Ice cream is a dessert that lots of people love and enjoy. This cold and sweet milky treat is an ideal addition to any meal, and since it is quite easy to make, we often experiment and make ice cream at home.
However, with the homemade foodstuff, a question arises of how to stock it properly to avoid melting and spoilage Elisa Chan the nutrition expert shared with us these hints.
This is what we are going to clarify below.
How to Keep Ice Cream Longer
To tell the truth, both homemade and commercially manufactured ice cream must be stored the same way: frozen in a frosting camera.
However, this delicious dessert can become spoiled this is why we must consider several additional factors that might influence this yummy’s lifespan duration and thus quality:
1. Air must be kept out
When keeping this dessert at home, we must ensure that the tank is hermetic. Most plastic containers will get brittle under the impact of frost, so go for the one that is designed for freezer storage specifically.
Lidded plastic hermetic tanks will be the ideal option if they are frost-resistant. Also, we would advise covering the dessert with plastic wrap to prevent the creation of that hard icy crust.
Ice crystals will most likely lead to the ice cream texture ruination, and that’s not what you would like to have.
2. Flavors must not be mixed
We used to think that the frosting camera is completely isolated from the rest of the fridge but this is not like that. In fact, strong odors from the pungent foods can easily get up and sneak into the freezer!
If you stock ice cream there, there is a high risk of it getting smelly. So either transfer it to the chest freezer if you have one, or place an open box of baking soda both into the frosting camera and into the fridge.
This powder will soak up the odors and protect your creamy yummy from smelling like garlic.
3. Double-check the temperature
Ice cream will not melt or spoil if it is stored at the proper conditions meaning the temperature must be stable in the frosting camera. The ideal option is when the dessert is stored below zero degrees, let’s say, at -10 F.
To be sure the conditions are proper, attach the special thermometer to the frosting camera to be able to check it regularly.
4. Keep it consistent
If ice cream freezes and melts repeatedly, it will develop hat unpleasant grainy texture that will ruin the dessert. To escape that scenario, always stock this yummy frozen! And be sure you don’t make the following mistakes:
- Don’t leave it in the freezer door since everything that’s kept there undergoes the most temperature change every time the door is opened.
- Place the batch of ice cream at the farthest corner of the frosting camera. The cold is the most stable there.
- Do not leave the door of the frosting camera open for a long time. If you need to take something out of there, first decide what exactly you need and then reach for the foodstuff. It is better than standing in front of the open frosting camera and staring inside whilst the warmth is getting in causing the content melt.
- Never leave warm items in the frosting camera since they will disbalance the temperature there.
Thanks to these tips, it will be possible to keep the dessert safe from any spoilage-causing factors.
How Long Will Ice Cream Last?
This milky dessert is pretty durable stuff: if stored correctly, it can effortlessly stay edible for two or even three months past the date printed on the tank!
Of course, such a long lifespan is only possible if the foodstuff is stocked under the ideal conditions.
Ice cream is a rather delicate thing and it reacts to the smallest temperature fluctuations, not in the best way, so the crucial factor is to keep it cooled properly.
If that is achieved, you can be sure that the sweet treat will stay consumable for its longest.
With these simple tricks, you will be able to keep any ice cream to its longest in your home frosting camera saving its taste and aroma.
This dessert can be pretty long-lasting if we do our best when stocking it, so following such rules is definitely worth doing!
About The Author:
Elisa Chan is a passionate cooker because of her education she loves to make healthy and delicious dishes. She is happy to share with us her proper freezing and storing tips to keep all the nutrients. Currently working on easy to implement storing food guide.