Dry ice is such a versatile product that can be used for many different things. One way that it is used is in the culinary and restaurant industry. At one point in time, cooking with dry ice was a “cool” thing to do. However, there are still many uses for dry ice as far as cooking, preparing, and storing food. Read on to learn about a few of the food uses for dry ice.
You can cook some food items by placing them on a bit of dry ice. It is typically at a freezing temperature of -109.3 degrees Fahrenheit, which can sear the items. This makes them very safe to eat. Some companies use this ice while catering. You can set up stations with several blocks of ice and place different meats on them to cook once you receive an order. Diners can see this process happening in front of them as the chef uses tongs to maneuver the seafood to cook it.
Have you ever wanted to make root beer back home? Consider using one pound of sugar, a gallon of water, and two ounces of root beer extract to do just that. Place all of the ingredients in a food-plastic container that’s triple the size of the liquid and allow it to be full of 1/3 root better and about 2/3 air. Then, add one or two pounds of dry ice. Shut the lid and check on it in a few minutes. If the ice is freezing the mix, add some water to encourage the carbonation process to continue without the root better becoming frozen solid.
Some higher-end restaurants serve perfumed smoke with specific dishes, or in between meals. This “smoke” is really the fog that comes off dry ice. The eateries might place it in a glass with the desired scent and encourage diners to smell it. You can do this yourself by creating a powerful infusion of your favorite scent. Floral and smoky scents are very popular.
Cooling Your Food Items
If there’s an emergency and your electricity is cut off at your restaurant or home, it’s possible to use chunks of dry ice to keep all of your food frozen. Tightly pack your edibles with some of the frozen stuff and make sure that the container is shut. Once the electricity returns, you can remove the ice and be glad that you did not lose the entire freezer’s contents.
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 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.