As seen on many cooking shows on TV such as Masterchef (or anything starring Heston Blumenthal!), dry ice is becoming more and more popular to present food and drinks in a way that will blow people’s minds. Diners are mystified by the use of dry ice as not only does it look impressive as food lands on their table, it can also be used to develop a sensory experience with the use of smell through the dry ice smoke.
Dry ice can be used in restaurants, bars, clubs and other special venues to create a culinary sensation for your diners, giving your venue a point of difference and making people want to come back again and again.
Using dry ice in your drinks can not only keep them colder for longer due to the extreme cool temperatures of the product, it also enhances the experience for patrons. Dry ice can be used in an ice bucket for champagne to give that VIP feel to special guests, or added to drinks to create a fogging effect.
Using dry ice in drinks can give an exciting visual effect, but also gives the additional sensory experience of smell as the scented fog wafts through the air creating excitement to consume your unique beverage.
As dry ice sublimates without leaving behind excess liquid, it is perfect to use in cocktails to keep them cool without diluting them, unlike with conventional ice that will melt leaving behind excess water.
We recommend using our specifically designed beverage safety devices if you plan on placing dry ice into beverages, to ensure the product is not ingested and does not cause any accidental cold burns. These devices are available for purchase off the Merchandise section of our website.
Similarly to when it is used in drinks, dry ice can create a visual impact for food presentation as well as enhancing the aromatic senses when a dish is served to a table. By adding a scent to the dry ice and putting it in a glass, you can encourage diners to inhale the perfumed mist to take their dining experience to the next level.
Dry ice 'cooking'
Some food items such as meat and seafood can be cooked using dry ice as the extreme cold temperature of -78.5°C will sear food. At cocktail parties, a visual station could be set up with a chef cooking various meat items on blocks of dry ice, handing it out to diners as they walk past, watching in awe of the presentation.
PLEASE NOTE: DRY ICE SHOULD NEVER BE CONSUMED
If you plan to use dry ice in drinks, it should be used with caution, including warning guests not to swallow the dry ice pellets. We recommend using our specifically designed beverage safety devices if you plan on placing dry ice into beverages, to ensure the product is not consumed. These devices are available for purchase off the merchandise section of our website.
Similarly, when using dry ice with food it is important to follow a trusted recipe so the solid product is not swallowed.
Our dry ice pellet products are made using food grade quality CO² and approved equipment, so it is suitable to use for purposes that come into contact with food and drink.