Did you know that 87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given moment? If you are one of them, you most likely love ice cream all year long. While ice cream is the favorite dessert among many, it doesn’t last very long when exposed to warm temperatures, and the last thing any of us want to see in ice cream is freezer burn. So, if want to know the ideal way to store your ice cream, we are offering some of our favorite tips:
Although frozen food doesn’t have a high risk of going bad, you still want to avoid leaving ice cream in the freezer for too long. It still has an expiration date, so make sure you eat your favorite treat before that date comes around. Not to mention, you don’t want to allow your ice cream to melt and then refreeze repeatedly. When your ice cream melts, the ice crystals melt that creates that tasteless freezer burn.
When you store your ice cream, make sure you don’t put it in the freezer door because temperatures can change whenever the door is open and closed. Ideally, place your ice cream towards the back of the freezer. Plus, set your freezer temperature between -5°F and 0°F, so your pint stays cold.
After you’ve opened up your ice cream, place some plastic wrap or waxed paper right on the ice cream before placing the lid back on. Doing this will prevent any air from drying out the ice cream and forming ice crystals. You can also use a freezer bag for your ice cream pint to avoid any ice crystals on your ice cream.
If you have any uncovered foods or anything particularly odorous in your freezer, don’t put the ice cream right next to it. Your ice cream will absorb the flavor of foods next to it, so take caution where you put your ice cream.
After you have opened your ice cream, put it upside down in the freezer. The reason is any ice cream melted at the top of the container will be covered by the much colder portion of ice cream. Just make sure you have firmly secured the lid on top to avoid a mess on your hands the next time you grab the container.
With these steps, your ice cream is sure to taste as wonderful as when you first bought it. Is your freezer trouble keeping things cold? Contact us at Appliance Repair Services for top-rated, reliable service.