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Sep 16, 2010 08:44 PM

Ice Cream Storage Needed

I know that it is getting colder, but during the summer I got back into making ice cream and now can't stop.

Anyhow, I bought one of those Zak colored ice cream tubs and though they are fine, I can't say I care for them that much. The cover can be really difficult to take off and the 'spoon' design on the cover makes it less stackable.

Here is what I have:

I would love to find some other alternatives to this tub. I've been looking for vintage insulated aluminum ones on eBay and etsy with not much luck. I know I can use old yogurt containers, but I'd rather not go that route. They can break easily after freezing and don't look that great if you give some as a gift or bring to a party.

Does anyone know of a good ice cream container?


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  1. I kinda went thru the same search earlier this summer after cracking a few plastic containers. I ended up with a 7cup freezer safe tempered glass with "air tight" lid. probably any brand will do. i pre-freeze the container and it stays cold enough while i'm loading the ice cream in. if you end up storing ice cream for more than a few days, drop a sheet of heavy duty plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the ice cream to keep the air off.

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    1. re: redbeanbun

      That sounds like a good option. I also searched around and found paper containers in the event I want to take the ice cream on the road.

      Sweet Bliss sells them. I would rather something I can use over and over again, but they would definitely serve a purpose.

        1. re: cutipie721

          I've been looking at Frigoverre containers.

          This set looks interesting with a 39 oz and 44 oz container.

          And also round one at this link is smaller (27.5 oz), but might be nice to have several smaller ones too.

      1. I found great wide, shallow (but narrow) Rubbermaid containers for $5 each at my pharmacy (link below--don't know why it's so expensive).

        I like these because they're pretty easy to scoop from, they stack great, and they don't take up much freezer space. The extra exposed surface area means the ice cream warms up faster, which for homemade ice cream is often a good thing.

        1. Years ago, I bought a rectangular container at a Tupperware party that is meant to hold (and seal) one of those ice cream boxes that cheaper ice cream comes in.
          I rarely buy the boxed ice cream, but I use that container exclusively for home made ice cream. It seals well, is sturdy and heavy, and holds one ice-cream-maker tub's worth of ice cream.
          I don't know if Tupperware still makes them, and have never looked for a replacement because this one is still as good as new! (Fortunately I bought it in beige - and not the horrendous orange that was in fashion in those days!)

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          1. re: jmcarthur8

            I've often wondered if those muddy dull colors that were so popular back then - Avocado Green, Harvest Gold, what was that hideous orange called? It LOOKED like Burnt Orange.

            Anyway. I've often wondered if they weren't some kind of Establishment (over)reaction to the psychedelic colors. Neons, one and all. LOL!

            You know they're coming back. You KNOW they are! Only now they're called Olive, Dijon, and Terracotta.

            DUN DUN DUN!!!!!


            *proud lava lamp owner since 1977
            *not to mention my Bean Bag

            1. re: jmcarthur8

              I have one of the Tupperware ice cream box holders, too - and I found it to be perfect for storing home made ice cream. I don't think they make them anymore. For awhile, they were making round ice cream tubs, too, but I think those are obsolete also.

              1. re: jeanmarieok

                OMG, Tupperware's gotten expensive! The spice shakers are like $4 apiece now!

                Kinda sorry I gave mine to my son, LOL!

                1. re: jeanmarieok

                  I took a look on eBay, and believe it or not, there are a couple of those Tupperware ice cream containers for sale. Cheap, too.

                  Zen, you're scarin' me....(cause it's TRUE!) And I have to admit, I still have (and use occasionally) a Tupperware marinating container in that Burnt Orange color.

              2. I use glass frigovere containers that I purchased from Crate and Barrel. When I make one batch of ice cream in my Cuisinart ice cream maker, it fits two of these containers perfectly. I love them! Please see the following link:


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                1. re: CookingwithMochi

                  I love that Frigovere stuff. And hey, Tupperware won the Red Dot Design Team award for 2009. This ain't your mother's tupperware.