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Ice Cream

How to Store Ice Cream

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Here are a few tips to help you store and scoop ice cream properly so you can enjoy every smooth, creamy bite!

  • Store ice cream on the shelves of the freezer, not in the door. Ice cream is best stored at
    -11°F (-24°C).
  • To serve ice cream more easily, transfer the container from the freezer to the fridge 10 to 20 minutes before serving.
  • Once you’ve opened the container, press a piece of plastic wrap or waxed paper directly on the surface of the ice cream before replacing the lid. Put it back in the freezer immediately after scooping.
  • For the best texture, store-bought ice cream that is stored in a home freezer should be eaten within a month of purchase. Homemade ice cream is best eaten within a day or two.
  • Dip the scoop in room temperature or warm water between every scoop; shake off the excess water before dipping the scoop in the ice cream.
  • Look for some of the fancy ice cream scoops with scrapers, buttons and plungers to make scooping even easier.
  • Avoid thawing and refreezing! Large ice crystals will form and the smooth, creamy texture will be destroyed.

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