nICE Mug, A Reusable Mold That Creates a Drinking Mug Made of Ice

Minneapolis inventor Glenn Auerbach of Saunatimes and his team of friends have developed the “nICE Mug,” a reusable mold that creates a drinking mug made of ice. Glenn is raising funds on Kickstarter for its production.

After much research and experimentation, I have designed a patent pending mold that is shaped how nature freezes water in a container: thicker at the bottom and thinner along the sides. The material is food grade reusable plastic. The nICE hold feels good in your hand, insulating your hand from the ice. There’s a sponge at the bottom of the nICE hold to absorb the melting ice. I love how the product is all 100% reusable. Yea, it takes energy to freeze nICE mugs, but it’s nice to know that there’s no waste: your nICE mug melts and you can use what’s left to rub on your sore shoulder.

Here is a video where Glenn explains how the idea was born:

nICE Mug

nICE Mug

videos and image via nICE Mug

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