Have ice cream — will scoop. But with what? The king of all ice cream scoops, according to many, many cooks, is the classic Zeroll scoop.
We've recommended this scoop several times and we stick by it.
This scoop was designed by Sherman L. Kelly in the 1930s. He designed the scoop out of aluminum, with a pleasingly ergonomic form. But that wasn't its only trick:
Kelly’s design improved ergonomics, but had another benefit as well: because the scoop melted through the ice cream, it did not compact it. This enabled shop owners to gain 10 to 20 percent more servings out of a tub – a useful advantage during the economic depression of the time.
That's a quote from a fascinating piece about the development of this ice cream scoop. You can read more about the history of the scoop and the inventor here:
- Read more: A taxonomy of Sherman L Kelly style ice cream scoops by Guy Keulemans
Do you have one of these ice cream scoops? What do you think of it?