Smart Tip: How to Eliminate Ice Cream Freezer Burn

Smart Tip: How to Eliminate Ice Cream Freezer Burn

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Stephanie Barlow
Sep 25, 2012

Isn't it disappointing when you pull off the lid to your favorite Chunky Monkey and find a jagged covering of ice on top? It just never tastes the same after, right? Chow put together a video with two smart tips on avoiding the dreaded ice cream freezer burn. Read on to check them out!

Freezer burn is caused by air, specifically cold, dry freezer air, coming into contact with food. Think of vacuum sealed meals versus a plastic container half-filled with leftovers: the air trapped inside the container causes food to taste stale while the vacuum sealed food is protected from drying out. The same goes for ice cream. Protect the ice cream from air as you eat your way through a carton and you'll also safeguard against freezer burn. Yum!

Related: Food Science: What is Freezer Burn and How to Prevent It

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