TSUBAME Ice Cream Scoop

◆ thermal conductive aluminum ◆


The lightweight aluminum design takes advantage of thermal conductivity from your hand to make scooping even firm ice cream smoother. Made by TODAI, a trusted cutlery producer from Tsubame City in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.


Warming Ice Cream Scoop makes serving ice cream effortless and requires NO batteries or electricity.
Japan's first thermo-ring heated scooping edges; award winning design
Special coating in the scooping bowl keeps the ice cream from melting and when turned over ice cream just falls out of the scoop
Biodegradable liquid transfers heat from the handle
Fish bone fins in see-through handle is a functional work of art

It cuts into hard ice cream more cleanly smoothly than other normal spoons, thanks to its heat-conducting core, and its shape produces gorgeous scoops out of even the densest of desserts. This iteme is easy to clean and less likely to break than mechanical scoops, and its simple handle fits most palms comfortably.

Its simple design has been virtually unchanged since it was introduced 75 years ago. Buy this scoop, and you probably won’t ever need to get another (or, at least, not for a long time!).

The secret is the heat-conducting fluid in the handle that transfers the heat of your hand to the bowl of the scoop for easier scooping and releasing. The large round handle is easy to grip, which lets you make beautiful balls of ice cream with less effort. While it’s not dishwasher safe, we don’t think hand washing an ice cream scoop is that big of a deal.

The item isn’t dishwasher safe. It’s made of aluminum, which reacts to dishwashing detergent.
As long as you wash it by hand, you can expect it to last decades. 


(from Lemno spoon)
It is not an easy task to try to scoop out the rock hard frozen ice cream straight out of the freezer. The spoon they give you at the store seems too fragile and the regular spoon may hurt your hand. You may experience a psychic spoon bending! But you can’t wait till your ice cream becomes softer. The ice cream spoon from the 15.0% solves your frustration. The plump shape of the spoon fits right into your palm, making the whole palm, not just your fingertips, wrapped around it so when you dig into the rock hard ice cream, your hand will not hurt. The spoon is made of solid aluminum. With a high thermal conductivity of aluminum, the temperature of the hand holding the spoon will slowly melt the ice cream making it easier to scoop it out.
You no longer have to wait for your ice cream to get softer!


Each spoon is made of aluminum, a metal of high thermal conductivity, which causes the heat from your fingers on the handle of the spoon to transfer to the other end, helping to melt your ice cream for the perfect bite. It’s a unique solution to the age-old problem of rock-hard frozen treats, but it’ll cost you! A single spoon sells for 3,240 yen (US$31)! It’s a bit expensive considering you can buy an entire tub of ice cream for less than a third of that price.
15.0% also makes other products that are just as ingenious but no less expensive. Here’s the rest of the company’s entire line-up:


about thermal conductivity:


Ice cream just taken out from the freezer is frozen hard and difficult to eat. But, a spoon called “ice cream spoon” helps scoop the ice cream easily. An ice cream spoon is made of a material with high thermal conductivity. It conveys the heat of the hand holding the spoon to the ice cream and makes it easier to scoop the ice cream.

The material of ordinary spoons is stainless steel and its thermal conductivity is 16 to 27 W/(m∙K). On the other hand, ice cream spoons are often made of aluminum. The thermal conductivity of aluminum is approximately 237 W/(m∙K), which is nine to fifteen times as high as that of stainless steel. We can see that aluminum conveys heat extremely well.

In homogeneous solid metals, heat is transferred evenly in any directions. This characteristic is called isotropy. On the other hand, objects with layered structure may have a property that more heat is transferred to a certain direction. This characteristic is called anisotropy.

☆ Thermal Conductive Ice cream Scooper

A beautiful, artisanal tea canister made of high quality metal covered with hand-made Echizen-Washi paper. Traditional handcrafted Echizen-Washi paper produced by Yamatsugi-Seishijo from Fukui/Japan. The canister protects tea leaves perfectly from moisture and temperature fluctuations. An outstanding quality and design.

