Real Simple magazine's blog points out this quick tip: a standard ice cream scoop is almost exactly one quarter of a cup. The next time you find your measuring cups are dirty or missing when you need them, make double duty of your ice cream scoop. [Real Simple]
Use An Ice Cream Scoop As A Measuring Cup
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