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.
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