About the product
This original spoon, named ‘AIHOI SPOON’, makes it easy to turn the texture of commercially available ice cream in cups into a soft-serve-like texture at home by simply mixing it. It is manufactured in Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture, known for its excellent cutlery.
Why mix it?
To begin with, what is the main difference between ice cream and soft serve?
It is the temperature. Ice cream is considered to be about -18°C, while soft serve is about -7°C.
However, raising the temperature of ice cream in a room does not make it soft serve. This is because only the outside of the ice cream will melt, leaving the centre hard. The role of the ‘AIHOI SPOON’ is to bring the temperature of the ice cream as a whole closer to -7 °C by mixing ice cream with uneven temperatures!
4 features of AIHOI SPOON!
Point 1: Shaped specifically for mixing and eating ice cream.
Point 2: Manufactured in Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture, a famous cutlery production area.
Point 3: Design rights have been granted in Japan!
Point 4: Daringly made of stainless steel with low thermal conductivity.
Point 1: Shaped specifically for mixing ice cream
It is possible to mix ice cream with a normal spoon. However, the holes in the spoon eliminate clumps of ice cream, resulting in ice cream with a texture closer to that of soft serves with less textural bias.
Another feature of this spoon is its straight shape when viewed from the side. Whereas ordinary spoons focus on ease of scooping, AIHOI SPOON focuses on ease of mixing. The flat tip also allows the bottom of the cup to be scooped cleanly.
Point 2: Manufactured in Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture, a renowned cutlery production area
Tsubame City in Niigata Prefecture boasts a 90% share of the domestic cutlery production market. AIHOI SPOON is manufactured at a factory in Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture, which is also recognised worldwide. We are confident in our quality!
Point 3: Design rights have been granted in Japan!
AIHOI SPOON has never been seen before and is recognised as a new form of spoon.
Point 4: Daringly made of stainless steel with low thermal conductivity
In recent years, many ice cream spoons have been launched in Japan. Most of them are made of aluminium. Aluminium has high thermal conductivity and allows you to eat ice cream while melting it at the temperature of your hand.
In contrast, AIHOI SPOON is made of stainless steel (18-8 stainless steel), with low thermal conductivity. The purpose of this is to bring the ice cream closer to the soft serve. As soft serve is hotter than ice cream, a metal spoon with a high thermal conductivity would quickly melt the ice cream, which is why it is made of stainless steel with low thermal conductivity.
How to use.
(1) Warm ice cream in a microwave (approximate time: 200W for 60 seconds for 150ml ice cream). Do not heat the spoon in the microwave.
(2) Mix the ice cream (a little tricky at first).
(3) When the ice cream is like soft serve, it is ready to serve!
*Taste the ice cream as it is when it's frozen, and mix it when it's naturally melted. This is also a great way to taste two different textures.
You can enjoy various flavours by making adjustments to the vanilla ice cream, such as adding chocolate sauce or cinnamon powder. A little bit of soy sauce is also delicious.
You can also use the soft serve you make to dip cookies, put on bread, or add the same amount of milk as the ice cream to make a shake, to name but a few arrangements.
We hope you enjoy various soft serves at home, using your favourite ice cream!
Material: All stainless steel (18-8 stainless steel)
Finish: Mirror finished.
Size: 135 mm (length) x 18.5 mm (width) x 2.0 mm (thickness) / 5.3 inches x 0.7 inches x 0.08 inches
About the maker
When the inventor of this product lived in Hokkaido, he was impressed by the soft serve he ate at a farm in Hokkaido. He wanted his family and friends living far away to enjoy such delicious soft serve, but it was difficult to deliver soft-serve ice cream (ice cream could be sent).
So he wanted a tool that would make it easy for people who can't get to Hokkaido to enjoy soft serve at home, and this spoon was born.
We hope that many people will be able to enjoy the soft serve texture with their favourite one that is readily available.
Risk and Challenge
*The design of the packaging may change in part during the development process.
*The schedule is currently being adjusted based on the number of successful projects, but if we receive more purchase applications than expected, the delivery may be delayed due to unavoidable circumstances in the manufacturing process or delivery operations.
*If there are any changes to the information on the page, we will inform you as soon as possible.
*This is a product that is expected to vary from person to person in terms of how it feels. Therefore, we do not accept returns or refunds regarding the feeling of use.
We do not accept returns or refunds for anything other than initial defects.
*If the number of purchases exceeds the expected number, the shipping time may be delayed due to manufacturing process reasons, etc.
*The schedule given in the text is only a schedule at the time of the project release. Due to the nature of pre-order sales, there is a risk of delivery delays.
*As a general rule, cancellations due to delivery delays are not possible, but if the return delivery exceeds two months from the scheduled delivery month, we will respond with a cancellation only if you wish to do so.
Finally, we will respond with all our hearts to please everyone who picks up "AIHOI SPOON", so we ask for your support.