Standard Portion Scoop Equivalents

portion scoop

Standard sized food scoops or ice cream scoops are used to serve specific-sized portions. Recipes for schools, restaurants and other commercial establishments refer to these standard scoops. The chart below shows the various scoop sizes and their equivalent measurements in terms of ounces.

Portion Scoop Size Variations

You should note that the scoop size may vary (by tenth's of an ounce) from brand to brand. 

Portion Scoop Size Chart

Size # Ounces
6 4 2/3
8 4oz
10 3 3/4
12 3
16 2 3/4
20 2 1/2
24 1 3/4
30 1 1/4
40 7/8
60 .54 oz (about 9/16 oz)
70 .47 oz (about 1/2 oz)

Where To Buy

Look for portion scoops in well-stocked kitchen shops or find them online.  They can also be found in restaurant supply stores.  We've listed some sources for your convenience.

Able Kitchen Supply - Restaurant and kitchen supplies

Chef's Tools - Retail kitchen supplies

Uses For Portion Scoops

Portion scoops are handy kitchen tools.  Use them for measuring out anything where you want to obtain a consistent size.

  • Cookie dough
  • Meatballs
  • Fruit balls
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Drop biscuits and batters

Barbara Bowman graduated with degree in Foods and Nutrition from San Jose State University. As CEO of she spends most waking hours writing, cooking, eating, gardening and traveling.