One good thing about impossibly hot summer weather? It's the perfect excuse to keep a container (or two, or three) of homemade ice cream in your freezer. But what's the best way to store all those batches? Here are three reusable ice cream storage containers that'll do the trick.
Tovolo Ice Cream Storage Tub, $19.95 from Williams-Sonoma, also shown above the jump: With its long, slender design, Tovolo's ice cream container fits neatly in the freezer and makes scooping a breeze. Made of double-wall construction BPA-free polypropylene. 6-cup capacity.
Zak Designs Ice Cream Tub, $14 from Amazon: Prefer to store your ice cream in pints? Zak's polypropylene pints have a spoon imprint on the lid and come in five punchy colors.
ICI Ice Cream Storage Container, $8.95 from Sur la Table: ICI's quart size insulated containers have tight-fitting silicone lids, cute labels, and come in three colors.
Want to Share Your Ice Cream?
If you're looking for plain paper containers, we're fans of Sweet Bliss. You can buy 25 pint containers for around $16 — perfect if you plan to give some of that ice cream away!
As for less specialized options, any storage box or loaf pan with a tight-fitting lid will do well for storing ice cream until you're ready to eat it. Make sure you follow our best practices for keeping your ice cream fresh, too.
How do you store your homemade ice cream?
(Image credits: Williams-Sonoma; Tovolo; Zak; ICI)