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Default Best Containers for Storing Homemade Ice Cream?

Hi Everyone,

I am relatively new to ice-cream making and so far my only major setback is the containers I'm using to store my ice cream in. I've been using relatively cheap tupperware containers (Glad, etc.) and I'm finding that the plastic is consistently cracking/breaking entirely after it's frozen.

Should I not be using tupperware? Stronger tupperware? What else is out there to store ice cream in the freezer?

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Pint of Ice Cream I have the same issue too

I find the more "expensive" plastic containers to be less likely to have this problem. The higher quality plastic is thicker and a bit more flexible. Thus, if the ice cream expands/becomes more dense when frozen, the more flexible containers are likely to have more "give", and thus not crack when that happens.
I recommend the plastic containers endorsed by the food network which come in a set, but that's just my personal preference.
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Thank you, that's sort of what I was thinking. I will keep my eyes out. Where do you find the Food Network-endorsed ones?
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Default Surprisingly, they're _not_ sold through the Food Network website

which now apparently offers a set of Pyrex food storage containers with blue lids (those may potentially be good for this purpose, too). The ones I was talking about can be found in real life, and on-line at Kohls:
http://www.kohls.com/upgrade/webstor...2-001b2166becc
While the containers themselves seem to hold up well (they appear to be less scratch-prone than Rubbermaid containers), they are plagued by a design flaw: the snap-down flaps on the lids can tend to break off (this has happened to me), but if you send broken lids to the company, they'll send you replacement lids. (I successfully did this).
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I use a "third pan" It is metal and helps the ice cream freeze harder. A little on the expensive side, but if you use it a bunch it pays for itself.


http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produ...Pan&adtype=pla
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i also just recycle old commercial ice cream containers for the home made stuff. If you tilt the ice cream onto one side when you freeze it, you can put one ice cream one top of the other, neopolitian style, so you can put several flavours in one container.
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