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homemade ice cream storage problem

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areed1 Mar 16, 2012 06:15 PM

I have been on an ice cream making kick, so I thought it would be cool to buy some of my own pint sized freezer containers. Problem is, when I put the ice cream in the containers straight from the mixer to harden, all the toppings sink to the bottom of the container. I made a really delicious version of cherry garcia, but all the chocolate chunks sunk! Any ideas how to avoid this? The texture seemed fine when it came out of the mixer. Thanks!

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  1. TeRReT RE: areed1 Mar 16, 2012 07:17 PM

    This didn't happen with other containers?

    try keeping the empty containers in the freezer, keep the paddle in the freezer, keep everything cold through the entire process and that might help. Or you may need to split it between two containers to help them freeze faster, and then transfer to one container after.

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      areed1 RE: TeRReT Mar 17, 2012 07:16 AM

      I hadn't noticed with other containers. Then again, I was using a long shallow tupperware before, so there wasn't much sinking to do. I'll try transferring it.

    2. babette feasts RE: areed1 Mar 16, 2012 07:31 PM

      Use smaller chunks? Is your ice cream is the texture of soft serve when you pack it away? Are your inclusions cold or frozen so they don't warm the base?

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