The Aluminum Ice Cream Scoop has heat conductive fluid sealed within the handle. The Original Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop creates a bigger looking portion by eliminating compression, which gives you up to 20% more scoops of ice cream per gallon.
Designed for Right or Left Hand Use
Heat Conductive Fluid Inside Handle
No Springs to Replace, One-Piece Design
24 portions per gallon of ice cream (size 12)
Made in the USA - Since 1935
The Zeroll® Ice Cream Scoop is considered to be the first modern ice cream scoop. Its revolutionary design was the inspiration of Sherman Kelly of Toledo, Ohio. As the story goes, Kelly was vacationing in West Palm Beach, Florida, when he observed a young woman dipping ice cream. Noticing the blisters on her hand from the constant use of the disher in the hard ice cream, he thought to himself, “there must be a better way to serve ice cream.” Kelly resolved to find it. In 1933, Sherman Kelly developed the design for the Zeroll® Ice Cream Dipper and received a patent. The dipper was a non-mechanical ice cream scoop, made of cast aluminum, with fluid inside the handle. Its unique design transferred heat from the user’s hand, warming the fluid, which in turn defrosted the ice cream dipper. There was no longer a need to rinse the dipper in water between servings. A key advantage, in addition to having no breakable parts, was the ability to roll the ice cream into a ball instead of squeezing it, allowing the dispenser to get 10% - 20% more servings per gallon. This was one of its key selling points, especially in the middle of the Great Depression.
Sherman Kelly established The Zeroll Co. in his garage on Robinwood Avenue in Toledo, Ohio in 1935. His wife, Hazel, worked for him at a wage of fifty cents per hour. The Zeroll® Ice Cream Scoop was made to Kelly’s specifications by ALCOA, the Aluminum Company of America. Full-page ads were placed in “Colliers” and other nationally circulated magazines targeting soda fountains and ice cream parlors all over the country. The Zeroll® Ice Cream Scoop was priced at $2.25, available in five different sizes and came with a five-day, money back guarantee. Given all of its advantages, it is no wonder that the Zeroll® Ice Cream Scoop sold thousands in its first year of production alone.