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TamaleTrolley

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Anybody Know a Method to Frost a Cup With Ice? Sun, 07/22/12 9:02 PM (permalink)
Thinking about a "homemade root beer + sirloin burgers + Belgian fries" concept. I'd like a way to serve the root beer in a cup (disposable obviously) covered with frost, for aesthetic appeal. Those of you who are old like me remember when they served it in frosted glass mugs--like that.
 
Has anybody seen a device that can frost a plastic cup? I was daydreaming something that might blow a stream of air through a bed of dry ice and into the interior of the cup while simultaneously misting the outside of the cup with water vapor, until a good thick coat of frost forms. But somebody has probably invented something that works?
 
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    6star

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    Re:Anybody Know a Method to Frost a Cup With Ice? Sun, 07/22/12 10:24 PM (permalink)
    I don't suppose this website would do you any good:
    http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/plastic-frosted-mug.html
     
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      stubby77

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      Re:Anybody Know a Method to Frost a Cup With Ice? Sun, 07/22/12 11:06 PM (permalink)
      Back when I worked in a pizza place, we used to keep the beer mugs (plastic, but not disposable, pretty thick) in the freezer. When they were in the freezer they looked normal, but as soon as you pulled it out and started to pour the beer, moisture from the air around the mug would condense and freeze to the mug, frosting it. No contraption required. That being said, I have no idea if a thin disposable cup would retain enough cold to do the same thing.
       
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        Foodbme

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        Re:Anybody Know a Method to Frost a Cup With Ice? Mon, 07/23/12 4:46 AM (permalink)
        You can buy frosted disposable cups. The cup surface gives the inpression that the cup is frosted.
        Any frosted mugs like you describe come with handles. Without handles, you wouldn't be able to hold therm.
        Google "frosted disposible cups" for samples
         
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          wheregreggeats.com

          Re:Anybody Know a Method to Frost a Cup With Ice? Mon, 07/23/12 7:22 AM (permalink)
          I am always disappointed when presented a frosted mug ... I always feel the ice waters down the drink ... and with root beer and beer in particular, there are two beverages I don't want watered down.
           
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            lornaschinske

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            Re:Anybody Know a Method to Frost a Cup With Ice? Mon, 07/23/12 11:49 AM (permalink)
            Thin plastic cups may break easier when frozen.
             
            I have a couple glass tankards sitting in my freezer all the time.
             
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              marco226

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              Re:Anybody Know a Method to Frost a Cup With Ice? Mon, 07/23/12 3:35 PM (permalink)
              you can buy a glass froster. however they are expensive.
               
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                Foodbme

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                Re:Anybody Know a Method to Frost a Cup With Ice? Mon, 07/23/12 4:30 PM (permalink)
                marco226

                you can buy a glass froster. however they are expensive.

                ONLY $1400.00 to $1700.00!
                http://www.kitchenrestaurantsupply.com/store/ccat.cfm/store/mfg_id=29/c_id=100?gclid=CIyP_t3RsLECFccBRQodynsA4Q
                 
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                  jcheese

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                  Re:Anybody Know a Method to Frost a Cup With Ice? Mon, 07/23/12 6:19 PM (permalink)
                  CO2 might work, but I think I would abandon the idea. Only other idea I can think of is if you have regulars, sell them a glass mug and have them bring it back to exchange for a frosted one, maybe with a discount.
                   
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                    TamaleTrolley

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                    Re:Anybody Know a Method to Frost a Cup With Ice? Mon, 07/23/12 11:36 PM (permalink)
                    Hrm. Okay, thanks for taking the time to think about this. Might be a stinker of an idea. Wouldn't be the first one I've had (wouldn't even be the first one I've had _today_).
                     
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