The first ice cream scoop, or “mold and disher,” dates back to 1897. The design has remained largely unchanged for over a century. One modification was the Belle-V, which used aluminum’s thermal conductivity to transmit the warmth of a hand to the ice cream. Unlike the Midnight Scoop, the Belle-V is not symmetrical and must be ordered as a right- or left-hand version.  The World's First Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop? by Alexander George