How long does ice cream last in the freezer?

Last Updated on December 16, 2020 by CHANDRAMANI

Ice cream can last for over 2 months in the freezer if it is kept in proper conditions. The shelf life also depends on how it was made and stored. According to the United States Standard for ice cream, Ice cream should contain not less than 20 percent total milk solids and should not constitute not less than 10 percent milkfat.

How long does ice cream last in the freezer?

Icecream lasts for about 2-3 months if stored in an airtight container and frozen properly. However, it varies as per the different processes of making it and storing it. Although it can vary and you should look out for use by date information on the pack.

You should use a freezer to store it to increase its shelf life, check out the best mini freezer for storing ice cream.

How to keep ice cream soft in the freezer ?

If you want that your delicious ice-cream should last for a longer period you should follow the instructions to increase its shelf life.

  • Deep Freeze– You must deep freeze your ice-cream as soon as possible after buying it from the store or if you have home-made icecream then that too should be deep freeze to prevent it from melting. Ice cream should be kept below 0 degrees F or below -18 degrees Celcius.
  • Keep in Airtight Container– You should store ice cream in an airtight container to prevent the growth of bigger crystals. When Ice cream comes in contact with air it melts. If you will again refreeze this melted ice cream the crystals will become bigger and crunchier, therefore spoiling the smooth and creamy texture of the ice cream.
  • Store it in the freezer immediately after each use- If you do want to spoil the texture then store your ice cream back in the freezer as soon as possible immediately after every use and try to avoid long contact with air. It should be kept away from moisture and other contaminants.

DisclaimerOur information should not be taken as a replacement for your health care professional.