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Here's What To Do When Your Ice Cream Is Too Hard

This genius life-hack means you will NEVER AGAIN have to wait around like a chump while your quart of cookies-and-cream softens up.

As a living human, chances are you've known the soul-crushing pain of taking a quart of delicious ice cream out of the freezer and then realizing that's it TOO HARD TO EAT.

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What, you really expect me to wait around for 20 minutes while it thaws out? What do I look like, some kind of saint with INFINITE PATIENCE?

But! Great news! The brilliant minds over at America's Test Kitchen have devised a method to circumvent this serious problem.

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First, run a sharp knife under hot water to heat it up.

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Now, slice your ice cream cross-wise...

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...and length-wise.

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You can reheat the knife if it gets too hard to slice.

Next, heat up your ice cream scoop the same way.

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And scoop right into your handy-dandy sections.

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Now pile those scoops high...

...and dig in!

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