Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Storing Ice Cream

Kids love ice cream! Adults as well... My 3-year old loves it sooo much, that we often store a few small cups in the ref to satisfy her craving, whenever she is on her 'ice mood'.

A few ice cream storage tips for you:
• Make sure your freezer is set between -5°F and 0°F.
• Store ice cream in the main part of the freezer, not on the door.
• Do not let ice cream to soften and re-freeze. This causes the ice crystals to melt and re-freeze, and can affect taste.
• Make sure the lid to the ice cream container is on tightly.
• Be sure to cover other foods in the freezer; the odor of uncovered foods can affect the ice cream.

I was once told that it's not good to eat a re-frozen ice cream, saying it attracts some kind of bacteria or something. Hmmm... that's pretty scary since we usually put it back in the freezer if not consumed. I will have to find that out, will get back to you on that.