The science behind smooth, creamy ice cream relies heavily on cooking the custard base to just the right temperature so the egg yolks thicken properly without overcooking. The Thermapen® is the perfect tool to ensure you hit the right temperature without any guesswork. It’s faster than a traditional thermometer, and that speed is necessary to prevent scrambled eggs and ruined custard. Plus, it doesn’t just take the guesswork out of ice cream making, but all of your protein-cooking and grilling tasks as well.
I love my Thermapen! I use it when cooking fish and meat, and when baking bread. It helps me cook things to just the right temp so they come out better. Yes, it's pricey, around $100. But it's worth it if you are a serious cook. Thermoworks has some less pricey options too.
Just amazing, truly instant read and i love that the display rotates itself so you can always read it no matter what angle you use it at. I've used mine nearly daily for a year and it's still on the original batteries.
More expensive than the knockoffs but totally worth it!
Being able to know immediately whether my cheesecake is done or my sugar has reached the soft ball stage or my chocolate is cool enough to use makes a big difference in the success of my baking projects. And the Thermapen is tough, reliable, quick, and accurate. I'm told it's great for checking whether meat is done too but since I don't cook I'll have to take that on faith.