DC hit a high of 90 degrees yesterday and we are barely to the mid-point of May. Sure this makes me a little worried that this Summer will be excruciatingly hot, but I have also been inspired to search for ways to keep cool, starting with my selection of favorite kitchen tools for the month of May.
Zeroll Ice Cream Scooper
My brother-in-law is a huge fan of ice cream. One year for Christmas, I decided that it would be great to gift him with the best ice cream scoop on the market. So what did I do? I Googled "Best Ice Cream Scooper" and Voila! Dozens of links to the Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop flooded my search results. I bought one for him and he absolutely loved it. Naturally that lead to me having a case of Ice Cream Scoop Envy, so I ordered one for myself a week later. After one use, I was hooked! This scoop makes serving ice cream a total delight. Even with ice cream that is extra hard and would typically need to thaw before scooping, the Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop glides through with ease! Just make sure to only wash this scoop by hand.
Zoku Ice Cream Maker
The ZOKU Single Serving Ice Cream Maker is fantastic! Reasons why I love it:
- User-Friendly- It took me approximately 15 minutes from start to finish to make this ice cream. You can easily customize your ice creams with any desired topping and the degree of firmness. If you want a soft serve textured ice cream, just stir ingredients for approximately 10 minutes in the ZOKU Ice Cream maker. If you want a firmer ice cream, stir for ten minutes and then return to the freezer for an additional 15 minutes. Super easy!
- Preservative Free Ice Cream- since you are making the ice cream, you have control over every ingredient used. The ZOKU Ice Cream maker comes with a booklet filled with recipes that are all 100% natural ingredients. I love that I can make organic ice cream that is free of ingredients like Blue Lake 40 or Red Dye #7 and other ingredients I can't even pronounce.
- Great for Entertaining- This product is fun to use with kids or even at a casual summer dinner party. Making a batch of vanilla ice cream and serving a variety of toppings could allow each of my guests to customize their dessert to their own specifications.
I had no idea I was going to love this personal ice cream maker nearly as much as I do, until I tried it. Bonus- this ice cream maker is offered in a variety of colors (personally I love the teal).
Silicone Ice Cube Tray
If you recall from my post on flavor infused ice cubes, I highlighted my love of the King Cube Silicone Ice Cube Tray. Well, I am bringing it front and center in this post because I really think it is that fabulous! This silicone ice cube tray not only makes it easy to create different flavored ice cubes, but it is also easy to use. Ice cubes can easily peel out of each cube slot and the size of the tray makes it easy to fit in any freezer (thank goodness, because my freezer always seems to be packed to the brim!).