On a hot sunny day, you probably want nothing more than for something to cool you down – which it why it’s so easy to give into your kid’s demands for ice cream. You’d rather forget what a horrible melty mess it can make! If you have young children, you’ll find they’re not very adept at licking around the cone and ice cream ends up dripping onto the cuffs of their sleeves, and of course there’s bound to be splatters on the front of their top as well. Chocolate is absolutely the worst culprit when it comes to ice cream stains – so what should you do if a chocolate ice cream stain has ended up all over your child’s clothes?
How to Get Chocolate Ice Cream Out of Clothes
Chocolate ice cream stains should be treated as soon as possible to prevent the stain setting further into the fabric. Ideally, a chocolate ice cream stain should never be allowed to dry. If you’re out and about when the stain occurs, you can follow these steps:
- Run clean cold water through the back of the fabric, to push the stain out of the fibres.
- If you’re near to a bathroom, use hand-soap and rub it into the stain with your fingers.
- Wash the soap suds out with clean cold water as before.
- Put the item of clothing in the wash as soon as you get home.
If you’re home, then try following these steps to treat chocolate ice cream stains:
- Use a blunt implement, like a spoon, to scrape off any excess ice cream.
- After consulting the care labels, put the garment in the washing machine
- Add a good quality detergent like Persil small & mighty (it’s designed to give better stain removal, even in a quick wash).
- Select a cool program.
- Once the cycle has finished, check the garment to see if the stain is completely removed.