Using Dry Ice to Maintain Your Ice Cream Frozen in a Cooler
Have you ever tried to keep ice cream frozen in a cooler and later discovered that it’s melted? Ice cream is created to have a melting point lower than water, so it will melt faster than your ice does. However, it’s possible to extend how long your ice cream stays frozen by using dry ice.
How Come I Can’t Maintain Ice Cream Frozen in a Cooler?
Ice cream was designed to have a lower melting point than water. When ice cream is kept in a freezer at 0 degrees, it remains smooth and easy to serve and consume. The ice cream doesn’t wholly convert into hard ice. On the other hand, the temperature will stay below 32 degrees when you put ice cream in a cooler with regular ice. But nowhere close to 0 degrees that ice cream was originally made to be stored.
How Do I Use Dry Ice to Keep Ice Cream Frozen?
The best way to maintain ice cream frozen in a cooler is with dry ice. Dry ice is icier than regular ice so that it can convert your ice cream into a rock and is unable to serve others. Here are the steps to keep your ice cream frozen at an ideal temperature with dry ice:
Handle with safety and cover the dry ice in a newspaper or a towel. These materials will safeguard your ice cream from the freezing power of the dry ice. Then, place the dry ice either on the bottom or top of your cooler based on how long you want to prolong the dry ice. You can put the dry ice on top of the ice cream in your cooler. This way provides even additional cooling for your ice cream. It’s also functional if you have several buckets of ice cream that you can keep frozen. Lastly, you might need to make the necessary adjustments depending on how frozen your ice cream is. Move the ice cream near the dry ice if it’s slightly melting, or move it further away from the dry ice if it becomes too frozen.
One last tip: you mustn’t consume any pieces of dry ice!
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