BICO would like to provide consumers with some tips for the handling and storage of ice cream and other frozen desserts, to ensure that they can enjoy this lovely treat to the fullest.
Like any other dairy item ice cream is perishable and should therefore be handled carefully, when ice cream is subjected to temperatures above 10ºF it will show signs of change in body, texture and flavour. Ice cream will always be affect negatively with improper handling and storage.
are some tips for getting the most from your ice cream:
• Make the grocery shop or ice cream retailer the last stop on your shopping trip, then, go straight home. This will ensure that your ice cream does not sit in a warm car whilst you make additional stops.
• Ice cream will be fully frozen and should feel hard when touched. If the product is soft you may wish to bring it to the attention of the store Manager.
• In an open top freezer always select product from below the freezer line.
• Insulate your ice cream for the trip home where possible, brown paper shopping bags are better than plastic for this purpose. Your child’s insulated lunch bag or box would be a good choice as well.
• Store ice cream in the main part of the freezer, never on the door, it will be subjected to fewer temperature fluctuations as the door is opened and closed.
• Keep the ice cream container tightly closed in the freezer. Ice cream can easily pick up odours from other foods and this can affect the flavour.
• Don’t allow ice cream to repeatedly soften and re-freeze, this leads to the formation of large ice crystals and will result in icy texture.
By following these suggestions you can ensure that your ice cream will reach you in the same delicious condition as it left Bico…..ENJOY!!!