- Types of Ice Cream
- The History of Ice Cream
- How Ice Cream is Made
- How to Store Ice Cream
- Ice Cream Tips & Tricks
- Ice Cream Facts & Fallacies
- Ice Cream Glossary
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.