Go buy one (or more) of these.
I bought it, originally, for scooping out cookie dough. It makes uniform sized cookies but also speeds up the whole cookie making process . . . because the cookie eating part of the process is the most important step.
But, I also use it for portioning out, neatly, muffin and cupcake batter.
And, tonight I used it for pancakes. I cannot believe it took me this long to figure out to use it for pancakes. It made perfect little pancakes and I could get 8 pancakes on the griddle at once. I've never made pancakes for supper so quickly.
I guess you could use it for ice cream too . . . if you weren't going to eat straight from the carton.