Baking Tips & Tricks Storage How to Store Homemade Ice Cream Back to Storage Storage How to Store Homemade Ice Cream You have made your delicious homemade ice cream, but now what? Unless you've made it to eat it immediately, the liklihood is that you will need to store it, and we are here to show you how. Method Check the Temperature Double check the temperature of the freezer, it's amazing how out they can be. 0ºF/-18ºC is the optimum temperature to store ice cream at. Use Airtight Containers Make sure that the airtight containers you choose are freezer-safe. Cover with Plastic Covering the surface of the ice cream with plastic wrap/cling film will prevent ice crystals from forming. Store in the Right Place If you can, store the ice cream at the back of the freezer as this is less likely to encounter temperature changes when the door is opened and closed. This change in temp can cause the ice cream to become grainy, and no-one wants that.