Whether we’re battling a heat wave or bundled up mid-snowstorm, we always crave ice cream. That rich, creamy goodness is hard to beat—unless the freezer has turned our favorite sweet treat into a hard chunk of crystals. The icy burn occurs when air seeps into the carton, so creating an airtight container is your best defense. It also stops ice cream from soaking up the smells of other not-so-pleasant freezer foods (we’re looking at you, fish sticks). Check out the video for three simple methods.