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An Easy Hack for Keeping Ice Cream Soft and Scoopable
Twenty20

We’re always in the mood for ice cream, but sometimes we’re really in the mood for ice cream. Like, we will jump through fiery hoops to get our hands on a scoop or three. One such hoop is that thing when ice cream comes out of the freezer rock solid. Luckily, this simple trick keeps our frozen treats from requiring a warm-up. Here’s what you do.

What you need: A container of ice cream (pint, quart, gallon--we won’t judge) and a Ziploc bag.

What you do: Before putting ice cream into the freezer, place the container in the bag, press all the air out and seal it shut. Now it’s ready to be scooped whenever a craving strikes.

Why it works: The idea is that the plastic bag prevents the air surrounding the container from getting too cold.

But honestly, we don’t care why it works so long as it works.

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