Is my freezer malfunctioning?
November 23, 2008 5:28 PM Subscribe
What does it mean if my freezer can free meat solid but ice cream remains soft?
posted by JFitzpatrick to Food & Drink (16 answers total)
I have a 15 cubic foot chest freezer. If you put a steak or a turkey in it, the meat freezes rock hard. If you put ice cream in it, the ice cream remains relatively soft. It won't melt and it is still definitely ice cream, but it's soft enough to scoop without bending a spoon doing it.
I'm confused by the disparity, it would seem that if it's cold enough to freeze a 20 pound turkey it's cold enough to turn ice cream rock hard. Is it just that ice cream is fatty and doesn't freeze as solid as meat? Do I need to service my unit?