Sometime we must have left the freezer open for a bit and all the ice cream melted and then refroze. The texture is terrible, it's like ice crystals, but ice cream is ice cream. Especially Hagan Daaz and Ben and Jerry's that I got on sale, so I've valiantly been eating it anyway. My husband won't touch the stuff, so while the texture is unpleasant, it's made up for by the fact that I get to eat it straight out of the carton! Why this is so fun, I don't know, but it totally is.