(Closed) freezing leftovers in ice cream containers?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t, but my mom still does, occassionally.

Personally, I don’t think the seal on the lids is enough to stave off freezer burn, so that is why I don’t. But I guess, is freezer burned soup that bad? Up to you I suppose.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Haha what don’t you trust?  That they’re still contaminated?  I can’t say I’ve used ice cream buckets to freeze leftovers since we just don’t have enough room for even one bucket in our freezer but we’ll reuse them to pick cherries or blackberries or whatever with no issues. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

i think it is alright. my family use it all the time  to store food and other stuff. i think it is a waste to throw it away after finishing the ice cream. of course, we throw it away after using it  for a few times. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My mom and grandma do this all the time, with any container they can find, and keep it in the freezer forever. The freezers (there’s 3) there are pretty amusing.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@kerpao:  I find that the seal is not good enough so I have airtight containers that dont let any liquid out and use those to freeze soups etc.. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you want to use it, I would put a layer of saran wrap and douple it up under the lid. Make sure its touching the food so no air. That will give you a longer time in the freezer without burn.

Its a good idea, just make sure you label well! 

“Hmm I want some strawberry ice cream. Ahhhhhh Black bean soup!”

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