How To Keep Ice Cream Cold At A Party
Having ice cream at a party is a wonderful idea – it’s something that a huge number of people like, plus it’s a personal touch if you’re able to make it yourself. Furthermore – making it yourself is impressive – people will be blown away by your cooking skill!
Keeping the ice cream cool at that party is another matter – it can be really tricky, not to mention important, for your ice cream to stay frozen so that people can enjoy it. That’s what matters, oddly, and so that’s what people tend to focus on.
In this article, we’re going to run through a couple of ideas to help you keep your ice cream cold at a party.
Ice Cream Station
Keep ice cream cold at an ice cream station. This is the first idea that we had, and even though it’s simple, it will mean that the ice cream stays good for a particularly long time. Having one spot within your apartment, house, or an external venue where the ice cream is kept in a freezer or on a cold appliance will greatly extend the life of your ice cream.
If you’re planning a particularly big party, we’d suggest looking into the world of renting commercial equipment. It will mean that your party is a little more expensive, but it will also mean that your ice cream will remain in perfect condition all night long.
Ice Cream In A Cooler
Keeping your ice cream in a cooler is a low-cost, low-tech way to keep your ice cream good for as long as possible. We’d recommend considering this way of doing things if you’re looking to keep costs low, though it can result in a low-quality ice cream experience – it won’t stay properly cold for too long.
We’d recommend adding ice, water, and salt to a large cooler, and then adding your individual tubs of ice cream to the mixture. The ice, water, and salt mixture will get extremely cold, leading to the ice cream staying well-frozen for a particularly long time.
The only disadvantage here is that coolers aren’t too ergonomic – it might be worth nominating someone at the party to be the person that serves up ice cream so that they can become familiar with the process and make it easy for everyone else.
Dry ice is very difficult indeed to get hold of, but if you can get some, then it’s a wonderful way to keep your ice cream cold. Just a small layer of the stuff in a cooler will allow the entire space to become exceptionally cold, leading to a well-frozen ice cream experience for everyone involved.
You can purchase dry ice online or, alternatively, you could find a local dry ice supplier. That is a particularly niche business model, but you’d be surprised how many there are – lots of industries need to cool things down reliably and quickly, so dry ice businesses tend to do quite well.
We hope that we’ve helped you learn a couple of ways that you can easily and quickly keep ice cream cold at a party. Now, all you’ve got to do is send out invites!