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The Leftovers
Once everyone has their dessert, you'll want to pop the container back in the freezer as soon as possible so you can enjoy it again tomorrow. If, however, you've left it out for awhile and it's now on its way to being truly melted, don't refreeze it, since when you refreeze melted ice cream, the texture changes—for the worse. What was once smooth and creamy will turn grainy and crystallized. "Once you do open a pint, we encourage you to consume the whole thing," says Palmer. Well...if you insist.