Over the weekend I came up with the idea of trying a restaurant supply store. I hit the jackpot. They had ladles almost as big as my child. I think I found her the perfect one (pictured on the left next to a normal ladle.) The bowl holds eight ounces and the handle is long enough to hit the bottom of the deepest pots.
We'll see her in Texas for a wedding next week. I am packing it now so I won't forget to bring it for her.