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Everyone has been through the following scenario before: You’re heading to the freezer and you’re looking to polish off that pint of ice cream that has been sitting there for the past week. Unfortunately, that first bite is crunchier than we would like. When these instances take place, we shake our fists to the heavens and curse the gods who invented the concept of freezer burn.

Sure, the ice cream is still tasty enough but there’s something……off. It just hits different, in the worst way. So, how can we avoid such instances in the future? Ben & Jerry’s is here to help.

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The brand is providing strategies to assist anyone who is looking to avoid freezer burn in the future in a blog post. For starters, you’ll want to make sure that the freezer remains below zero degrees Fahrenheit. The ice cream also needs to be placed in the back of the freezer to ensure that the ice cream will remain cold enough throughout the duration of its stay in your home. If the ice cream is too cold when you take it out of the freezer, this is your cue to set it out on the counter for a few minutes, giving your frozen treat the chance to warm up a bit before you start to tuck into a bowl (or two).

These are not the only tips that Ben & Jerry’s has to offer. Slice the carton with a large, serrated knife instead of using an ice cream scoop. Sure, it looks silly at first, but once you try it, you’ll be hooked. The small disc makes for wonderful ice cream sandwiches. Before you place the lid back on the ice cream, cover it with a proper lid, such as parchment paper, plastic wrap, or wax paper.

Finally, the ice cream also needs to be stored upside down. When the ice cream melts, it collects on the lid, as opposed to ruining the rest of your dessert.

You truly learn something new everyday.