How To Remove Ice Cream Stain From Washable Fabrics
January 25, 2023
Ice cream stains can be a real pain to remove from clothes, but don't let them ruin your favorite garments. With this easy solution, you can effectively eliminate ice cream stains and restore your clothes to their former beauty. Keep reading to learn the secret to removing ice cream stains from clothes and keep them looking like new.
Various (depending on flavor)
These stains appear as discoloration of the fabric that is usually white, yellow, or pink in color. They can be sticky or dry to the touch and may have a sweet or creamy smell. These stains are often caused by spills or splashes of ice cream or other similar desserts.
Cold (65° to 75°F)
RATIONALE FOR WATER TEMP
Cold water helps to prevent the ice cream from melting and making the stain worse.
The Science Behind Ice Cream Stains
Ice cream stains clothes because of the combination of its sugar and fat content. When the sugar and fat in ice cream come into contact with fabric, they can bind to the fibers and create a stain. The sugar acts as a food source for bacteria and the fat can attract dirt and oils, making it harder to remove the stain. Additionally, the cold temperature of the ice cream can cause the stain to set quickly, making it more difficult to remove.
What You'll Need To Get Rid Of Ice Cream Stains
Dish soap or laundry detergent
White vinegar or lemon juice
A clean white cloth or sponge
Stain remover or laundry pre-treatment product (such as OxiClean or Shout)
Step By Step Process To Remove Ice Cream Stains
Act quickly: the longer the stain sits, the harder it will be to remove. If the fabric is washable, rinse the stain with cold water as soon as possible to remove as much of the ice cream as possible.
Dab a small amount of dish soap or laundry detergent directly onto the stain and gently rub it in using a clean white cloth or sponge.
Mix a solution of 1 part white vinegar or lemon juice to 1 part water and apply it to the stain. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
Sprinkle baking soda over the stain, let it sit for another 5-10 minutes.
Next, apply hydrogen peroxide directly onto the stain and let it sit for another 5-10 minutes.
If the stain is still visible, use a stain remover or laundry pre-treatment product and follow the instructions on the label.
Wash the garment in the warmest water recommended on the care label.
Note: Be sure to test all cleaning solutions on a small, inconspicuous area of the fabric before applying to the stain, to ensure it doesn't cause discoloration or damage to the fabric. Also, always check the care label on the garment to ensure that it can be washed in warm water.
Ice cream stains are caused by sugar and fat in the ice cream. To remove them, rinse with cold water, use dish soap or laundry detergent, a solution of white vinegar or lemon juice, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Finally, wash the garment in warm water. But, be sure to test all cleaning solutions on a small, inconspicuous area of the fabric before applying to the stain, to ensure it doesn't cause discoloration or damage to the fabric.
Want to share this?
About The Writer
Marcene Livn has worked in the cleaning industry for more than a decade. Her specialty is stain removal. From everyday spills to tough, set-in stains, Marcene's methods and knowledge are unmatched.