I like my drinks nearly frozen (but not frozen because then I get brain freeze and I'm a little afraid I might hurt myself trying to warm my brain). So, I hit up Google to find out how big ice is made. Yes, I am aware it's frozen water, but I wanted a giant square of ice to sit in my glass and keep the contents cold without watering them down in seconds.
I found these at Sur La Table. And I found these. I was given a few tips at the store:
- Use distilled or filtered water.
- Unlike regular ice cube molds, these cubes will need a little bit of shimmying to get them out of the holder.
- If there's a film in your drink, it's minerals from the molds. Rinse the ice before putting it in your drink.
Sounded simple enough. Then, I looked at the directions for the sphere ice molds:
I cleared out space in my freezer (now it's my big ice shelf) and set to filling these giant molds.
this recipe I found on Pinterest). It looks less strawberryish because I mixed it with cream soda. IT'S DELICIOUS!
- I did not drink all of these things in one setting. This purely scientific sampling was done over a few days.
- I learned you must be careful when you get to the bottom of the drink. Those cubes are heavy and when they clank into your teeth, it is not a nice thing. I may lose a tooth over this.