This die-cast zinc tool by Prepara blazes through even the most frozen Choco-Choco-Chip: Simply warm water in its microwave-safe well, dip the server in the hot water, and scoop away.To buy: $20, prepara.com.Now that you've got the right equipment, try out these recipes for homemade ice cream, then see Real Simple's Ice Cream Social Blog for even more ideas and recipes.
Turn any ho-hum countertop into a small-scale ice cream parlor with Chef’s Choice snazzy chrome display. Four revolving arms accommodate both pointy- and square-ended cones.To buy: $20, cooking.com.
Use colorful spoons by Rice dk to dole out sweet toppers like maraschino cherries and sprinkles—or use them daily to make cereal a bit more exciting.To buy: $6 for three, huset-shop.com.
For those who prefer cup to cone, Rosanna’s pastel porcelain bowls are endearingly reminiscent of ’50s soda-fountain fare and are both dishwasher- and microwave-safe.To buy: $40 for four, rosannainc.com.
Nonpareils, toasted nuts, crumbled cookies, and the like look even more mouth-watering when offered up in Lunares’ splurge-worthy tray-and-bowl set.To buy: $95, lunares.com.
Why relegate the classic server to holiday-table cameos when it can be useful all year long? Fill it with hot fudge, butterscotch, or caramel syrups for high-toned sundae-making.To buy: $6, surlatable.com.
Taking your treat to go? This insulated melamine container and freezable gel-filled lid by Monique Epstein will keep your pint of Strawberry Swirl frozen for up to 90 minutes. Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe.To buy: $12, kitchenkapers.com.See all Daily Finds from this month