Few things can top watching an employee of an ice cream parlor scoop out globs of the frozen stuff for you on a steamy summer day — especially if the scoops are smooth in texture, with no icy bits. Scoopable ice cream should also feel silky-smooth on your tongue. That means under no circumstances should there be any icy crunchies or a crumbly texture.

Remember those “few things” we mentioned just a second ago? We’re going to go ahead and include making this super-scoopable ice cream at home as one of them. After all, people who bring homemade ice cream are the heroes of any human gathering. Watch the brief video below — courtesy of our friends at ChefSteps — to learn a simple trick (hint: refrigeration!) behind making the smoothest, most scoopable ice cream you’ve ever had, all from the comfort of your own home.