Vegetables may wither and mould in our fridge but anything sweet or chocolatey doesn’t stand a chance with my tribe of cookie monsters. Thank goodness for this genius mum’s secret hiding place for her ice-cream stash. It’s kept my Ben & Jerry’s tubs just for me.

Mums have always had a secret hiding place for treats that they don’t want their kids to demolish. Just recently, we shared a clever mum’s hack to hide her beloved lollies behind her bedroom door.

Now another mum has come up with a brilliant hack to keep her ice-cream tubs from little greedy mouths. And the secret hiding place is so creative that no child would ever think to look here.

Genius Secret Hiding Place

The mum actually said that she had been hiding her ice-cream here for over a month and the kids hadn’t discovered her stash.

The mum shared a photo of her sneaky secret hiding place on the Aldi Mums Facebook page, accompanied by an explanation:

“Kids are in bed, ice cream time, who else has a secret hiding spot? These only usually last a week, I’ve had these for 4 weeks now, kids still haven’t found them.”

And the secret hiding place? Empty bags of frozen veggies. Sheer brilliance. What kid would ever think to look in a bag of peas for a sugar hit? Not mine! My lot are practically allergic to vegetables.

secret hiding place ice-cream
Pic Via: Aldi Mums / Facebook

Game Changer!

Her post went crazy, with over 8,000 likes as other mums piled on the admiration, as well as sharing their own secret hiding spots.

“Brilliant, will keep my veggie bags in future,” exclaimed one impressed mum.

“Genius!!! I’m stealing this idea,” said another.

“That’s a brilliant idea!!”

Us Mums Have To Get Creative

I loved reading where other mums stash their treats:

“I did keep mine in the chest freezer out in the shed until my husband accidentally turned the wrong switch off and I lost an unopened $8 tub of bubble O bill ice cream..”

“I hide lollies in vases and the dishwasher so my partner can’t eat them.”

“I put my chocolate coated almonds under my bedside table for quick access while watching a movie in bed hubby has no idea.”

“I tell my kids my ice cream has alcohol in it.”

“I hide my unfrozen goodies in the electric frying pan with the lid on!”

“I also hide school snacks in slow cooker or pots and pans”

“I use an empty laundry powder box.”

“Yes!!!! I have a empty Tetly tea box in the freezer where I hide all my ‘treats.’ No one looks there.”

“I hide goodies in the veggie crisper – guaranteed the kids don’t look there.”

No Where To Hide!

Of course, there’s always going to be one or two who breakaway from the pack.

“No where is safe in my house, my kids love veges!,” said one mum.

Good thing I don’t have that problem. Haha.

What do you think of this secret hiding place for treats? Do you have any sneaky spots where you hide your stash? Tell us in the comments below.

  • Clever idea which I would use if I had this problem


  • Luckily I no longer have that problem, but agree it was a very clever idea. Thanks so much for sharing.


  • I used to hide mine in a zip lock bag in the dirty clothes basket. No-one ever did the washing but me so it was safe. Now I hide anything frozen to the back of the freezer because my son always grabs the first thing he sees and never looks at the dates


  • My kids love vegetables and helping make dinner by getting them from the freezer. I keep my ice cream in plain site and they know not to touch it unless asked to get it out of the freezer!


  • What a great way to hide treats.


  • That’s hilarious! I must admit thankfully, my kids haven’t discovered the freezer yet!


  • Hahaha, this is so funny but my family are onto this. It’s not worth hiding the ice cream but more making sure there’s enough ice cream for everybody.


  • This is the best hiding spot haha I think I need to do this from my husband


  • Forgot to say when my kids were little I used to hide my treats in zip lock bags inside a zipped up lingerie bag at the bottom of the washbasket….actually I was hiding them from my husband otherwise he would eat everything. I was the only one who did the washing so there was no danger of the bag being thrown in the machine!


  • Hahaha sitting here chuckling, I’m glad I’m not the only one who goes to such lengths to guard their chocolate and other treats!


  • love it, just wish there was more room in the freezer for ice cream tubs. thanks for the tips


  • I’ve been going about this all wrong!! After years of frustration in trying to get everyone to share, to not take the last one without asking, to be honest, to not take dad (or mum’s or sissy’s) only treat (even grapes count here!), to limit portions of junk food etc. I have to concede that I have failed. It has not worked. It has caused arguments, fuelled teenager rebellion and left me wondering what I could have done different all those years ago. Now I think I should have been refining my hiding places, focusing on the important job of inventing new and exotic stashes and properly researching novel places and ways to hide various edibles. It would have saved a million arguments and I’d never have been left high and dry without my pantry basic!


  • I don’t hide things as the kids forget about because I don’t always offer it to them


  • Thank you god bless you I have two daughters with Autism I need to hide things from thank you xx


  • Omg, never thought of this. Game changer now


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