Here’s How You Should Store Ice Cream

Storing ice cream
Photo by Dmytro Davydenko on Unsplash

During the summertime, there’s nothing better than cooling off with a few scoops of your favorite ice cream flavor. But have you ever went to scoop your ice cream only to notice that there were crunchy bits of ice coating the container? There’s actually a way to prevent freezer burn and the solution starts with where you store ice cream in the freezer. You should always store ice cream toward the back of the freezer and never in the side door, as that’s the warmest past. To keep your ice cream in the best possible shape here are some more tips to help you avoid freezer burn.

Ice Cream’s Surroundings

Dairy products absorb smells really easily, so if you have fish or other foods with strong odors in the freezer, keep them away from your ice cream.

Store Ice Cream Upside Down

Alright so this sounds a bit weird, but go ahead and try it. Before you put your ice cream back in the freezer, flip it upside down. Just make sure that the lid is on tight because you don’t want to open your freezer to find that your ice cream has spilled everywhere.

Cover Ice Cream With Parchment Paper

When you open your ice cream, the air that comes in contact with it causes the surface to refreeze which makes the ice particles appear. You can slow this process down by placing a piece of parchment paper on the surface of the ice cream to create a new seal.