Ever seen a stump of an ice-cream pint?
A pint is a single serving. But sometimes, rationality gets the better of me and I decide that rationing is the way to go, just in case I get trapped under the rubble after an earthquake right next to the freezer. While efficiency dictates that I eat straight out of the container, the undulating topography of the frozen surface, an inevitable result from eager scraping and scooping, never fails to throw me into deep anxiety, because it is messy, unfinished, undone. I prefer the clean-cut look. So I often find myself sculpting the ice-cream with my spoon, ironing out the creaminess and transferring the surface irregularities to my mouth. Of course, it never looks perfect until you hit bottom. Yes, it is flat there.
So here's a new tack. Just chop the damn thing in half. Use a sharp knife, make a quick, clean cut as in Kosher slaughtering, divide and conquer. In one fell swoop, better storage aesthetics and multiple fell scoops are created. Saran wrap is advised to protect the exposed ice-cream.