Have you been assigned ice cream-scooping duty at a party? Avoid frozen fingers by wrapping a kitchen towel around the middle of the ice cream carton and twist the ends together. To scoop, grasp the twisted section of the towel firmly; this will give you a good grip—without the frostbite.
Summer heat wreaks speedy havoc on a cool dish of ice cream. To slow melting, keep sundae dishes in the freezer until needed. The cold dishes prevent the ice cream from cooling down too quickly.
When exposed to air, ice cream quickly develops unappealing ice crystals and freezer burn. To cut down on air exposure, try this method (which also frees up freezer space): As the ice cream is eaten, cut off the empty part of the container with scissors or a knife. Then just replace the lid and return the container to the freezer.