Kitchen Tip: Make Single Serving Ice Cream Bowls
Buying ice cream in large containers or tubs (especially at warehouse stores like Sam’s Club and Costco) can be an economical alternative to buying small containers at your regular grocery store.
However, most families won’t use up the larger amount of ice cream very quickly, leading to freezer burn and the oh-so-familiar hardened ice cream surface! Also, those giant tubs can be awkward and difficult to store in the freezer, taking up a lot of valuable space.
Tip: Make single serving ice cream bowls perfect for handing out to kids on their way outside to play!
Single servings of ice cream stored in small plastic reused food containers are great for several reasons. They help you avoid freezer burn, they cut out the need to scoop ice cream every time you serve it, and they stack and store much more easily in the freezer.
Beat the heat by sending the kids outside with single serve ice creams to eat and play where ice cream messes don’t matter!
An added bonus: every time the ice cream truck drives by, you can resist giving in to begging for expensive ice creams and popsicles. Have your single serving ice cream bowls ready to hand out as soon as the ice cream begging begins!
How to Make Single Serve Ice Cream Bowls:
- Save empty plastic containers and lids from foods such as margarine, sour cream and yogurt. You can also use store-bought clear storage containers such as Gladware and Ziploc.
- Wash containers thoroughly.
- Fill each container with one serving of ice cream (use smaller containers for kid sized servings and larger containers for adult sized servings).
- Using a Sharpie permanent marker and masking tape or freezer tape, write out a label stating the flavor of ice cream and the date packaged.
- Put the lid on, affix the label to the outside, and pack into the freezer for later!
Get more Kitchen Tip Tuesdays at Tammy’s Recipes. Kitchen Tip: Make Single Serving Ice Cream Bowls was originally published on HomeEverAfter.com on July 1, 2008.