I’ve seen these around for a little while now and always thought they’d be pretty cool to try. And they are. I love how you can make ice cubes in the shape of a circle. This brand is rather large so one ice ball will keep your drink cold for at least an hour. I like to use it in tea so while it slowly melts my drink doesn’t get watered down.
My only problems with these are that 1. it can be hard to get the ice out of the mold. It’s supposed to pop out of the top where it’s made of soft rubber (or silicone) that lets you press in to push the ice ball out. It doesn’t work that way. We’ve only had it come out in the top part about 5% of the time. 2. The edge where the two molds go together often creates a jagged line that isn’t pretty. It doesn’t hurt anything, but if you wanted these for a fancy party, you’ll have to run warm water over the edge and refreeze. And 3. The top isn’t perfectly smooth either. If you fill it up too far, it looks like a nipple on top of a boob. If you don’t fill it up far enough, you’re left with a flat top. It takes several attempts to get it just right and even though there is a line on the mold, it overflows if you fill it up to that point.
So with that being said, we make several each day and keep them in a pitcher in the freezer for when we need ice. I love seeing the looks on guests faces when we bring them a drink with on of these in it, it inevitably ends with them asking how to get their own!
We’ve experimented with making ice balls with tea, soft drinks, chocolate milk… Anything that we drink on a regular basis has been poured into one of these. We love that we can make fancy/cute ice that won’t water down our drinks!
You can purchase these from http://www.ice-ball-mold.com/
where they will link you over to Amazon.
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