nICE Mug, A Novel DIY Kit That Allows Users to Create Usable Drinking Glasses Made From Ice

nICE Mug

nICE mug is a DIY kit that allows users to create a novel and very usable drinking glass that is molded from ice. Founder Glenn Auerbach, an entrepreneur from Minneapolis, Minnesota, discovered the idea by accident.

One cold Minnesota winter night, as I trudged out to my backyard sauna, I realized that one of the water containers we use to dump water over our heads was left outside, full of water from a sauna a couple days previous. It looked frozen solid. Sitting on the sauna bench, I dumped out the chunk of ice and noticed that the center was unfrozen. I poured out the liquid center and what remained was a perfectly formed drinking glass. Never to miss an opportunity for a cold beer in a hot sauna, my friend and I poured a beer into the ice and took turns sipping ice cold beer in my 180 degree sauna. We finished one beer, then started on another. The nICE mug melted down a bit, but it never leaked. The beer tasted fantastic and nICE mug was born.

nICE kits of different sizes, including the starter kit, are currently available and can be ordered through their site.

Pouring into nICE

Sam Adams and nICE

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