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♬Walk Away Joe♬ Best cup to carry around a cool drink all day?

Apologies for the coffee-implied title, but what I really want is a 32oz cup for COLD liquids all day.
My current procedure is to get a $1 Diet Coke at McD each morning, and then use that plastic cup for the rest of the day for my water.

Those plastic cups don't really have an "cooling properties," so by 3pm my water tastes like room temperature plastic, but I do sort-of feel as if I am recycling.
I have access to a water cooler [of intermittent quality] several times a day but NO ICE.

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  1. It's not going to last all day but I've half filled my water bottle and put it in the freezer overnight. In the AM I fill it the rest of the way with water. But I'm using an insulated bottle and that helps also.

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    1. re: c oliver

      I go "all-in" and freeze a filled 24-oz. sports bottle; but you're right, even that won't last all day.

      1. re: mcsheridan

        But then you can't drink from it for awhile. That's why I only do half. I'm a BIG water drinker, to the point that if I leave home without my bottle I'll either return home to get it or buy a bottle of water (which I hate to do for environmental reasons but I'll reuse for ages)

    2. NOT being snarky, but do you have access to a fridge/freezer? At beginning of 2013-14 school year, I hit dollar store for a few ice cube trays. Have a big, double-walled cup that I fill to brim with ice at the beginning of the day. Will refill with more ice 1-2 times during the day.

        1. You need a Stanley, more durable, or Thermos vacuum bottle if you want all day.


          1. Contigo 16oz auto seal is my go to, hot or cold. The West Loop goes up to 24 oz. Can't be beat for my money. http://www.gocontigo.com/mugs/

            1. I use a Klean Kanteen, but the insulated ones only go up to 20oz.

              1. Zojirushi makes a 34 oz. thermos (the Tuff Sports). I've got a 20 oz. I use for hot beverages and it keeps drinks verrrrry hot for over 8 hours. I can only imagine cold is the same.

                  1. We swear by our Hydro Flasks. Living in Tampa, things get HOT fast, especially when sitting in a cupholder in a car. Hydro Flask, with ice/water, will still have ice after 4-5 hours in the sun. It should certainly work for your needs. Sent one to Mom in Hawaii, now bro and his wife want them, too.

                    Several sizes are available, up to 64 oz.

                    Amazon has some of them, too.

                    1. Hydro Flask. They work.