Nitro & CO2
What is dry ice? Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide or CO2. It is obtained by reducing the pressure and temperature of liquid CO2 in a controlled manner; this makes the CO2 change into pure white snow. This snow can be used as it is or can be highly compressed to form tablets or pellets of various diameters.
Dry ice is used in the food industry to refrigerate and transport foods that should be kept at low temperatures without exposure to moisture.
However, in avant-garde cooking, it is generally used for visual effects or an aroma vaporizer, as well as fuming and carbonated drinks, fizzy reactions, impressive presentations at buffets, etc.
Making dry ice instantly is easy, safe and does not require much equipment. It can be handled without danger by yourself or fellow diners, and is odorless and tasteless.