It’s easy to take the humble ice cube for granted. Sure, ice keeps your drink cold for a while, but once it melts you’re left with a watered-down shadow of your drink’s former glory. But it doesn't have to be that way! Check out some of our tips, tricks and recipes that will help take your ice cubes from sub-par to star with fun shapes, flavors and more in just a few easy steps!
Savor The Flavors
Think of your ice as not just a way to keep your drink cool, but as an actual method of ingredient distribution by infusing your cubes with fun flavors and decorations. Keep it simple by adding some small lemon slices to your cubes before freezing, or go crazy with herbs, fruits, veggies and spices that will compliment your drink. You can even add in edible flowers for a drink that not only tastes delicious but is sure to look beautiful and wow your guests! Here are some fun ideas you can use today:
Get In Shape
Easily transform those not-so-hip square ice cubes into any shape your heart desires with simple ice molds. Try long thin strips for drinks in tall glasses, short, stout rectangles for small glasses or even stars or hearts for any glasses in-between. Remember, the smaller shapes melt faster and—of course—the larger ones melt more slowly, so be sure to take that into account when deciding on your drink/ice combination.
Stay Cool Without Ice!
Want to keep your drink cold without watering it down at all? Try freezing grapes, herbs or other fruits without water to cool down your beverage without sacrificing any of the concentrated flavor. Plus once you’ve finished your drink, you’ve got a snack ready! You can even freeze cubes of coffee to use in homemade iced coffee drinks for a caffeinated treat.
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