As temperatures soar in the summer, we all head to the store for our favorite way to beat the heat—tubs and tubs of ice cream.
Wait a Sec—What’s Freezer Burn?
Ever re-open a tub of your favorite ice cream only to find a thin layer of ice on top? The ice crystals ruin the silky smooth texture and wash out the flavor, leaving your Peanut Butter Cup crunchy, icy and sort of icky. It’s still perfectly safe to eat, but it lacks creaminess, or as Ben & Jerry’s puts it, euphoria.
How to Stop Freezer Burn
It’s pretty easy—all you have to do is flip the pint!
After grabbing a couple scoops from a brand-new pint, put the lid back on and turn that pint upside down before refreezing. This lets all the partially melted ice cream drip onto the lid where it can’t blend with the still cold portion, leaving the rest of your tub full of creamy, dreamy deliciousness. Just make sure the lid is super tight before you do this.
If you’re wondering, this hack works on homemade ice cream, too.
Thanks to Amrita Thakkar of TasteofHome.com for this handy tip.