We're Pretty Sure You've Been Scooping Your Ice Cream Wrong

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It's time for "Sundae School" with Jeni Britton Bauer, founder of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams!

Jeni's sharing her best tips for storing and scooping your ice cream, including the best way to prevent freezer burn from ruining your perfect pint.

Many people think you should dip your ice cream scoop in hot water to make it easier to get out. But is this trick actually effective?

The answer is a resounding no, according to the professional ice cream maker. In fact, it's likely doing more harm than good. So yeah, we've been scooping our ice cream wrong for years.

"The pros never, ever do that, because it melts too much of the ice cream and then you get your ice crystal problem when you put it back in the freezer," Jeni says.

Another tip from Jeni?

The best way to store ice cream is to always keep it in the coldest part of your freezer — all the way in the back, she says. 

"In one of the corners is the best. NEVER in the door," the expert continues. 

She also recommends that you set your freezer to the coldest setting you can.

Makes sense, right? Even if you're not constantly opening the freezer, ice cream that's stored in the door is much more likely to melt than if it's all the way in the back where it's as cold as possible.

For more from Jeni, check out her creative Sundae Board and Ice Cream Sandwich ideas.

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