The 10 Best Freezer Mugs
This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in April of 2018. Nothing beats a cold and refreshing drink on a hot day, but it doesn't take long for your beer, soda, or cocktail to start warming up. Beat the heat with one of these freezer mugs, which will keep your beverage chilled without watering it down, like ice cubes do. They are available in a variety of styles, from tumblers to traditional mugs, to suit anyone's preferences. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
May 28, 2020:
Plain mugs have their place, but if you are serious about keeping your beverage cold from the first sip to the last, you'll want to think about using a handy freezer mug. You'll find a variety here, including those with some sort of element to make freezing easier or last longer, as well as those that are simple but freezer-safe.
In the former category, the BC Inter Frosty, the Greenbrier Red, and the Duck House NFL are strong choices thanks to gel that freezes to keep the contents cold. You'll want to hand wash these, but for the most part, they are easy enough to care for and use. Or, for vino, there's the Host Cooling Cups, which are unbreakable wine glasses that are also filled with gel. Plus, they have a silicone grip that keeps your hand from warming up the glass. After some consideration, we've kept the Zoku Slush and Shake, as well. It offers an interesting concept, but actually creating a frosty slush can take some effort, so it's definitely not for the impatient.
If you're looking for a simple glass that is freezer safe, consider the Amlong Crystal or the Chefcaptain Dimple Stein. Affordably priced, these beer mugs are great alternatives to a standard pint glass, with handles that keep your hands off the glass. The handles found on the latter are just a touch small, however, so if you've got big mitts, you might find it frustrating to hold.
Hammacher Schlemmer Single Beer Instant Chiller You can't go back in time and place a mug in the freezer, but you can use the Hammacher Schlemmer Single Beer Instant Chiller to quickly bring your beverage to a palatable temperature. Plug it in to bring down the temperature of the surface plate and aluminum cup, which you can then use to cool your drink in a hurry. hammacher.com
Williams Sonoma Monogrammed Whether for yourself or for a friend, the Williams Sonoma Monogrammed will be a welcome, personalized addition to a home's barware. Completely freezer safe, these lead-free mugs have room for either a single or triple initials and boast an attractively-shaped handle. williams-sonoma.com
IdeaStage 12-Ounce Frost For a team or business, the IdeaStage 12-Ounce Frost makes a great promotional item, since you can customize it with your own logo or artwork. You'll need to purchase in bulk, but samples are available in case you'd like to see one up close before you order. ideastage.com