Ice Cream Storage
With respect to the latter two factors, once the ice cream product is packaged, it is good practice to store edible ices in factory cold stores at typically - 25°C.
Ice cream should be kept cold with minimal temperature fluctuations throughout the cold chain, from factory cold store to retailer's cold store to store freezer, to prevent a decrease in product quality due to ice recrystallization and coarsening which gives the ice cream a grainy texture.
The shopper should take care to prevent the purchased products from warming up during transportation to the home freezer. Cool boxes or bags are a great help to keep the products cold. A core temperature lower than - 18°C is regarded as the good practice reference for consumer units.