pricey ice cream, which I devoured while sitting in the car during our 14-hour journey homeward.
Indeed, single scoops of ice cream are offered at, well, Starbucks venti latte prices at ice cream boutiques, on the east coast anyway. Buffy's in Cape Cod (Chatham) costs around $4-5.00 for a scoop, and Millie's on Nantucket costs around $3.75.
Here's take on the controversy, which the NYT didn't address. Neither of these ice cream shops offers a child-size scoop, which would have been appropriately sized for my three (under 10) children. I'm happy to pay full price for a scoop for myself, but know that I'll end up wasting the (often homemade) ice cream if each child orders his or her own.
So, gentle ice cream boutiques, why not save yourself from wasting some of your pricey ice cream and sell child-size scoops? Or else I'll have to show up with extra cones or bowls of my own and divide up the ice cream right there among my brood.
**I do think that the Juice Bar, which makes utterly wonderful ice cream on the ACK harbour, offers a child-size cone. But I bought it on the way to catch the Cape-bound ferry and everything is therefore a blur.