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Ice cream

Carry On Bags: 
Yes (Special Instructions)
Checked Bags: 

Ice cream is allowed through the checkpoint as long as it is frozen solid when presented for screening.

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.


The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.