Capacity approx. 200 g tea leaves. Also suitable for storing coffee powder, -pads or black tea leaves. Packaging In the gift paper bag.


Wunderschöne, kunsthandwerklich hergestellte Teedose aus hochwertigem Metal mit handgeschöpftes Echizen-Washi papier bezogen.

Traditionellen handgefertigte Echizen-Washi papier von Yamatsugi-Seishijo aus Fukui/Japan. Die Teedose schützt offenen Tee hervorragend vor Feuchtigkeit und Temperaturschwankungen. Ein herausragender Qualität und Design.

Füllmenge für ca. 200 g Teeblätter. Auch zum Aufbewahren von Kaffeepulver, -pads oder Schwarzer Teeblätter geeignet. Im Geschenkpapiertüte. 


- color/Farbe................. silver/Silber  

- Size (approximate)/Maße (ca.)........... 180 mm x 43 mm x  17 mm

- weight (approximate)/ Gewicht (ca.)...  20 g 

- material/Material.............................. Alminnum (アルマイト加工)


Do not immerse in water hotter than 140 °F / 60 °C. Do not wash this item in the dishwasher.

Thermal Conductive Ice cream Scooper

32,80 €

◆ Made in Tsubame

『Made in TSUBAME』のロゴマークは、「燕」の漢字がモチーフになっている。

 The manufacturing industry is thriving in the cities of Tsubame and Sanjo, which are located in the middle of Niigata Prefecture.
Tsubame City in Niigata Prefecture is famous as a metal processing area.

Let me introduce you to Tsubame and Sanjo, two manufacturing cities located in the center of Niigata Prefecture, where some of the finest metal and tableware in the country is produced. Given their small populations and the fact they sit side by side, the area, just like its major train station, is referred to as Tsubame-Sanjo.

Tsubame in Niigata Prefecture is a small city of 80,000 people, but it produces some of Japan’s leading metalwork products. Today Tsubame has teamed up with the neighboring city of Sanjō to produce the Tsubame Sanjō brand of products, taking advantage of the area’s advanced techniques and skill. We visited knife maker Tōjirō and the Tsubame Industrial Materials Museum to learn how the local metalworking industry has developed.

While centered on the same history of craftsmanship, Tsubame nowadays is well-renowned for its Western style knives and kitchenware, while Sanjo has developed a reputation for its high quality work tools, and items for the hair and beauty industry.

The area's manufacturing history dates back some 400 years to the Edo Period starting with metal nails, venturing into samurai sword production, and now to some of the most sort after metal and kitchenware products in the country and around the world.

Tsubame-Sanjo Region
Tsubame-Sanjo is an area in the northern Japanese prefecture of Niigata. Known for the precision and skill of the craftspeople from its numerous small metalworking factories and workshops, it produces a huge variety of products including the majority of Japan’s cutlery. Known for developing ultrafine metal-polishing techniques, it is the only area in Japan to produce all the cutting tools, numbering over 60 different kinds, used in the creation of bonsai. The region produces specialized knives of all shapes and sizes for the preparation of squid or tuna, for opening oysters or crabs, or for cutting lettuce, carrots or garlic. For the domestic and international market, it produces machine parts, tools and metal housewares alongside finely crafted drinking vessels used for the region’s famous sake.

◆ about manufacturer

photo: Idea Sekikawa Co., Ltd.

The city of Tsubame in Japan 's snow country of Niigata is an area of traditional local industry that is the cornerstone of metal craftsmanship.


In this Tsubame city, Sekikawa Kouhan Co., Ltd. was established in 1985 as a metal manufacturing company. They have focused on self-manufacture from planning to manufacturing and sales, and continued to expand their business activity. In 2001, newly, a company Idea Sekikawa Co., Ltd. was founded by the mother company, who specialized for cunsumer metal products. They have been launched the successive wide variety of new steel products such as stainless straws and thermally conductive aluminum ice cream spoons(*).


Recently, due to the movement for non-plastic straws, their stainless straws have received particular attention and have been featured in Japanese TV shows and magazines.