LN2-frozen cocktail popsicles -- the cocksicle!


37 Responses to “LN2-frozen cocktail popsicles -- the cocksicle!”

  1. Mantissa128 says:


  2. TrollyMcTrollington says:

    I see what you did there.

  3. voiceinthedistance says:

    The photo posted does little to help clear up the confusion over the chosen name for this comestible.

    I’m just happy that they were not made with liquid nitrogen and real cocks.

  4. Remy Porter says:

    Oh! We should make some healthy ones, using other fruits and vegetables. Like peas! Then we could have a cocksicle full of healthy, green, peaness.

  5. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Get drunk and remove your warts.

  6. eselqueso says:

    Because I have liquid nitrogen handy…

    • malindrome says:

      Googling around a bit, it looks like LN2 is WAY too expensive to blow on a pop, so to speak.  Maybe Bill Gates can afford to make cryopops at home, but I’ll stick to the old vodka-in-the-freezer trick for now.

      • SamLL says:

        LN2 is quite cheap and can be purchased at many welding supply stores. It’s comparable in price to milk or gasoline, if not cheaper. Buying a dewar to contain it safely is not cheap (~$300 new) but is a one-time expense.

    • Ultan says:

      I wonder if there’s a market for a home LN2 machine? Applications: super deep freeze, inert gas production for other storage, ice cream, poptails/cocksicles, semen and embryo storage  for farm and/or mad science, home frozen sections (new frontiers in prosciutto slicing?), fog machines, leidenfrost effect demonstrations, pulverizing things that normally can’t be pulverized (e.g. aluminum cans)…

      Of course some [redacted by DHS] could be produced, too, which [redacted by DHS.]

  7. chris jimson says:

    Uh, yeah. . . you gotta find a better name than “cocksicle.”

  8. dolo54 says:

    This should be a hit with the UFC/college grunt crowd. “Hey bro I just made cocksicles! You down to get your slurp on?”

    Also wouldn’t this give a really massive brain freeze?

    • Susan Carley Oliver says:

       Since brain freeze is caused by extended cold contact with the soft palate, I am certain there is a deep throat joke to be made here.

  9. Jacob Gallagher says:

    When I was in college my roommate made Jacksicles (frozen Jack Daniels) after getting his hands on some LN2. His tongue was frost bitten/blistered shortly thereafter.

    • Hegelian says:

       Yeah, how cold are the resulting frozen confections? Pure ethanol freezes at -114C.

      • Beanolini says:

        Freezing point of 40%(80 proof) alcohol is about -25C. If your drink is sugary, it would probably be a bit lower.

        But fractional freezing means that you can’t freeze the whole lot until you get right down to -114C; the ice and the remaining liquid just get more and more alcoholic.

  10. Calvin Jae says:

    This is the most disappointing boingboing post ever, speaking as a gay boy with alcohol intolerance.

  11. kichigaijin says:

    I can’t wait to wrap my lips around one of these!

  12. papiermeister says:

    seems like this would be something akin to licking the frozen flagpole in sub-zero weather, no? I’m not sure I’d risk my toungue-hide for a novel approach to serving my drug of choice!

  13. retchdog says:

    so they discovered that frozen shots taste awful and went to weak drinks instead. but at that point you don’t really need LN2 (although it is fun, and does make things much faster). if you’re more patient, just dry ice in an insulated container should be adequate. even a good home freezer should be enough for champagne.

  14. avocadotoe says:

    +1 retchdog. I’d agree that anything that can’t be frozen with a conventional freezer will probably give you cold burns – so LN2 is wasted of alcopopsicles.

    However, it’s great for instant ice cream – take any ice cream recipe (or cream, sugar and flavouring) and stir up with LN2 in a metal or plastic bowl (wood spoon and OVEN MITTS, please). 
    Short (few seconds) exposures to LN2 are harmless as there’s an insulating gas layer between skin and cold liquid. However, avoid pressurised jets and don’t let it get caught in clothing or shoes. A dewar is mainly needed for transport – over short distances a closed styrofoam box is probably sufficient.

  15. austinhamman says:

    yeah im not sure i want to lick anything that needed LN2 to be frozen…i mean just drinking alchohol out of the freezer is…an experience…down to freezing levels im risking burning my mouth…
    some searching it seem ethanol freezes at around -114 degrees celcius…
    no thank you.

  16. bloodybl says:

    Did anyone else get the wrong idea completely when they saw the term”Cocksicle”?

  17. purple-stater says:

    While I can appreciate the science involved, if it won’t freeze in an ordinary freezer, you’re mixing it way too strong.

  18. Eric Hunt says:

    I think I’ve seen this in a Treasure Island Video somewhere before…..

    Oh wait, that was made of protein and sugar, not alcohol and sugar.

  19. ChickieD says:

    I wonder if these new rapid freeze pop machines would be a cheaper alternative? I assume they get super cold; I don’t know if they get cold enough to freeze alcohol but if the alcohol concentration was not too high??

  20. Chad Tatum says:


  21. Teller says:

    There a Peni Colada flavor?

  22. pxlpig says:

    The Cocksicle is a popular Mardi Gras treat!

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