few seconds, but you'd risk it becoming a melty mess. You could also just wait until it softens a bit, but talk about torture. Nope. Instead, try that involves picking up a knife before going straight to the scooper.
Start by running the blade of a paring knife under hot water, then slice one-inch deep cuts into the ice cream, spacing them out in one-inch sections. Repeat this in the opposite direction to create a checker board pattern. Now it's time to dive in: Run your ice cream scooper under hot water and have at it. The score marks help loosen up the frozen treat, making it way easier to slide your tool across the surface without exhausting all of your energy. Plus it gives you almost the perfect amount for a single serving.
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