{Foodie Friday} How to use dry ice in your Halloween Party Punch

by Kari Scott on October 24, 2014

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Over the past few weeks we have been talking Halloween. Post 1- Kid Friendly Halloween Recipes Post 2- DIY Halloween Candy Post 3- Halloween Party Menu Today, let’s take it up a notch with some scary food effects. The most common is using dry ice to yield a spooky fog. Dry ice MUST be handled with care. Dry ice is so cold it can burn! Grab some heavy duty gloves, tongs, and safety glasses. There are two ways to use dry ice. First, you could simply place a medium sized block into a large punch bowl or large container. To be more effective, have the ice chopped into ice cubes. This way your guests can add an ice cube to their drink and have an immediate fog effect. It’s very important to tell your guest NOT to eat the dry ice. Since the ice is so dense it will fall to the bottom of the glass, thus making it harder to consume. Be safe, but have fun!!

Halloween Recipes

Where To Buy Dry Ice

Photo Source: Betty Crocker

Halloween Dry Ice Safety from Continental Carbonic Products, Inc.

  • Do Not Touch
  • Dry ice is extremely cold (-109o F/-78.5o C) and is a skin and eye irritant.
  • Avoid contact with skin, mouth, eyes and clothing. Dry ice will cause severe burns. Always use gloves when handling dry ice.
  • Do Not Eat
  • Dry ice is harmful if eaten or swallowed. If ingested, seek medical help immediately.
  • Could Cause Suffocation
  • Dry ice changes to CO2 gas as it sublimates, causing a lack of oxygen. Only use dry ice in open or well-ventilated areas.
  • Do not store in confined spaces such as vehicles and never store near an area where people sleep as suffocation could occur.
  • Do Not Place in Airtight Containers
  • Airtight containers may explode as dry ice converts to CO2 gas.
  • Keep Out of Reach of Children!

 

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Kari Scott is the editor for Alabama Women Bloggers and can also be found at RaisedSouthern.com where she talks about life as A Southern Mom and Wife, DIY Crafts, Recipes, and much much more!
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Kari Scott is the editor for Alabama Women Bloggers and can also be found at RaisedSouthern.com where she talks about life as A Southern Mom and Wife, DIY Crafts, Recipes, and much much more!

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