There are four things to keep in mind when storing ice cream:
- Keep the air out
You can use an airtight container.
- Prevent Flavors from Mixing
The smells of food in your freezer can mix with your ice cream and change the flavor. Unless you have a separate chest freezer, you will need to do something to keep those flavors out of your ice cream.
- Check the temperature of your freezer
You can store ice cream on the shelves of the freezer, not in the door.Ice cream is best stored at -11°F (-24°C).
- Keep the temperature consistent
Ice cream does not like changes in temperature.So,whether you are buying ice cream from the ice cream store or making it with an ice cream machine,you should avoid thawing and refreezing! Large ice crystals will form and the smooth, creamy texture will be destroyed.
To serve ice cream more easily, transfer the container from the freezer to the fridge ten to twenty minutes before serving.