We’ve all been to social functions where dry ice was utilized, and it was likely a memorable sight. Dry ice is most often seen at haunted houses, kids’ parties, DJ events, and even elegant society soirees. This is how we often think about dry ice, but its uses go beyond this.
If you are hosting an outdoor event where food and beverage is being served, it is paramount to keep the food chilled and safe for consumption. Dry ice can also keep regular ice from melting when placed below an ice chest or bowl, and is a great accompaniment on hiking or camping trips to keep consumables chilled for 3 to 4 day stretches. Should you lose power, dry ice will continue to function to preserve food and beverage in a pinch. So while dry ice can help create beautiful special effects, it can also be a handy tool to prevent ice from melting and food from spoiling.