How do you prevent freezer burn on ice cream?

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lorigoldsby May 10, 2011
"Mother" with Albert Brooks
 
lorigoldsby May 10, 2011
Does anyone remember the movie with Debbie Reynolds where she pulls out the ice cream from the freezer and it has 2 inches of ice and she says "oh that's just a protective layer!"
 
vvvanessa May 9, 2011
as someone who takes days or even weeks to polish off a pint of ice cream (i know, i know-- i'm publicly disgracing myself), i use a piece of wax paper and press it onto the ice cream. it works wonders, and i find that it peels off more easily than plastic wrap does.
 
Slow C. May 9, 2011
Also, when scooping, go deep rather than taking thin layers from the top. This minimizes surface exposure thereby reducing freezer burn.
 
betteirene May 9, 2011
The photo in the link from Kristen shows a layer of plastic wrap pressed directly onto the surface of the ice cream, which is what I was going to suggest, along with keeping it at the bottom against the back wall of your freezer.

I, however, haven't had to resort to those tricks. With the kids grown, I no longer have to buy and store cost-effective family-sized packages of anything; now, I purchase smaller containers, and I make sure to polish off the contents in one sitting.

Good call, Syronai. : )
 
Kristen M. May 9, 2011
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plevee May 9, 2011
Eat it quickly.
 
beyondcelery May 9, 2011
Side note: slight freezer burn on your ice cream won't matter a tick if you're melting it into hot buttered rum.
 
beyondcelery May 9, 2011
Side note: slight freezer burn on your ice cream won't matter a tick if you're melting it into hot buttered rum.
 
Kristen M. May 9, 2011
Here's some background on what causes freezer burn and tips on avoiding it: http://www.taste.com.au/how+to/articles/105/avoid+freezer+burn
 
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