No Pints? The Best Container for Storing Ice Cream

published Aug 10, 2010
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Some of us looked long and hard to find the

perfect pint containers

The tip came from Serious Eats—it was #8 on a list of 10 tips for making homemade ice cream. Apparently, storing ice cream in shallow containers helps it keep its creamy consistency longer.

Read the list at Serious Eats.

I actually store my ice cream in shallow containers. Not because I’m that innovative but because I have a bunch of wide, round take-out containers that I re-use, and they happen to be about two inches deep. I find that scooping ice cream is easier (you have more surface area, and it seems to get softer faster), but I can’t really say whether or not the consistency is better than ice cream stored in a pint.

What do you think? Do gelato makers have the upper hand with their rectangular containers?


Sweet Bliss Containers: Small Batch Ice Cream Pints

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