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July 22, 2011 4:09 PM
How do you measure ice cream? Measuring cup?
July 22, 2011 4:13 PM
Yes, and usually a serving of ice cream is a 1/2 cup.
July 22, 2011 4:15 PM
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Yes, and usually a serving of ice cream is a 1/2 cup.


haha, I know.... I'm splurging and having 1 cup.... it's fat free and low-calorie.... I deserve it! :)
July 22, 2011 4:19 PM
One cup of ice cream equals exactly one cup of ice cream.
July 22, 2011 4:19 PM
Most standard ice cream scoops are 1/4 cup. I used to just get the biggest 'jethro bowl' I could find and fill it up but now (when there some in the house) I use a small tea cup for my ice cream.
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July 22, 2011 4:19 PM
not enough
July 22, 2011 4:19 PM
I've discovered that I can pack a lot into those cups though...I see how many grams per serving, then I convert grams to ounces and weigh it out. If you have a food scale I think this would be the best way.
Edited by JRRCLR On July 22, 2011 4:20 PM
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July 22, 2011 4:20 PM
Half a pint
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July 22, 2011 4:22 PM
I understand what you are saying. I usually go with a measuring cup. But I have often questioned if I should just measure out 8 oz on my food scale.
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July 22, 2011 4:24 PM
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I've discovered that I can pack a lot into those cups though...I see how many grams per serving, then I convert grams to ounces and weigh it out. If you have a food scale I think this would be the best way.


^^definitely this^^
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July 22, 2011 4:25 PM
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One cup of ice cream equals exactly one cup of ice cream.


Mr. Smarty-pants! lol
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July 22, 2011 4:32 PM
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I've discovered that I can pack a lot into those cups though...I see how many grams per serving, then I convert grams to ounces and weigh it out. If you have a food scale I think this would be the best way.


^^definitely this^^


I don't plan on "packing" it in.... I read that it doesn't equal out correctly if you weigh it... something about volume and IDK.... too much math for me! :)
July 22, 2011 4:34 PM
Oh ok I get what you were asking now. The weight of 1 cup of ice cream will vary depending on the type of ice cream and what's in it (for example, 1 cup of cookie dough ice cream will weigh more than 1 cup low fat vanilla ice cream). If they do give you the serving measurement in grams then you could weigh it out. But, the nutritional facts and serving size is usually specified by volume (cups) rather than weight....so if you were to use an estimate of what a cup of ice cream weighs on average, it will be just that, an estimate. So yeah, I think a measuring cup is fast and easy and accurate enough.
July 22, 2011 4:36 PM
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I understand what you are saying. I usually go with a measuring cup. But I have often questioned if I should just measure out 8 oz on my food scale.


Just make sure 8 oz is the proper conversion. The one I looked at says 1/2 cup is 70 grams which converts to about 2.47 oz...8 oz would be almost 2 cups...

And GOOGLE will automatically convert it for you...just type it in the search bar! :)
Edited by JRRCLR On July 22, 2011 4:38 PM
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July 22, 2011 4:44 PM
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One cup of ice cream equals exactly one cup of ice cream.


Are those metric cups?
July 22, 2011 4:47 PM
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I understand what you are saying. I usually go with a measuring cup. But I have often questioned if I should just measure out 8 oz on my food scale.


No, you shouldn't. 8 oz volume (a cup) does not mean 8 oz weight (half a pound).
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