At Circus Ice Cream, we have dry ice in stock at all times. We request that you call in
advance to ensure that we have enough to meet you needs. In the rare cases when
there isn't enough dry ice to fill your order, we can usually get more in stock by the
next business day. Delivery of dry ice is available but certain minimums and a delivery
fee apply. If you are planning on picking up a dry ice order, bring a cooler with you to
transport it or you can purchase a heavy duty styrofoam cooler from us. There are
two sizes available for $10.00 and $14.00.
Dry ice is solidified carbon dioxide and is extremely hazardous if handled
improperly. Remember to only handle it with heavy gloves and allow for
|Dry Ice Prices
$1.50 per pound
All weights are approximate and prices do not include 6% MD sales tax.
Blocks can be cut to any size or weight the customer desires.
Dry ice temperature is -109.3 F. ALWAYS handle dry ice with care, wear gloves at
all times - an oven mitt or towel will also work. Prolonged contact with bare skin will
cause an injury similar to a burn.
Store dry ice in an insulated container. For longer storage, wrap the ice in a towel
or in newspaper. DO NOT put dry ice in an airtight container - the carbon dioxide
gas will cause the container to expand or even explode. ALWAYS provide for
proper ventilation. Carbon dioxide gas sinks to low levels and will replace
oxygenated air, which could cause suffocation. When transporting dry ice, we
recommend that you leave your windows cracked open.
Dry ice stored in a working freezer will cause your thermostat to turn off the freezer.
DO NOT leave dry ice on a tiled or solid surface counter top as the extreme cold
could crack it.
DO NOT place dry ice directly on a glass shelf in your refrigerator.
Plan to pick up the dry ice as close to the time it is needed as possible. You will
lose approximately 10%, or 5 to 10 lbs every 24 hours, whichever is greater.
Unwrap and leave at room temperature in a well ventilated area, it will sublimate
from a solid state to a gas.
For freezing - place dry ice on top of the items you want to freeze. Do not allow
direct contact with meat or fish - freezer burn could occur.
For cooling - place dry ice in the bottom of your container then cover with regular
ice or an insulating material.
Protect trophy game - pack your animal or fish in dry ice to prevent spoilage. Do
not allow direct contact with meat or fish or freezer burn damage may result.
For camping - place dry ice in the bottom of your cooler, cover it with ice cubes,
then pack your cooler with food and beverages. The cooler could keep cold for 3
to 4 days.
Fog effects - keep water warm with a hot plate or replenish the water as it is cooled
by the dry ice.
Keeping liquids cool - add dry ice to your punch bowl to keep liquids cool without
the “watering-down” effect caused by using regular ice. Use small pieces of dry ice
and make sure it doesn’t settle at the bottom of the bowl, which could cause it to
crack or shatter.
Carbonating beverages - try out this root beer recipe. To make one gallon of root
beer, mix: 2 cups of sugar, 1 gallon of water, 1 oz root beer extract, then add one to
two pounds of dry ice. Before drinking, be sure that all of the dry ice has
|Wet Ice Prices
10 lb bag $1.50
25 lb bag $3.50
|Circus Ice Cream, Inc
16 Irongate Drive Waldorf, MD
(301) 843-8846 (301) 934-3441
Open 6 days a week - Closed Sundays
|Dry ice is sold on a first-come, first-served basis. We will not reserve dry
ice, you need to come in and pick it up. Companies requiring large
quantities please call for availability and possible delivery quotes. Dry ice is
$1.50 per pound plus tax. There is a 5 five pound minimum. Five pounds is
roughly the size of a brick. Please bring a cooler to transport the ice - we
will run out of boxes!
|If you are having an emergency and require dry ice and we
are closed, please call 301-751-0588. There will be a $50
charge for all orders processed outside of our normal hours