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Unread 04-17-2012, 10:25 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Default Food tip - Ice cream, single servings

If you are like me, who loves ice cream, and could eat the whole pint of Cherry Garcia in one sitting , and then feel guilty for days....., or don't want to wait till stone hard ice cream gets scoopable, you might want to portion it out for quick single servings.
To do so, use muffin tin, pop in your muffin papers, and serve out single scoops of ice cream into each cup before covering them with wrap and putting them in the freezer.
This trick hits an instant gratification spot when it's warm outside and some ice cream would hit the spot. When you want a scoop, just take a liner out of the tin, cover it back over, and put the ice cream into a bowl.
You can also use this tip for portion control of ice cream—when you only have six scoops in one container, it's easier to go and eat one scoop at a time, instead of serve a ton of ice cream out of a large container just because you've been waiting for it to get soft enough to scoop.

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Before baking, cover the muffin tin tightly with aluminum foil and cut slits in each hole. Then drop paper or foil liners into each hole—pressing the foil down with each liner, and fill with your favorite muffin batter. After removing the muffins, simply peel off the dirty foil.
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Unread 04-18-2012, 06:18 AM
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If you are like me, who loves ice cream, and could eat the whole pint of Cherry Garcia in one sitting , and then feel guilty for days....., or don't want to wait till stone hard ice cream gets scoopable, you might want to portion it out for quick single servings.
To do so, use muffin tin, pop in your muffin papers, and serve out single scoops of ice cream into each cup before covering them with wrap and putting them in the freezer.
This trick hits an instant gratification spot when it's warm outside and some ice cream would hit the spot. When you want a scoop, just take a liner out of the tin, cover it back over, and put the ice cream into a bowl.
You can also use this tip for portion control of ice cream—when you only have six scoops in one container, it's easier to go and eat one scoop at a time, instead of serve a ton of ice cream out of a large container just because you've been waiting for it to get soft enough to scoop.

Extra-extra
Muffin tin cleaning tip:
Before baking, cover the muffin tin tightly with aluminum foil and cut slits in each hole. Then drop paper or foil liners into each hole—pressing the foil down with each liner, and fill with your favorite muffin batter. After removing the muffins, simply peel off the dirty foil.
This is a great Idea. Thanks for sharing
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Unread 04-19-2012, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I see where you are coming from, but it takes up an awful lot of space in the freezer.

An alternative would be to cut the ice cream into slices with a sharp knife, wrap each slice in some suitable material, and restack them into the same shape as the original carton. When you take one out, it will be shaped like an ice cream sandwich or an eskimo pie.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 01:24 AM
 
Location: in here, out there
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I can't believe that anyone is going to do this. How about getting a label for the top and write: "Don't eat too much, fatty."

Then, just eat a couple of spoonfuls and put it back.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 01:49 AM
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Its about "grab & go". Great for kids too. No need to fight the stone hard ice cream in a big container.
Also portion control.
jtur88: you can pop them in a muffin paper and just wrap with a plastic wrap. Don't have to put the whole muffin tin into a freezer.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 02:20 AM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ South of the border~
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Great idea ..but I'd need another freezer. Ours is stuffed! I couldn't squeeze a golf ball in there.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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we have found the best way to enjoy our ice cream and not eat too much is to buy bars. They are just the perfect size, don't take up too much room and satisfy that need for just a little something after dinner.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 08:53 PM
 
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Portion control?

Ice cream?

Perish the thought.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 09:48 PM
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^^^ hey! Its for kids, so they don't eat ALL your favorite ice cream at once
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