Hey Guys! With the spooky season in full swing, I wanted to bring you a drink DIY just in time to invite over costume-clad friends. The festive boil and bubble of a Halloween drink comes from something that throws us back to seventh grade science class – dry ice. While wandering Pinterest, I’ve become obsessed with the spooky tendrils of drinks containing this eerie fog.
Dry ice is a favorite among party tricks, but there are definitely some tips you need before adding it to your grocery list. This fun ingredient isn’t a usual at most supermarkets so make sure to call ahead before running out to the store. With these tips you’ll be sure to have a spooky & safe Halloween. Cheers witches!
How to Safely Use Dry Ice
|Touch Dry Ice||Use tongs or picks to break apart, separate and plop decoratively into a drink||Dry Ice is like, SUPER cold.|
|Put Dry Ice in the Freezer or airtight container||Use A styrofoam cooler to store dry ice.||if put in the freezer or other condensed space the released gas can cause an increase in pressure, in turn, causing potentially explosive consequences|
|Keep in a closed area||Keep in a well ventilated area||the sublimation of the carbon dioxide can be hazardous to humans in large amounts. keeping never a window or door where the gas can escape is best.|
|Break up dry ice with a knife||Break up dry ice using goggles, tongs and protective hand equipment||Breaking the ice can cause rouge pieces to fly into your eyes and skin|
|Use any dry ice you find||Check to make sure your dry ice is food grade if using in drinks||Make sure your dry ice is okay to place in a drink. dry ice is used for many purposes, make sure yours is the right type!|
|Plop a huge piece in your drink||Use a small piece for your drink||You only need a little piece to give the spooky effect – and it will dissolve before you reach the bottom – avoiding the “please do not swallow bullet point”|
Ready To get spooky?