Spills from milkshakes and melted ice cream can be challenge to remove. If you do not take precautions to treat the ice cream stain immediately, it will become harder to remove later. Washable and non-washable fabrics need different treatments to remove chocolate ice cream stains to avoid damaging the material and causing the stain to set in permanently. You can remove a chocolate ice cream stain with common household ingredients.
Things You'll Need
- Lemon juice
- Enzyme detergent
- 2 cups water
- Baking soda
- Rubbing alcohol
- 1 tbsp. mild detergent
- 2 cups water
- Hydrogen peroxide
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Sprinkle lemon juice on the ice cream stain. Do this while the fabric remains wet. Place enough lemon juice on the stain to cover it completely. Hang the material outside to allow the sun to dry it. If the stain remains, use an enzyme detergent.
Place 1 tbsp. of an enzyme detergent in a bowl. Add two cups of water to the detergent. Mix until you dilute the detergent, and then blot the stain with a washcloth. Do not rub the stain or you can cause it to set in. If the stain remains, treat it with baking soda.
Place the fabric under cold running water. Cover the stained area in baking soda so that you no longer see the stain. Use a soft bristled toothbrush to rub the stain. Rinse the area with cold water and repeat the treatment until the stain disappears. Then launder the fabric according to its care label.
Blot the area with rubbing alcohol.
Allow it to set for 10 minutes.
Rinse the area with cold water.
Combine 1 tbsp. of a mild detergent with 2 cups of water. Apply the solution to the stain by blotting the area to absorb the stain. Rinse the stain with cold water.
Use hydrogen peroxide and ammonia if the stain remains. Apply the peroxide to the stain with an eyedropper, and then blot the stain. Then apply ammonia to the stain with an eyedropper and continue to blot the stain. Flush the stain with water and blot the area to remove excess liquid.