Will Ice Cream Melt in the Fridge?


Hello Ice Cream lovers! Betty here from Betty’s Ice Cream, and today I’m addressing a common question: “Will ice cream melt in the fridge?”

The short answer is yes, ice cream will melt in the fridge. Let me explain why. Your typical fridge operates at temperatures between 1.7 and 3.3 degrees Celsius. While this is perfect for keeping your milk fresh and your vegetables crisp, it's not cold enough to maintain ice cream’s delightful, creamy consistency. Ice cream needs to be stored at much colder temperatures, specifically below -18 degrees Celsius, which is the standard setting for freezers.

Why is this so crucial? Ice cream is a delicate balance of fat, sugar, and water. At temperatures above -18 degrees Celsius, the water in the ice cream starts to melt, leading to a loss of structure and that smooth texture we all love. This results in a soupy, sticky mess rather than the firm, scoopable treat you’re expecting.

To ensure your ice cream stays perfect, always store it in the freezer. This will keep it at the right temperature and preserve its texture and flavour. If you’ve ever found your ice cream a bit too hard straight out of the freezer, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes. This makes it easier to scoop without compromising its quality.

In summary, your fridge is great for most things, but for ice cream, the freezer is the only place to be. Keep it cold, keep it delicious, and enjoy every scoop!

Keep scoopin',


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