Rock hard ice cream makes it almost impossible to create an ice cream cake or even serve a scoop along with a birthday cake. Thankfully, there are some ways to soften ice cream that are not difficult. If you want a soft, spreadable frozen treat, follow the tips below. By simply using your refrigerator, mixer, or microwave, you can soften your frozen treat in no time at all.
Use your refrigerator
If you have time, soften your ice cream in the refrigerator. This is an easy and extremely effective solution. Depending on your container’s size and the hardness of the treat, it can take 10 to 30 minutes to soften. Afterward, the product will be cold but still smooth enough to scoop out with ease.
Mix until softened
Another option requires pulling out your electric mixer. Your mixer can help you soften the ice cream and bring it to the same consistency throughout. Scoop small balls into the bowl of the mixer. Mix for about two minutes, then your treat should be softened enough to use in various recipes. It will still be solid enough to hold its shape if you are trying to make an ice cream cake.
Use a microwave for a quick fix
Don’t worry if you forgot to take enough time to soften your ice cream in the refrigerator. You can still use the microwave as a fast solution that will work a softening miracle. Be careful not to heat the frozen treat for too long. You should melt the dessert in 15 second intervals and check to see if it is soft enough. Likely, you will never need to go over a minute in the microwave.
Use hot water when you are out of time
If you are faced with a room full of kids holding empty bowls, you will need to work fast. You can soften this dessert as you scoop by dipping the scoop in a cup of very hot water before taking out each serving. This method will melt the ice cream where the metal scoop meets with the frozen treat. Afterward, you should have nice, round scoops of ice cream.
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