I have been told by my mother that I can not scoop ice cream into a cupcake paper then put it back in the freezer open. It will go bad or something. I dont remember her exact resons LOL.
So I was wondering, can I (the night before) put my ice cream scoops in a cupcake paper and cover it and put it back in the freezer? Like cover it with saran wrap or something?
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
The only thing I can think is that if you use a warm scoop to dish out the ice cream you run the risk of ice crystals forming.
But, since ice cream in a carton is not really "sealed", I would think plastic wrap would do the trick.
We used to make icecream scoop clowns in cup cake liners for the children's floor at a hospital. Used a clean ice chest with dry ice, so the icecream would not pick up any flovors or odors like it would in a freezer. Never covered them and they were still good even hours later.
she's probably thinking about how the flavors/smells in the freezer would penetrate the ice cream (if you have frozen sliced onions in a ziplock bag in your freezer, your ice cream might end up tasting like onions).
she's probably thinking about smells penetrating the food (i.e. if you have sliced onions in a ziplock bag, then your ice cream could end up tasting like onions.)
I do this exact thing for my son's birthday parties and it works great. Granted like others said you don't want to have any pungent things in the freezer, I have a freezer in the garage and that's what I use for this kind of stuff. I scooped into cc liners on a cookie sheet wrapped the whole sheet with press n seal wrap and put in the freezer the night before the party. I've never had a problem and it makes cake and ice cream time a lot less hectic
When you are prepping for large-scale service (such as a banquet or other seated dinner where many people must be served at once) it is common practice to pre-scoop ice cream and hold it on trays, well wrapped, until service.
Hmmm.... I wonder why I didnt get the notification I had replys?
Thanks for the tips. I guess since the only thing in my freezer right now is whipped topping and pizza rolls, I should be good LOL!