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Ice Cream Scoop = Easy Portion Control




If you're watching your portion sizes of various foods at mealtimes, it can be tedious to use measuring cups. Here's a trick that's often used in cafeterias and professional kitchens: use an ice cream scoop with a retractable food release mechanism. They come in various sizes and make it easy to measure out a half cup serving or a tablespoon portion as long as you know how much the 'bowl' of the scoop contains (I've marked mine with permanent marker.) Quick, easy, and foolproof.

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Ice cream scoops are especially good for the home baker counting calories. Place batter into muffin cups or scoop cookie dough onto a baking sheet -- each serving will be uniform in size. Together, a scoop & the SparkRecipe calculator will help you measure and account for your homemade treats.

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  • good plan as what else can one do on a diet with an ice cream scoop. i have a drawer full of measuring cups so this ice cream scoop go in there thanks - by ROCKANDROLL7

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