Our family loves ice cream and we go through a lot of it. We have also gone through a number of ice cream scoops over the years. We have never been able to find one that really cuts through hard ice cream until we found the Zyliss ice cream scoop.
This ice cream scoops works very well. It digs fairly easily into the ice cream. I feel the reason being is because of its shape. It is not round like most standard ice cream scoops but like a square scoop so the corners can cut through the ice cream.
When I am scooping ice cream I use the corner of the scoop to get through the ice cream and then guide it up onto the scoop. It is easy to use. Sometimes if the ice cream is very hard I do have to give it a little force but nothing like I had to in the past.
I feel the scoop itself is very sturdy and strong. With some other scoops I have used I was worried they would snap when trying to scoop out rock hard ice cream. I feel very confident this scoop will not snap off no matter how hard the ice cream is.
We finally found an ice cream scoop that we really like and feel it really works well. It is kind of expensive for an ice cream scoop but once you buy this one I do not think you will need to ever buy another one again.