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Ltryptophan's avatar

Is saving ice cubes from a finished drink a bad idea?

Asked by Ltryptophan (10280points) August 21st, 2017

Let’s say you pour yourself some carbonated drink. Personally, I like mineral water with fresh lime and a little stevia. After drinking you have a glass full of ice left over. It’s hardly melted. Would it be unhygienic to freeze it and reuse it at that point? (I buy store bought ice that has been RO filtered, otherwise it wouldn’t matter)

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RocketGuy's avatar

It would have some bacteria from your mouth, so it would be OK for you, but not so good for someone else.

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Ltryptophan's avatar

I would not put it back with the general population of other ice cubes. @RocketGuy what if I used a reusable straw?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, I would.

jca's avatar

It’s your ice, it’s your drink, if you want to, you can.

Don’t use it in other people’s drinks.

I think of ice as being disposable. I have an ice maker. If I purchase ice, it’s so cheap I don’t think it’s worthy of reusing.

imrainmaker's avatar

If you keep it for yourself that would be fine. I don’t think people will appreciate having used ice in their drinks!!

Kardamom's avatar

If you keep it in your own cup that’s fine.

Please don’t put it back in with the fresh ice. Your backwash is in there, very unsanitary, and just plain gross.

Gideon2017's avatar

I will put fewer ice cubes in the glass next time.

Muad_Dib's avatar

I’d just chuck it in the dog bowl, personally.

MollyMcGuire's avatar

Not going to happen in my house.

brrahulgowda's avatar

it’s okay for you but not okay for others. Unless they know that it’s a used one.

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