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Need crushed ice for my Kentucky Derby party's mint juleps

rybotron Apr 29, 2008 10:49 PM

Yes I've seen the tutorial on crushed ice, but it will take all week to crush the amount of ice I need for my delicious mint juleps! Does anyone know of a place in San Francisco or close by that sells crushed ice?

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  1. Chipotle RE: rybotron Apr 30, 2008 10:29 AM

    While this is not a direct answer to your question, I ended up just buying a Waring IC70 ice crusher for drinks. (Which, uh, I'm sure you can get in San Francisco, or close by.)

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: rybotron Apr 30, 2008 10:33 AM

      I've never seen bagged crushed ice. I think marketing it would be problematic as it tends to clump up.

      1. hot breath RE: rybotron Apr 30, 2008 07:29 PM

        I have the Waring Pro, got it off of Amazon and obviously that is no help, but I know you can get a small retro hand crank ice crusher from Bed Bath and Beyond or a small electric one for about $40 (has a 16 oz recepticle).

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          rybotron RE: hot breath May 1, 2008 11:24 AM

          Thanks! I am heading to Bed Bath and Beyond tonight to pick some extras for this weekend so I'll check out the hand crushers and the electrics.

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          gordon wing RE: rybotron May 1, 2008 03:46 PM

          Try calling SF Ice Company .......Tel: 415.671.1055

          Ask about something called snow ice ...... it's crushed ice - much smaller than ice cubes ...... often used for seafood display/oyster bars...... not sure if it's the right shape / size for mint juleps or not but I suspect they can help you! But if you can crush your own that's even better.

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