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Old 07-19-2014, 03:44 PM
 
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How is it you have ice cream left over long enough after you open it to even worry about this?
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Old 07-19-2014, 04:48 PM
 
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Old ice cream tastes sandy....I only know this from tasting it in other places than my home. It doesn't last long enough in my freeze to expire!
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:51 PM
 
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A pint? About a half hour. If it's Ben and Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk, I don't even bother with a dish! That's why I don't buy it very often.

When I buy a larger quantity of some other brand/flavor, I usually cozy it up with waxed paper on the surface to help keep the crystal formation to a minimum.
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:33 PM
 
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How is it you have ice cream left over long enough after you open it to even worry about this?
I bought like 5 pints. I opened them up when I got home just to taste each one. I had flavors like Wiskey & Pecans, I was too curious.
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:24 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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This thread reminded me I ran out of ice cream last Sunday and then was away most of the week. I'll be starting to make a new batch shortly.
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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In our house Ice cream doesn't stay in the freezer long enough to expire or get freezer burn. Between the 2 of us a 1/2 gallon lasts 3 days LOL.
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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A pint is one serving in our house. If you are going to keep the ice cream for an extended time, just buy what the grocery has. Don't spend good money on Jeni's or any of the other high-end ice creameries.
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:17 PM
 
Location: North Liberty, IA
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Seems like a purely theoretical measure to me.

i'd recommmend eating a pint, within hours (or maybe days if you're proving a point) not weeks.

It doesn't have collectors value - I can't see trying to make it last any longer.

Seriously the big problem is frost free freezers, they are constantly going through thaw cycles that will ruin the texture and eventually the flavor of your ice cream. eat your peaches while they're fresh, and the same for your ice cream.
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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Buy Walmart ice cream sandwiches. They never melt so they probably never go bad either.

Why don't ice cream sandwiches melt anymore? - ABC15 Arizona
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:47 AM
 
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I don't worry about it expiring. Once I open a half gallon of ice cream it's gone within two days. In fact, the last time, I ate the entire half gallon in the same day. Thankfully I don't buy it that often.
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