How to Store Ice Cream
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
- 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.