June 6 2017 08:00 AM

Serious ice cream lovers need a serious scoop.

Between June Dairy Month and National Ice Cream Month (in July), there’s no better time to scoop yourself an ice cream cone.

If you’re like us, though, you don’t need a special month to enjoy ice cream. We are a 365 ice cream family, as in, there’s always ice cream in our freezer and we scoop up a dish or a cone almost every day.

With this much ice cream love going on, one ice cream scoop isn’t enough. There are currently six ice cream scoops in my kitchen . . . one in the utensil drawer and five in the dishwasher.

And since all of our ice cream is either homemade (which freezes rather hard) or in 3-gallon parlor-size tubs that we keep in our deep freeze, it takes a serious ice cream scoop to get the job done.

After breaking two ice cream scoops in one day last summer (that was a bad day!), I knew we needed to find a super-duty ice cream scoop. I checked out the ice cream scoops at our local kitchen gadget store, but they were all either coated steel (which eventually pits and flakes off) or seemed flimsy. Keep in mind, this was the first time in my whole life that I’ve needed to buy an ice cream scoop. Most of our collection of scoops came from giveaways at farm shows or gifts from the companies we do business with.

A little more searching led me to the SUMO Ice Cream Scoop. (I found it online.) As soon as we got the scoop, all five of us put it to the test. Even our 4-year-old gave it a try. The review was unanimous: “This is the best ice cream scoop ever.”

This scoop is made from a solid piece of stainless steel, so it’s sturdy enough for the hardest ice cream. The handle is cushioned, so it’s comfortable and keeps your hand from freezing. Finally, the scoop is dishwasher safe, which is an absolute must for me.

I’ve scooped a lot of ice cream . . . both for my family and for fairgoers during my reign as a dairy princess . . . and this is, hands down, the perfect ice cream scoop.

The author is a dairy farmer and writer from central Minnesota. She farms with her husband, Glen, and their three children. Sadie grew up on a dairy farm in northern Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in agricultural communications and marketing. She also blogs at Dairy Good Life.

Daryl Nydam, D.V.M.

Join us on Monday, June 12 for our next webinar:
“Monitoring and managing metabolic diseases in the transition cow"
Presented by Daryl Nydam, D.V.M., Cornell University

Sponsored by: Cargill Animal Nutrition

Join us as Daryl Nydam, D.V.M, Cornell University, presents “Monitoring and managing metabolic diseases in the transition cow” on Monday, June 12, at noon (Central time). The transition cow faces a number of challenges including metabolic and infectious diseases, which can cause problems throughout the upcoming lactation. This webinar will discuss energy balance and minimizing disease risk during this critical stage.