How long does it take for an ice cream to melt? - Coggle Diagram
How long does it take for an ice cream to melt?
Type of Ice-cream
Soft (Soft serve)
Italian, whole milk, no added cream, no eggs
Fruit-based, contains dairy of fruit juice, milk or cream, egg whites and gelatin
Similar to Sherbet but contains little to no dairy
Contains egg yolk
Ingredients in ice-cream
where was the ice-cream stored
The type of fridge the ice-cream is stored in
New fridge temperature is constant
The ice-cream is unlikely to melt
Old fridge where the temperature keeps on changing by itself
Ice-cream is likely to melt due to the changing in temperature
If the ice-cream was stored out of the fridge
ice-cream melts in 39 minutes
The heat isolates itself from the cool temperature around the ice-cream.
mostly 8-17 degrees
ice-cream melt within 46 minutes
mostly 10-25 degrees
ice-cream melts in 30 minutes
mostly 15-19 degrees
ice-cream melt in 37 minutes
Science behind the Melting Process
Absorbs energy around it in the form of heat
Causing atoms to vibrate turning solid into liquid
Additives such as colour and sugar
Polyphenol from Strawberries
inhibits the separation of oil and water
alter the interaction of the atoms causing changes to the way it melts
Higher amount of Fat tends to melt more slowly
When melted, water melts as well. When refroze, water expands into larger crystals
Ice-cream is made of 30-50% air, when melted the air escapes
Darker objects will absorb more photons than lighter coloured objects
Recommended dairy products to be kept at 45 F or less to prevent bacteria from growing
The amount of ice-cream
Small pieces (1-2 scoops )
Although the surface area in contact with air is small, the volume is also small, a low SA:V result in fast melting.
Large pieces (more than 2 scoops)
Large surface area with a large volume resulting in slow melting.
Shape of ice-cream
The larger surface the ice-cream is in contact with air, the less time it takes for the ice-cream to melt.
A shape with the smallest surface area given its volume.
Large surface area in contact with area given its volume