Tips For Storing Ice Cream


What Is The Temperature Required For Storing Ice Cream?

Indulging in a scoop of creamy, delicious ice cream is one of life’s simple pleasures. It brings happiness and serves as a remedy for most people’s stressful day at work or school. To preserve this delightful treat, storing the ice cream at a temperature of -22 °C to -25 °C is important; be it at home or in a store. This ensures that the ice cream remains solid and maintains its rich quality. If it’s stored at higher temperatures, there will be changes in the texture and flavour.

How Should Ice Cream Be Stored?

At Home:

  • Airtight containers:
    To prevent air from entering, tightly seal ice cream containers with a lid or plastic wrap. The original containers in which the ice cream was bought are one of the better options for storing it.
  • Avoid fluctuations in temperature:
    Try to minimize temperature fluctuations in your freezer. Do this by avoiding opening the freezer door too frequently. Also, do not place the ice cream near the freezer’s door where the temperature may fluctuate more.
  • Separate from Odorous Foods:
    Keep the ice cream in a different location than scented foods in the freezer as it will absorb odors of other items.

In a Store:

  • Commercial Freezer:
    Store ice cream in commercial freezers designed to preserve frozen foods.
  • Rotation:
    The ice creams have to be kept following the ‘First-In-First-Out’ method. This ensures that older ice cream is sold before newer batches. It helps ensure the freshest product for customers.
  • Hygiene:
    Maintain high levels of hygiene and cleanliness in the freezer and surrounding areas. This is to prevent any contamination. Regularly clean the freezer, shelves, and any scooping equipment.

With these tips, it will ensure that the ice creams are well-kept and ready to eat.


  • Food Safety Compliance
Ice cream, like all perishable foods, must adhere to food safety regulations. One must handle ice creams with care when it comes to temperatures. Improper storage or temperature can make it unsafe to consume due to the risk of harmful bacteria growth. Temperature monitoring ensures that everything stays at the right temperatures during production.
  • Production Efficiency
Ice cream production has several steps, like mixing, pasteurization, homogenization, freezing, and aging. Each of these distinct steps requires its specific temperature conditions. Monitoring temperatures at each stage reduces the risk of costly batch rejections. Furthermore, monitoring temperatures maintains the high quality of the ice cream. It also optimizes production efficiency. This improves operational efficiency to provide excellent ice cream products to the brand’s customers.
  • Product Distribution

It is important to store manufactured ice cream at controlled temperatures to maintain quality until it reaches consumers. Temperature monitoring is crucial during transportation to warehouses and retail outlets in designated trucks. Temperature sensors are placed inside these trucks to monitor temperatures. This ensures that they stay within optimal temperature range and prevent the ice cream from melting. Staff will also put the ice cream to designated sections of the truck to prevent exposure to temperature fluctuations when they open the door for unloading.


Temperature monitoring is an important aspect during the ice cream manufacturing process. So, the next time you enjoy your favourite ice cream, take a moment to appreciate the time and effort that goes behind-the-scenes to craft the ice cream you’re savoring to perfection.

If you are looking for a temperature monitoring system either for the ice cream manufacturing process or for the refrigerated trucks, MWI has the solution for you!

  • Emergency Power Source
Businesses should consider investing in a backup generator to keep refrigeration equipment running during power outages. This helps keep the ice cream from melting while corrective measures are taking place. 
While it incurs more expenses for the business, it’s preferable to losing most or all its ice cream assets, which would have a significant impact to the business.
  • Regular Maintenance

There should be regular maintenance of refrigeration equipment to identify and address issues before malfunctions occur. With regular maintenance, it will reduce the risk of equipment failures. The chances of losing assets is also lower.

  • Invest in Temperature Monitoring System

Investing in temperature monitoring system will also help the business in many aspects.

Firstly, the system sends out alert notifications to alert staff when the temperature goes above a set threshold. Staff can quickly address issues upon receiving alarms via Telegram or email on their mobile phones.


Secondly, the system captures and records temperature data in all the equipment. Temperature logs of these data can be exported when staff wants to track any fluctuations or anomalies of any of the equipment’s. This can be valuable for assessing the impact of an outage or malfunction.


Lastly, the system also has an option to do power monitoring. It monitors energy consumption of each equipment and allows staff to identify any irregularities/significant fluctuations in the equipment’s power consumption. Staff will also get alerts when there is a sudden increase or decrease in power consumption.


About Nur Eizlynn

Eizlynn is a sales & marketing staff at MWI. She is responsible for marketing MWI's IoT products through the use of social media, company website and marketing collaborations with other businesses and current customers to generate leads. She is also tasked to follow up with these leads to bring in sales for the business.