How to remove ice cream stains

So you’ve been out on a sunny day, bought an ice cream and spilled it down your t-shirt. Ice cream stains are mostly made up of proteins, so you’ll not only want to treat the stain instantly, but also make sure you avoid using hot water, as this can set the stain. To help remove ice cream stains, you’ll want a washing liquid, like Ariel, that contains enzymes to lift off the stain. Since not all ice cream stains are created equal, each coming with different ingredients for various tastes and colours, you’ll need a multipurpose detergent that can help remove a variety of stain types so you can that remove ice cream stain. Just follow our Ariel stain solutions and tips below for ice cream stain removal.

Removing ice cream stains

  • 1

    Remove excess

    Scrape away any excess ice cream stain off the surface of the fabric. Rinse the garment inside out in cold water to dilute the stain.

    Remove excess
  • 2

    Pre-treat

    Pour Ariel Original Washing Liquid directly onto the ice cream stain to completely cover it. Use the pre-treat cap to help spread the washing detergent over the stain.

    Pour
  • 3

    Load

    Without rinsing off the liquid detergent, place the garment into the washing machine with similar items. Leaving the washing detergent on the ice cream stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.

    Load
  • 4

    Dose

    You can also use the pre-treat cap to ensure that you use the right amount of washing detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of liquid detergent and place it directly into the drum of your washing machine, on top of your dirty laundry.

    Dose
  • 5

    Wash

    Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated by the garment’s fabric care label.

    Wash
  • 6

    Unload

    When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

    Unload

Effective stain removal on a variety of stains

Ice cream is a summer staple, but you’ll find other tough stains in your laundry basket after dinner or in the warmer months of the year. Grass stains and other outdoor stains can be a side effect from spending the summer outdoors, and chocolate stains seem to go hand in hand with ice cream as well. There’s no need to worry about tough stains, as with Ariel you’ll see outstanding stain removal results from the first wash.