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Thrifty Ice Cream Scoop Review

Thrifty Ice Cream Scoop is now for sale! You can have your very own cylindrical ice cream at home. To use it, you insert it into a block of ice cream, twist it 90 degree and press the trigger. The ice cream should pop right out. If done correctly you can even stack it. However, there are some downside to this scoop.

Thrifty Ice Cream Scoop Review Quick Summary


Thrifty Ice Cream Scoop
UsesGreat for getting cylindrical ice cream scoops.
ConstructionMade of metal, with reasonable quality.
ThoughtsThrifty Ice Cream Scoop is designed more for a commercial setting. You will struggle in smaller ice cream buckets. However, if you want that thrifty ice cream shape, you dont really have a choice…
Reviewed ScoopThrifty Scooper

Is the Thrifty Ice Cream Scoop any good?

The main problem with the scoop is its shape. After you get a good few cylindrical round, what you are left with is gapes. The only thing that you can do with these gapes is try and smash it down and try to make it work. These scoops work better on large tubs oc ice cream. In a traditional ice cream scoop, the shapes are balls. So having weird gapes popping up is not that much of an issues.

Another problem is that they never really come out in a perfect shape. Either the top or the bottom of the ice cream will either be too much or too less. Not only that, there are two prongs in the scoop. They add weird holes in your ice cream.

Quality is another issues. Numerous reports from users state that the quality is not the same as the original one. Supposedly, the original one is made of cast aluminum instead of welds. If that is true, it would make sense that the durability is not up to par.

Why you should get it?

If you wan a traditional cylindrical ice cream, then you really dont have much choice. While the quality might not be that great, they are still the best if you want it. They are relatively affordable these days. Back when it was more limited, you could expect to spend around 200 dollar just for one. We also dont know how long rite aid will be around, so getting one before they go out of business is not a bad idea.

Aside from that, nostalgia is the main reason to get it. I remember eating it as a child and it was one of the best thing in the world. Getting it as an adult still made me giggle.

Where can you buy them?

In the past, the only place you could find them is at Ebay. They use to go for a ridiculous amount of money. The original models still do. However, the newer version are more readily available. You can sometimes find it at Rite Aid but people usually buy them up. Luckily, amazon sell it for a pretty reasonable price these days.


While Thrifty Ice Cream Scoop is designed more for a bigger ice cream bucket, you can still use it at home. Its not really practical so I would still get a normal ice cream scooper with the Thrifty Ice Cream Scoop. Use it occasionally for kids and yourself. It should bring back fun memories. After all, using it all the time will only make it normal.

Want more Ice Cream? Check out the the Kakigori aka Pat Bingsu Shaved Ice Machine.

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