Mr. Food: The Right Scoop

Did you know that it takes an average of 50 licks to polish off a single scoop of ice cream? But when we're faced with scooping a container of rock hard ice cream, which scoop is right for us? Well, we may want to stick to the tried and true classic-style scoops that today come in stainless steel or durable acrylic.

They're good, but we need a little elbow grease with these! Now we're all familiar with the spring-loaded scoops. They make not only ice cream scooping a cinch but they let us scoop up mashed potatoes or stuffing without sticking, and the mini ones are perfect for fancy dessert-making or doing double duty for melon or butter balls.

Then there are the heavy duty paddles, like the ones the ice cream parlors use to scoop from the giant containers or ones like these that are filled with a liquid that's similar to the way anti-freeze works. See, that'll let the heat from our hand warm the liquid and helps cut through hard ice cream like butter.

Some fancy schmancy ones are microwaveable or battery operated. The ones that are really going to catch our attention? Novelty ones, like one that looks like an ice cream man! Let's listen: Ice Cream!

Barnyard favorites aren't just a pretty face! One works on the same principle as scissors for no-fail scooping! But no matter which we scoop with, eating ice cream always ends with an "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!®"