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If You Love to Eat Ice Cream All Year Long, You’re Going to Want This Innovative $15 Find

published Nov 10, 2022
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If you’re anything like me, then you eat ice cream all year round, both homemade and store-bought. Whether you have your own ice cream storage or not, there are levels to enjoying frozen treats at home that take you from casually consuming cold sweets to being a dessert-eating professional. While I occasionally scoop ice cream into a bowl to eat, most of the time, I take the whole pint from the freezer to my sofa, only grabbing a spoon along the way. It’s cold, it’s melty, and the warmth of my hands around the container only speeds up the transition from creamy goodness to unappealing sludge. To combat that, I usually create a barrier between the two by propping the pint on a drip-friendly coaster, since it’s less wasteful than wrapping a paper towel around it. However, I recently stumbled upon a find on Amazon that would keep my hands dry and protect my ice cream so I can snack on it a bit longer. For those who can finish a pint in one or two sittings, this one’s for you: Sok It Ice Cream Pint Huggers.

These ice cream koozies upgrade your pints in a way you might not have considered before. Insulated sleeves for coffee cups are a must-have, so why not take a similar approach with frozen, yummy ice cream? The Ice Cream Pint Huggers are surprisingly stylish with a wide range of designs from terrazzo to tie-dye. They also come in two signature shapes: The tapered version fits best on standard pints (think: Ben & Jerry’s and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream), and there’s another that works great for Talenti pints.

The Ice Cream Pint Huggers have a non-slip grip and are made from thick, strongly stitched neoprene that maintains flexibility and durability. The huggers also capture condensation to keep tabletops, hands, and sofa arms dry if you happen to put the pint down for a second. Aside from allowing you to enjoy your ice cream longer, the pint huggers are conveniently hand-washable so you can reuse them over and over again.  “I really considered if this was going to be any better than other ones that cost less money and come two or three to the pack. I splurged and will say it’s pretty nice,” writes one Amazon shopper. “The inside layer is the nice reflective stuff you’ll see in soft coolers. It fits Blue Bell pints and other brands we had perfectly, and works well keeping the outside from melting fast. Seems like it’ll last, too.”

In addition to the Ice Cream Pint Huggers, Sok It makes a number of reusable and stylish sleeves for drinks that are often taken on-the-go, including the JavaSok for iced coffee and sodas, CanSok for canned beverages, and BotlSok for bottles up to 32 ounces, and HotSok for hot drinks. For coffee aficionados and ice cream lovers alike, these make for a great gift to yourself or someone you care about. In fact, I’m adding a few to my Amazon wishlist as we speak!