Called The Midnight Scoop, it is designed to be held at the end of the curved handle, enabling the palm of the hand, with the wrist straight, to scoop ice cream by pushing it out.
It takes a little practice but the palm/elbow push motion is stronger, if not more efficient, than the wrist twist motion especially against hard ice cream. The inventor boasts that he spent countless midnights fiddling with countless redesigns and prototypes–hence the name.
It’s a very good tool, beautifully made, indestructible, but pricey at $35 at Amazon. It fits right in with all the gelato I’m making and writing about here these days.