Dry ice has a broad range of applications. It is widely used in households, laboratories, science, and forensic investigations. In addition to the regular preservation and research-related applications, dry ice has a few recreational uses. A typical example is in making artificial fog and other smoky decorative effects. Below are just a few recreational things to make with frozen carbon dioxide.
Dry ice provides an outstanding option to preserve fruits and vegetables through flash freezing. Flash-frozen foods retain their original texture and won’t get messed up when defrosted. Here is the procedure for flash freezing your food:
- Place about 10 pounds of dry ice in a large cooler.
- Add whatever you want to flash freeze on top of the dry ice.
- Then close your cooler till the food is fully frozen.
Dry Ice Crystal Ball
Take a bowl of water and add liquid detergent. Next, add a piece of dry ice. The dry ice will form a bubble as it evaporates. You can also use your moistened hand to smear foam across the top of the bowl to get large crystal balls.
Make Carbonated Fizzy Fruit
Dry ice can be used to freeze fruits as it does with Ice cream. For example, when you place strawberries in a dry ice container, the carbon dioxide gas bubbles will get trapped on the fruit, making a fizzy or carbonated fruit. This fizzy fruit works pretty well as a topping for ice cream or to decorate drinks.
Inflate A Glove
In the same way, tie a piece of dry ice inside a disposable glove. As the solid carbon dioxide changes into gas, it will inflate the gloves. Inflated gloves make incredible Halloween decorations.
Increase Attraction To Mosquito Traps
Interestingly, mosquitoes are attracted by the carbon dioxide that we breathe out. With this knowledge, you can make a simple mosquito trap in your home using dry ice. Hang a cloth bag containing about a five-pound block of dry ice near a mosquito lamp. The cloth bag will emit carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes which the lamp will kill.
Dry Ice For All Your Needs
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge amount of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200 or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.