Tovolo Glide-A-Scoop Insulated Non-Slip Ice Cream Container

Last updated date: August 5, 2020

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Tovolo Glide-A-Scoop Insulated Non-Slip Ice Cream Container

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Overall Take

Prevent freezer burn by storing your creamy dessert in this ice cream container. It's BPA-free and made using a double wall and an airtight lid. The base of the unit is non-slip, so it won't slide on the counter when you're trying to scoop ice cream out of it. In our analysis of 20 expert reviews, the Tovolo Tovolo Glide-A-Scoop Ice Cream Container placed 3rd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
2 expert reviews
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1,308 user reviews
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What experts liked
The ice cream stays a perfect texture in this container. It is soft and creamy with no ice build up. The long, narrow shape makes it a swoop and scoop style. I loved this so much that I bought several more for different flavors!
- Williams Sonoma
What experts didn't like
I bought this item a few months ago, and I have used it literally 3 times. The third time I washed it water got into the insulated area, and now it will not dry. The product is not sealed well. I washed by hand and did not submerge in water.
- Williams Sonoma

From The Manufacturer

Finally, an Ice Cream Tub that neatly stores 1.5 quarts of homemade ice cream, gelato, and sorbet! The Tovolo Glide-a-Scoop Ice Cream Tub has a non-slip base that steadies the container while you effortlessly scoop along the slender tub, allowing for the perfect scoop each time. This insulated ice cream tub is designed to fit into any tightly packed freezer or freezer door. It is BPA-free and hand-washable only.

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An Overview On Ice Cream Containers

Space can be at a premium in some freezers, making a half-gallon of ice cream a tight squeeze. Further complicating matters is the fact that manufacturer ice cream containers are hardly well insulated, which means that unless your household goes through a half-gallon quickly, freezer burn is a real risk. At the very least, your ice cream won’t taste as fresh after you’ve opened it and stored it.

Ice cream containers provide a great alternative to traditional paper-based ice cream boxes and canisters. You’ll get a well-insulated build with a tight-sealing lid to keep air out and protect your ice cream from freezer burn. But there are also pint-sized paper-based containers that sell in bulk quantities for distributing ice cream as gifts. If you’re having a party or just want portion control, a paper-based container can be a great way to go.

Whether made from paper or insulated plastic, though, ice cream containers can go beyond storing ice cream. This is especially true of smaller ones that can be used for storing soup or snacks. If you’re just looking for a container to replace your half gallons of ice cream, though, go with a larger one that has plenty of space for sliding in an ice cream scoop.

DWYM Fun Fact

It may be hard to believe now, but at one time, there were only three flavors of ice cream available to consumers: chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. In the 1920s, Rocky Road became the fourth flavor and opened the imaginations of ice cream manufacturers everywhere. In the 1940s, Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins came up with the idea of opening an ice cream shop that offered a whopping 31 flavors of ice cream. Baskin-Robbins’ original 31 flavors included cherry macaroon, chocolate mint, peppermint stick, vanilla burnt almond and, of course, Rocky Road. Today, it seems a new ice cream flavor is being invented every week, along with ice cream shops that let you choose the candies and fruits that will be mixed in with the plain ice cream you prefer.

The Ice Cream Container Buying Guide

  • One of the biggest differentiating factors between ice cream containers is capacity. You’ll get containers that can hold one quart or six ounces. The larger quart size is for transferring half-gallon ice cream container contents, but those products actually contain 1.5 quarts of ice cream. That means you may need to split your ice cream between two containers unless you transfer it after you’ve enjoyed a bowl or two.
  • Look at the build of the ice cream container you’re buying. Some containers have thin, narrow designs that will fit right in the door of your freezer, while others have stackable lids that make it easy to pile them in the corner.
  • Some ice cream canisters have a panel that allows you to write in ink what’s inside. You could use this to label the contents and even add in the date it was put in the freezer.
  • Since you’ll be storing your ice cream containers in the freezer, you’ll likely find they’re all freezer-safe. But some are also dishwasher and microwave safe. If this is important to you, look for that in the containers you choose.
  • Ice cream containers aren’t just for ice cream. They not only extend to gelato and sorbet, but you can also use them for items like baby food, soup, snacks and more. This is especially relevant if you’re buying pint-size containers that can easily be slipped inside your tote bag when you leave the house.