Transporting Ice Cream
My mom's b-day is coming up and her favorite ice cream is no longer sold in our area and hasn't been in 15 years. I will be taking a car trip a week before her b-day to an area (three states away) where the ice cream can still be purchased. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get said ice cream from point A to point B over the course of two days w/o melting?
If it is from a stand that ships a lot they may have dry ice. I have taken Ted Drewe's frozen custard from St. Louis to Chicago in the summer with stops for outlet shopping. I used a styrofoam cooler and lined it with dry ice on all sides. If you have all the sides covered, resist the urge to open and check it. Also, Ice houses (suppliers) usually have dry ice to and will sell to the public. Good luck.
A good thick walled styro box with a tight fitting lid filled with freezer packs and dry ice should do the trick. You can find dry ice vendors at this site...
If you go this route you might want to locate places you can replenish the dry ice along the way if necessary.