Before talking about our wonderful cocktail with dry ice, we will explain what dry ice is, how it is used and what you should never do with it! Remember that here at Snow Flow you will not only find a top-quality frozen cocktail machine for hire in Melbourne.
What is dry ice?
Dry ice is the common name for solid carbon dioxide (CO2). It takes this name because when it is heated it does not melt, but it immediately becomes gas. The scientific term is sublimation.
What is it for?
The dry ice sublimates to the freezing temperature of -78º and is therefore used as a cooling agent. Here we point out some of the usual uses of dry ice:
- To create special effects like smoke and fog.
- To clean industrial equipment.
- To quickly freeze food and ensure freshness.
- To freeze pipes when they are being repaired.
It is the very low temperature of dry ice that makes it dangerous; however, if handled correctly, it is completely safe. These are the things you should never do with dry ice:
- Never swallow or put dry ice in your mouth.
- Never allow dry ice to touch your skin because it can cause severe burns.
- Never handle or store dry ice in enclosed spaces.
- Never serve a drink with dry ice without telling the customer.
- Why and when should you make cocktails with dry ice?
- Always remember to prepare cocktails with dry ice in the presence of a trained professional.
The cocktails with dry ice are perfect for parties. Prepare a batch of punch and add some dry ice to create an incredible festive centrepiece. Halloween is an ideal opportunity to use it and make drinks look like boiling pots.
If you are a bartender and have already worked with dry ice, you know that it will be the best surprise factor and that it always leaves customers with their mouths open.
The good things and the bad things about ice cream
With the arrival of summer, the consumption of ice cream grows considerably along with slushies, iced tea, salads, cold soups or other foods that give us a sense of well-being due to its pleasant and low temperature that counteracts the sometimes unbearable heat from the streets.
We can find different varieties of ice cream: water ice creams such as sorbets, ice creams or popsicles, cream or milk-based, ice cream with vegetable fats (coconut, palm or rapeseed) … not all have the same nutritional content, so we must take into account Tell us what the ice cream and the pros and cons of your consumption bring.
- Source of vitamins and minerals. Ice creams that are mainly made with milk or cream are a source of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin B2 (riboflavin).
- Refreshing They are one of the foods that most appeal in summer, especially for its variety of flavours, but also because we can take them in many different ways: in glass, cone, accompanying desserts, with orange juice, to make natural fruit smoothies, etc.
- Healthy … if they are homemade. Most of the ice creams found in supermarkets have preservatives, dyes, food additives and are high in saturated fats, because they are made with cream or cream, and a high sugar content. Therefore, we recommend the occasional consumption of ice cream and if they can be homemade or made at home, much better.
- Moisturisers The poles of ice with fruit juice or vegetable drink and nuts or yogurt and fruit are a good alternative to hydrate in summer.
- Increase energy Ice cream is a food with a high calorie content, due to its content of carbohydrates, sugars and fats.
- Rich in fats and sugars. Ice creams contain milk fat (milk, cream or cream) or vegetable fat (vegetable oils) and sugars to add sweetness. Therefore, the consumption of ice cream is not recommended on a regular basis, unless they are homemade ice cream, made from healthier foods.
- High lactose content One of the main ingredients is milk, cream or cream, with the exception of ice creams or sorbets, that is why those people who are lactose intolerant will have to monitor the labelling, consume the lactose-free versions or ice-creams.
- If you want to consume ice cream more regularly and without worrying about its nutritional content, we recommend you to try to make them at home, with natural ingredients, without preservatives, colourings or food additives. In our blog recetas.amandin.com you can consult some recipes of rich vegan ice cream to prepare yourself. Cheer up and try to make ice cream at home!
Ice creams made with ice
It is the easiest way to make ice cream, and what many of us already did when we were little: we prepare a smoothie of the ingredients that we like the most (vegetable drink with cocoa, yogurt or fruit juices), pour it in ice buckets or in special molds to ice creams, we put chopsticks or the support to be able to catch them later, and we leave it in the freezer 2-4 hours. And we have ready a rich 100% natural polo.
Ice cream made using a freezer
If you’re not convinced ice cream because you’re looking for a creamier texture, then we recommend ice cream based on milk or vegetable drink. In this way you can make creamy ice cream of any flavour. You can make them with a refrigerator or simply mixing well and yes, wait a few more hours for the mixture to freeze well. You can mix 2 bananas with 2 tablespoons of raw cocoa powder and 2 glasses of the vegetable drink you prefer, beat it all well and put it in an ice cream mild. We reserve it for 3 hours in the freezer and you can enjoy a healthy ice cream. You can make the mixes that you like the most!
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