ice crystals

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naxet76
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2007/03/19 13:46:35 (permalink)

ice crystals

i'm not a big ice cream eater, I prefer drinks like the Mocha Blast from Baskin-Robbins but I do have a quick question. On the rare occasion that I buy a carton of ice cream and bring it home, after a week or so i see little crystals on the ice cream. Does this mean it's bad? Is there something going on with my freezer? I eat it anyway but i'm just curious.
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    xannie_01
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    RE: ice crystals 2007/03/19 14:00:15 (permalink)
    in albert brooks' movie" mother",
    debbie reynolds tells albert that
    the crystals are the "protective layer"
    for ice cream.
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    Pat T Hat
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    RE: ice crystals 2007/03/19 14:02:51 (permalink)
    That's just the dryness from the freezer extracting (condensing?) moisture out of the cream. You'll notice it has to have an air space and the ice isn't in the product.
    If it does then it must have thawed some and re-froze to a solid.
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    CajunKing
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    RE: ice crystals 2007/03/19 15:35:52 (permalink)
    naxet

    place a piece of plastic wrap on the top of the ice cream, press it down on to the top so there is no air space, when you put the container back in the freezer.

    this will keep the ice crystals from forming so quickly and drawing the moisture out of the ice cream.
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    Bootstrap
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    RE: ice crystals 2007/03/31 11:27:38 (permalink)
    Put it back into the freezer? You have leftovers?
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    RE: ice crystals 2007/03/31 11:32:38 (permalink)
    Cajun King,I use the saran wrap method too. It works.
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    CajunKing
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    RE: ice crystals 2007/04/01 23:48:48 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Bootstrap

    Put it back into the freezer? You have leftovers?


    I wanted to say that, but I was on my good behavior day.

    I polished off a pint of B&J Mint Choc Chip last night, yummmm
    Definately no left overs!
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