If you’ve had ice cream cake for a birthday party or other special occasion, then you probably realize why someone would want to save any leftovers. This frozen dessert is perfect for a special occasion or just for a personal treat. Here are some tips for storing your ice cream cake in the freezer and knowing what ingredients and equipment work best for this.
General guidelines for storing ice cream cake in the freezer
As a general guideline, any leftover ice cream cake can be stored in the freezer and consumed within seven days. Put leftovers away as soon as possible and store them in an airtight container, such as a plastic freezer container. Avoid glass containers, since they will cause the this dessert to freeze slower, increasing the potential for freezer burn. Depending on the shape and size of your cake pieces, you could store them in plastic freezer wrap and put them in a zip top bag. Either of these methods will protect your leftover ice cream cake better than leaving it in the box.
The seven day guideline is appropriate for most home freezers and will help ensure your ice cream cake stays fresh until it has been completely eaten. Eventually, ice crystals can form on the ice cream cake causing freezer burn. While this dessert is usually still safe to eat, it will have a very unpleasant flavor and probably will look unappetizing, too.
Know your ice cream cake ingredients and freezer equipment
It is possible to keep ice cream cake in the freezer for longer than seven days, but its freshness depend on a few things. The longer you keep the dessert in the freezer, the more likely it will be to change in taste or texture. If your ice cream cake does not contain any cream cheese, whipped cream, eggs, or buttercream frosting or filling, it may keep for up to two months. These ingredients tend to separate and require remixing after freezing or change texture when frozen and thawed.
How long your ice cream cake will keep also depends on how good your freezer is. A high quality appliance with a good seal and consistent temperature that is low enough will keep your ice cream cake fresh for longer. Frequent or sizeable temperature changes cause freezer burn. To prevent freezer burn, store your dessert in the back of the freezer where the temperature is colder and more consistent. Placing the treat in the back will keep it away from any warm air that gets in when the freezer door is opened.
With the proper storage methods, your leftover ice cream cake can be safely stored in the freezer for you to enjoy later. If you would like more information about ice cream cakes or any other premium ice cream products, contact KaleidoScoops today! Give us a call at (877) 426-8488 or send us an email by clicking on Contact Us. Interested in owning your own ice cream shop? Get The Scoop about our company and becoming a KaleidoScoops co-op owner.