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Hula Hoe Ice Cream Scoop

Back-and-forth does the job
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Digging deep into a big ice cream container hands get covered with goo: short handled scoops are needed for leverage. A miniature 'Hula Hoe' has a fore-and-aft digging motion. That and a long enough handle would do the job neatly and quickly. The hoe would only be used to scoop from container to bowl; it'd be a little awkward to stick in in one's pie hole.. ;-)
Steamboat, Jun 12 2015

For those of you not familiar with the tool http://www.google.ca/search?q=hula%20hoe
[FlyingToaster, Jun 12 2015]

Perhaps an alternative? Food_20Shovel
Built for scooping, this tool is. [Vernon, Jun 12 2015]


       I find that the scoops are much too large for my mouth. A sharp hoe would probably not be friendly to my tongue, either.   

       But just raking the ice cream out makes me sad in that it risks breaking up the large chunks of chocolate.   

       Alternative solution: cut off the container entirely from the ice cream.
RayfordSteele, Jun 12 2015

       Not quite what I expected from the title.
FlyingToaster, Jun 12 2015

blissmiss, Jun 12 2015

       This is rather like that odd and, I think, dangerous cheese scraper thingy. I believe it would work, actually. It may require some testing and various modifications to make it work in hard ice cream. But, I really do like this idea. I'll build one and see how it works.
Altoidian, Jun 18 2015

       //I'll build one and see how it works.// It's that kind of thinking that produced Milton Keynes.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 19 2015

       I thought this was going to be a former prostitute wearing a grass skirt that lives in your kitchen, there only to scoop your ice cream?
vfrackis, Jun 25 2015

       I thought this was going to be a breaking news story about a Hawaiian dancer digging into ice cream with a gardening tool
hippo, Jun 25 2015

       I thought that this was an elaborate mechanism that you use to catch a cheating girlfriend by constricting her with a stack of hula hoops long enough to trigger and dump a bucket of ice cream(flavor that she hates)on her head while automatically releasing a press release about her transgression on an international newswire.
vfrackis, Jun 25 2015


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