Makes sense, provided the frozen product is limber enough, as these housemade ices certainly are. Spatulating the ice encourages even a penny-wise server to apply it generously, like a mason preparing to set a brick; the impression on the customer is of old-time craft and full value for money.
At the streetside serving window, Court Pastry will mix its fine flavors even in a small cup ($2). Shown: above, a half-measure of the almond-flecked "custard" flavor, called "cremolata" by some, atop pistachio; below, a straight shot of lemon.
Court Pastry Shop
298 Court St. (Degraw-Douglass Sts.), Cobble Hill, Brooklyn