There is always a concern about dry ice in beverages because, at negative 109 degrees Fahrenheit, it can be dangerous without proper handling. Dry ice makes the coldest cocktails and is a staple at Halloween parties. In addition, the use of dry ice has changed how we transport food and medical supplies. Should you put dry ice in your beverages? Yes, you can so long as you use the proper precautions. Here are some safety guides to adhere to when you put dry ice in your beverages.
What to Know About Dry Ice in Your Beverages
Dry ice sinks to the bottom of beverages and doesn’t harm the drink. If you want a well-chilled cocktail, you can use this cooling mechanism. However, you don’t want to consume dry ice in its solid form. Fortunately, when the dry ice stops smoking, it disappears. We recommend not putting dry ice in nonalcoholic beverages served to children because some children might tilt the glass too far and allow the solid form to touch their lips. However, if you want to serve dry ice to children, containers contain the dry ice until it evaporates.
More About How Dry Ice Works
Dry ice doesn’t go through the liquid stage of melting. Instead, the dry ice transforms from a solid to a gas when it hits liquid. Once again, the solid chunks of ice turn into smoke, and then the dry ice evaporates.
The Beverages that Work Best with Dry Ice
Juice-based drinks and cocktails work well with dry ice. Orange juice-based and martini drinks work well. Iced coffee and milk and dairy-infused beverages aren’t ideal.
Storing Dry Ice
Don’t put dry ice in the fridge or freezer. That might sound ironic. However, remember that regular ice melts while dry ice doesn’t. It’s so cold that you don’t need to freeze or refrigerate it. Since dry ice releases carbon dioxide, you should NOT store it in an air-tight container. If so, it will explode. The best option is to set it in an empty ice chest. In addition, you don’t need to place any additional ice there. We also strongly suggest that the lid be off or ajar and keep the chest out of reach from kids and pets.
What Tools Do I Need for a Party?
- Latex Gloves
- A Towel
Contact Dry Ice Corp today whenever you need to put dry ice in your beverages for your next party.
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 number of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry 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.