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The Ice Shaker™ water bottle and shaker cup was created and designed by Chris Gronkowski in 2016.

Chris Gronkowski ice shaker protein mixing cup water bottle

Chris Gronkowski is a former NFL player who played fullback for the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos. 

A Note From the Owner, Chris Gronkowski:

"Since my NFL career ended I decided it was time to get rid of the excess weight I've been carrying for years and to get into shape.  It was the middle of the summer in Texas and I was at the gym with my plastic shaker bottle (yes I had about 10 of them like everyone else).  By the time I actually got to the gym all the ice had melted and my car's cupholder was full of water from the condensation on the bottle.  My water was warm and every time I set my bottle down it would leave a sweat ring and water on the floor.  So my journey began, I needed to find a shaker cup that would keep my drinks cold with the convenient easy open pop top lid. I also wanted to be able to use it all day long, not just at the gym.  I looked everywhere for this but couldn't find what I was looking for.  There are all kinds of insulated bottles on the market and all kinds of shaker bottles, but there was nothing that was both vacuum insulated and a shaker bottle with the convenient pop top lid.  I decided at that point that I was going to make the best shaker cup that I possibly could.  I focused on what I currently did not like about the plastic shaker bottles that I used for years and what I loved about them.  What I did not like about them was the fact that they smelled terrible and you couldn't get the smell out if you accidentally left protein in them for a day or two.  To combat this problem I went with a kitchen grade stainless steel bottle that will not absorb odor.  Of course the protein will still start to smell if you leave old protein in it for days, but you can easily clean the stainless steel bottle and get the smell out.  Next, I couldn't stand that the plastic shakers had absolutely no insulation allowing my water to be warm in a short period of time, all while dripping and sweating all over my hands, my cup holder, the table, and floor.  To fix this problem the Ice Shaker is constructed with a double wall and is vacuum insulated.  This allows the Ice Shaker to hold ice for over 30 hours in a 75 degree room all without any condensation building up on the outside of the bottle.  The Ice Shaker will not leave sweat rings on your tables and the cold temperature inside the bottle will not transfer to the outside of the bottle.  Now what I love about the classic plastic shaker bottles was the shape and the easy open pop top lid.  The shape of the classic tapered shaker bottle allows you to easily fill it and clean the bottle and it fits into all standard size cup holders.  The leak proof pop top lid is so easy to open but strong enough to close and shake.  By fixing all the problems with the old plastic shaker bottles and keeping all the great features I was able to create what I believe is the best shaker bottle on the market."

Chris Gronkowski