We used to buy a gallon and just store in the refrigerator but the boys are really an ice cream eater that after a couple of open/close encounter, the ice cream would melt and not so nice to eat anymore.
To avoid that, hubby is now buying ice cream from Dan Eric in their smallest container, its really good for one eating. Not more not less. The taste is comparable to Nestle and Magnolia, and whats important - cheapeerrrrr!!!