How to store ice cream

There are four things to keep in mind when storing ice cream:

  1. Keep the air out
    You can use an airtight container.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.

how to store ice cream

Make banana ice cream without an ice cream machine

Many people like to eat bananas. Bananas are an excellent source of vitamin B-six and contain moderate amounts of vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber.

Do you like banana? Have you ever tried frozen-banana ice cream? Now let’s try to make banana ice cream without an ice cream machine.

  1. First of all, choose a ripe banana,it should be sweet and soft.
  2. Peel the banana and cut it into chunks, the size is up to you.
  3. Put the banana in an airtight container, you can use a freezer-safe glass bowl, or a freezer bag.
  4. Freeze the banana for at least two hours.
  5. Put the frozen banana chunks in a food processor.
  6. Keep blending, till a nice creamy mixture.

Now you can enjoy the banana ice cream, but it will be quite soft. You can also transfer it back into the airtight container and freeze it until solid, like traditional ice cream.

banana ice cream

The difference between hard and soft-serve ice cream

Ice cream is now divided into two types,one is hard ice cream,another is soft-serve ice cream.
Hard ice cream mainly be made in the ice cream plant, they are frozen and then sent to the store. There are two kinds of hard ice cream in general. One is stick ice cream , another is made by ice cream machine and then made into a ball shape.Soft-serve ice cream is softer than hard ice cream.  It tastes smooth and soft.

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hard and soft-serve ice cream

Simple flow chart for ice cream produce

How ice cream is made? A simple process for ice cream produce includes: Ice Cream Mixing Plant (HIST); Cooling Water Equipment; Ageing Tank; Ice Cream Continue freezer; Ice Lolly Material; Stick Ice Cream Machine; Ice Cream Packing Machine; Ice Cream Filling Machine; Rotary Ice Cream Filling Machine; Quick Freeze Tunnel; CIP System; Extrusion Ice Cream Machine.

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ice cream manufacturing plant layout

IML Brief Introduction

What’s IML?The IML, which has been finished printing and die cutting, is generally placed inside the open mold by Robot Arm. Then the label is fused into the surface of the plastic products, in the process of the product forming. The combination between the label & the plastic product is natural & it completely becomes a part of the plastic product & has a significantly better appearance, which appears “no label look” effect.