I have frozen ice cream in my freezer, but I need to defrost the freezer now, so how do I keep the ice cream frozen during that time? How can I prevent it from melting and spilling out from the box?
- The day before you want to defrost, freeze a few trays of ice cubes. Anything else that's frozen works too. The idea is to get a large mass of cold material in the box, that way it takes longer to warm up.
- On the day, place the ice cream in a box with the ice cubes. Use an insulated cooler if you have one, or wrap a few layers of bubble wrap (or other insulating material) around an ordinary plastic or cardboard box.
- Defrost the freezer quickly: pour warm water on the ice to thaw it. This helps you finish the defrosting and cleaning before your ice cream thaws.