I still can’t justify investing in a Joseph Joseph chopping board set quite yet. But I have scratched that itch in a slightly different way. As you’ll now discover with my Joseph Joseph Dimple Ice Cream Scoop review.
As an ice cream addict, I’d survived without a dedicated scooping implement for a surprisingly long time. To be fair, Ben & Jerry’s or Haagen Dazs tubs are single servings anyway, aren’t they? But I had to admit it was time to rediscover things like portion control, and other brands of frozen desserts. So I started browsing for ice cream scoops, and found most were surprisingly expensive. Even supermarket own brands are around £6 or so, and it’s hard to find a cheap, basic wooden handle with a essentially a thick spoon on the end.
So the fact that the Joseph Joseph Dimple is £10 whether bought direct or via your normal retailer means you’re not really paying a premium.
So why buy it?
Well, it looks quite funky, like all the Joseph Joseph range.
The Dimple finish on the scoop claims to make it easier to actually release ice cream into a bowl
There’s the interesting drip catcher idea.
And finally, and probably best – it can stand upright on a flat base. No more trying to balance it on the edge of a bowl etc, or watching it roll towards the edge of the kitchen surface. And then onto the floor.
So did the reality live up to my expectations of a £10 ice cream scoop?
Joseph Joseph Dimple Ice Cream Scoop Review
First impressions are that it looks pretty cool. Although in hindsight, the two-tone Green colour is probably the more attractive one. The silicone handle is nice and comfy, and the Dimple is apparently BPA free. So that’s all good so far.
Does it release ice cream more easily? It makes a little difference to have the pockets all across the scoop to avoid creating a vacuum when carving out your favourite ice cream. It’s not going to mean nothing cold ever sticks due to the fact you’re handling something sticky and cold, but the old trick of hot running water will always also help.
And the flat base is as useful as I hoped. It’s so much easier to be able to stand the Joseph Joseph Dimple upright between serving up pudding. Especially if I’m going between more than one flavour to create something more fun or interesting. Or indeed serving lactose-free ice cream alternatives, as well as the traditional dairy-based treat.
When upright, the drip catching collar does work. The only flaw I’ve found is that it catches everything, but then obviously it all runs out as soon as you tilt the scoop again. Which is obviously down to liquid viscosity and gravity, so hard to solve with a relatively inexpensive piece of kitchenware. But you do need to carry the Joseph Joseph Dimple upright to somewhere and tip it over safely to remove drips if you don’t want the melted ice cream going back into the tub or on your kitchen counter.
Looking at reviews online, some people have mentioned the potential for corrosion. So far I’ve seen no sign of anything after a month or so. But I’d always say that it’s worth washing and drying anything you want to remain in good condition, as even expensive kitchen cutlery will corrode eventually if it’s always left damp.
So overall, my Joseph Joseph Dimple Ice Cream Scoop review is a recommendation for a stylish, practical, and improved way to serve your frozen delights with less mess.