These days, it seems not a week goes by when we don’t learn a new hack that would have made our lives easier had we only known sooner.
In today’s life lesson, we’ve been schooled by none other than Ben & Jerry’s, who have taught us that we’ve been incorrectly storing tubs of their ice cream.
Yes, apparently there’s an ideal way to put their ice cream tubs in the freezer, which will make it taste better for longer.
According to a post on their website, we should all try storing our ice cream upside down in the freezer.
The experts claim this trick helps prevent freezer burn, which causes food to become dehydrated.
They said: “Over time, ice evaporates. As the moisture leaves the ice cream and joins forces with moist ambient air, it refreezes on the ice cream’s surface, creating the tell-tale crystals that indicate freezer burn.
“Spare yourself from experiencing this culinary catastrophe: store your tub upside down somewhere deep in the freezer.”
If your ice cream does have freezer burn don’t panic, it’s still safe to eat – it would just taste fresher without it.
Ben & Jerry’s continue to say that you should “never” keep your ice cream in or near the freezer door to avoid warm air getting to it.
They add that another way to avoid freezer burn is to eat the entire tub in one go – we’ll certainly keep that in mind!
This isn’t the only interesting ice cream hack they’ve shared.
They also recommended that those who want to “avoid the problem of hard ice cream” should seal the tub in an airtight plastic bag before putting it in the freezer.
This trick, they claim, will give you “soft serve ice cream every time you want it”.
Genius! We’ll definitely be trying that one soon as well.
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