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August 15, 2019

Helpful Hints from joeeze: How to keep your ice cream frozen until you get home from the grocery store


For me it's not an issue since I keep an Igloo cooler in my back seat so I can put ice cream and sorbet inside under a couple of tightly packed t-shirts and keep the freeze on for a while.

Also, I live only about two miles from Kroger.

You prolly aren't the type to keep a cooler in your back seat (or trunk, for that matter) for this purpose.

OK then โ€” you're the person I'm aiming this at.

1) Add a package or two of frozen vegetables to your shopping cart

2) Ask for paper* โ€” not plastic โ€” when you check out

3) When you get to your car, rearrange your groceries so that the ice cream/sorbet is at the bottom of the bag**, then place the vegetables on top

4) Fold the bag down over your ice cream + vegetables as tightly as you can to minimize air space and create more layers of insulation

As they say... easy peasy.

*A paper bag is a much better insulator than a flimsy plastic bag

**Lagniappe: a double bag works even better

August 15, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


When I was a kid, we had a school trip to Amish Country and it was BYO lunch. So Mom let me have a soda pop.

Orange, if I recall. It was so unusual to get a pop, that's why I recall.

I thought I'd be clever, and put it in the freezer the night before. Next morning, I wrapped the can in newspaper.

At lunch, it was still frozen.

Like Joe says, use paper.

P.S. I have a cooler in my trunk.

Posted by: JohnM | Aug 15, 2019 3:17:43 PM

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