Wanted: Plain Pint-Size Ice Cream Containers

Wanted: Plain Pint-Size Ice Cream Containers

It's Ice Cream Month here at The Kitchn and that means we're hitting the ice cream maker every few days. The freezer is filling up with assorted containers of ice cream, some blog-ready, some not.

It's chaos. I need to give some away but want to present it in something classier than an old piece of Tupperware.

Here's the challenge...

The challenge is to find plain paper ice cream containers, preferably pint-size, without any writing on them to pack my homemade ice cream into and store, or give to friends. You would think it would be easy, but it's not.

I've found a few sources for containers in bulk, but none with more reasonable minimum orders. I'd be willing to split a case of 50 or so with a friend, but that's my limit.

GelatoMarket.com has a pint container, but aside from its 250 minimum order ($95), there are holes on the top of the lid, which I thought defeated the purpose of sealing the container. It's not a pint of soup!

Stanpac General Store carries white paper ice cream pint containers (scroll to bottom right of screen), but the minimum quantity is 1000, at a price of $695. Ouch. While you're there, check out all their cool glass milk bottles.

IceCreamProducts.com whose name alone had me feeling optimistic, has unprinted paper pint containers in minimum order quantities of 20 or 25 (scroll down to item 5678), but the killer is that you can't buy fewer than 500 lids. What?!?

Any ideas?

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