Time: 10 Minutes + Purchase of Dry Ice, Packing Materials and Ice Cream
- Get 6 packing materials (All of these other than dry ice are available at WalMart):
- Dry Ice. 10lb per gallon of ice cream per day - e.g. 20lb for 1 gallon on a two day ship time.
(Find dry ice at grocery stores, typically near the front. Call ahead to make sure the specific store you are going to has it - not all of the same chain do.)
- Foam Cooler or Rectangular Sheets
- Bubble Wrap
- Corrugated Cardboard Box
- Packing Tape
- Paper and Printer for Shipping Documents
Form ice cream shipping box.
Add bubble wrap and dry ice to storage cooler.
Add ice cream to container and add more bubble wrap to ensure as little movement as possible.
Close container, but do not attempt to seal completely. Dry ice should NEVER be sealed completely to allow vapor to escape over time.
Continue to pack storage container to ensure minimal motion in transit.
Tape the corrugated cardboard box in an H pattern leaving gaps for carbon dioxide gas to escape.
Apply and label UN1845 Dry Ice Label (find here). This is necessary for the shipment to be accepted by any package carrier.
Apply shipping document and postage label.