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How to Remove Chocolate Ice Cream Stains

Chocolate ice cream – it’s a perfect summer treat, and many of us know it’s the first thing our families ask for when the weather’s warm. But we all know what happens when chocolate ice cream gets into little hands – sticky fingers and even stickier ice cream stains on clothes! But there’s no need to panic – these troublesome stains can be washed away easily if you follow the tips in this handy guide. We’ll take you through how to remove a chocolate ice cream stain, both at home and on the go.  

How to remove chocolate ice cream stains

Spotted a tell-tale stain on someone’s sleeve? Don’t worry! Here’s everything you need to know about removing chocolate ice cream stains, or any other flavour:

  1. Act fast.

    Whether you’re at home or out and about, the key thing in an ice cream clothing emergency is speed. Gently remove as much of the stain as possible with a spoon or some paper towels – blot, don’t rub, as you’re trying to avoid working the stain any further into the fabric.

  2. Flush with cold water.

    Don’t use hot water to remove chocolate ice cream stains – this might set the stain, making it even harder to remove! If you’re at home, run the reverse side of the stain under a strong stream of cold water from the tap. If there isn’t a tap available, blot the stain with some wet paper towels.

  3. Treat the stain.

    Rub a little neat OMO Auto Liquid into the stain. Remember to check the garment care label for specific care instructions, and test any products you haven’t used before on an inconspicuous area of fabric first. (You can use hand soap if there’s no OMO around – just rub it into the stain and flush out with a little more cold water.)

  4. Wash as usual.

    Just follow the instructions on the care label, and you’re done!

  5. Pre-soak old stains.

    Discovered a stain you hadn’t noticed at the time? No problem – apply a little OMO detergent to the mark and soak for a few hours in cold water before washing, and it should come right out!

There you have it: how to remove ice cream stains in a few easy steps, whether you’re at home, out about town or on the beach. Let your little one enjoy their sweet treats without fear – you and OMO have got it covered, whatever happens!