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Super_Dave

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My new 5 cu ft freezer is already a highlight of my 2020 camping season. I’m needing a hammer and chisel to serve it. I know some have expressed that their RV freezer works fine but no more ice cream soup for me.


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A brief visit to the microwave helps that.

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Put the ice cream on the counter and drink beer until it thaws.
Or leave it in the freezer and just drink beer. Win Win either way. [emoticon]

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Craftsman hammers and chisels are the go to brand.


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More water in it the harder it freezes. Instead of 6% butterfat the real standard for "Whole Milk" they changed t to 4% and then a tolerance so that some is only y2.5 % or was. Then the cream the deteriming factor. higher butterfat less water easier to scoop and better taste.
See how many other ingredients are on the carton other than milk cream in butter fat content and sugar and flavorings, fruit etc.
f it is anyone of the Dean Foods/National Dairies brands they all read the same. and the national Dairies are under the original brand, I have found did not mention of National Dairies. And the few other huge Food corporations. Nancy Pelosi has some several hundred dollar a gallon ice cream I bet it is good.
We have a small ice cream maker that freezes then you fill and put in the freezer. It turns out pretty good ice cream if you put in good ingredients. The only way is o start from scratch and churn it your self with good ingredients. Even the cream today some cotains other ingredients. We lost Kays, then best and then Mayfields and Happy Valley before them and the famous brands of our youth and the small dairies all legislated and bought out of business by the giants.
They see a quality bradn they buy it don't tell you continue the label and put in junk their quality control and tasters say it is good enough to fool you, think you won't notice and increase their profitability and some continue to consume it and wonder why the bellyache and uit ice cream altogether, until they find the next good brand if they can unti littoo is bought out.

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Super_Dave wrote:

My new 5 cu ft freezer is already a highlight of my 2020 camping season. I’m needing a hammer and chisel to serve it. I know some have expressed that their RV freezer works fine but no more ice cream soup for me.


Hmmm ... are you saying that you LIKE rock hard ice cream?

I don't.

Our RV's absorption refrigerator keep's it's freezer between 0 and 10 degrees so that it keeps ice cream perfect for us -> just soft enough to push through with the spoon you're using to eat it. i.e. In between rock hard and what you get in a DQ Blizzard.

Our freezer does the above on only it's setting of "3", with 2 more settings above that, so that we could lower the freezer temperature if we wanted to.


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gbopp wrote:

Put the ice cream on the counter and drink beer until it thaws.
Or leave it in the freezer and just drink beer. Win Win either way. [emoticon]


I like this one! [emoticon]

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Make it vanilla ice cream a, bottle of Old Rasputin https://northcoastbrewing.com/beers/year........ers/old-rasputin-russian-imperial-stout/ and make a float. Best of both worlds.

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buy different flavors.
Ice Cream comes into different flavors (you knew that of course)
but what you may not know is SOME of those flavors are Hard and some are not.
(Those are not the proper terms)
Some flavors.. Off hand I think Vanilla is one, (Not sure) the colder the harder, So you keep 'em a bit above zero for ease in serving.

others you can take 'em to 5 or 10 below that they are still easy to dish out.
(Below zero is "Deep Freeze" As I said I do not know for sure which flavors are which and my "Source" (Jack Harkness. AKA Henry of Henry's Ice Cream, Battle Creek, MI.) Long ago retired and the store closed down.

You might check with the manager at a Basakin Robbins' to see if he has a list of hard and soft flavors.

May have to do with the amount of anti-freeze (Also known as Sugar) they put in the mix.. But Jack is the expert.. NOT ME.


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Super_Dave. Glad your freezer is working for you. Where do you place it? Which model did you get? And in this pandemic, where did you even find one?
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