Ice Cream with Dry Ice: A New Twist on Your Favorite Treat

Transform your kitchen into an exciting ice cream lab and give a twist to your favorite treat using dry ice. This guide will walk you through the process of making trendy spiral ice cream rolls at home.

Safety First with Dry Ice

Handling dry ice requires caution due to its extremely cold temperature of -109°F. It’s essential to use protective gloves (insulated gloves) and safety goggles to prevent any cold burns or injuries. Always handle dry ice in a well-ventilated area to ensure safety.

Gathering Your Supplies

You’ll need the following items:

  • Dry Ice
  • Protective/Insulated Gloves and Safety Goggles
  • Mallet or Hammer (for breaking the dry ice)
  • Wide Metal Spatula or Scraper
  • Sheet Pans
  • Thawed Ice Cream Base (Homemade or Store-Bought)

Making Homemade Ice Cream Base

For a rich and creamy homemade ice cream, combine:

  • 2 cups of Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • ¾ cup of Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Stir these ingredients until the sugar is completely dissolved. Feel free to add flavorings or mix-ins as desired.

Step-by-Step Guide to Making Dry Ice Ice Cream

  1. Prepare the Dry Ice: Using a mallet or hammer, carefully break the dry ice into small pieces.
  2. Set the Stage: Spread the dry ice pieces evenly on a sheet pan.
  3. Pour the Base: Gently pour your thawed ice cream base over the dry ice.
  4. Freezing the Magic: As the base contacts the dry ice, it will begin to freeze. Use the spatula to spread it evenly.
  5. Roll it Up: Once the ice cream reaches the right consistency, use the spatula to roll it into spirals.
  6. Repeat: Continue this process until all your ice cream base is used.

Serving and Enjoying Your Creation

Serve your homemade ice cream rolls with a variety of toppings like fruits, nuts, chocolate chips, or syrups. Experiment with presentation styles to make the dessert visually appealing and even more enjoyable.

Making ice cream with dry ice is not only about savoring a delicious treat; it’s an engaging and creative culinary experience. Whether you’re a classic vanilla fan or an adventurous flavor explorer, the process is bound to be enjoyable and rewarding.


Ready to dive into the world of ice cream making with dry ice? Visit Sub Zero Ice Services for all your dry ice needs. Embark on this frosty culinary adventure and share your delectable creations and flavor discoveries with us!

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