How to Get the Perfect Scoop of Ice Cream

Food & Wine: How to Get the Perfect Scoop of Ice Cream
Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Desserts Photo © Ben Alsop
By Chelsea Morse Posted April 14, 2014

In her second cookbook, Jeni Britton Bauer—famous for her outstanding ice creams—unveils improved recipes, new flavors and an abundance of creative pairings.

Lesson One
The fastest way to chill an ice cream base before churning: Put it in an ice bath in a ziplock bag.

Lesson Two
For the best scoop, use a long container with a big "runway."

Lesson Three
Pair ice cream and anything from corn fritters (with buttermilk soft serve) to mango jam (for a tropical sundae).

Recipe: Mango Jam

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