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pete k Oct 25, 2011 11:20 AM

Can anyone point to me an online retailer where I can purchase a tray or gadget that makes large ice cubes?

I'm thinking something similiar to the cube in this picture.

  1. pete k Oct 25, 2011 12:08 PM

    They both appear to be the same size, 2 sq inches. I wonder if there are trays that make bigger cubes out there? Does anyone know if an inexpensive way to recreate an ice sphere?

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    1. re: pete k
      davis_sq_pro Oct 25, 2011 01:44 PM

      Inexpensive? Ice pick and lots of practice :-)

      1. re: davis_sq_pro
        JMF Oct 26, 2011 05:38 AM

        I use a paring knife and a bar towel and carve large chunks or cubes into spheres. Faster than an ice pick, although I do like my set of Suntory ice picks.

    2. EvergreenDan Oct 25, 2011 12:02 PM

      Here's a similar product that makes 6 2"-sized cubes at a time. The bottle corners are chamfered which makes them easier to get out. My only problem is that they just barely fit into my lowball glasses. They fit sideways if I don't fill them all the way (which is way easier, since they don't spill). With one of these, I can fit a drink that has 3-4 oz of ingredients into the shaker -- perfect for my use.


      www.kindredcocktails.com | Craft + Collect + Concoct + Categorize + Community

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      1. re: EvergreenDan
        yarm Oct 25, 2011 12:10 PM

        We have these and they work great in most of our double old fashioned glasses. As Dan said, the cubes just pop right out. They contain 8 cubic inches of ice (most ice cubes are around 1+ cubic inches).

        Originally, I was using plastic cups and peeling away the plastic. Then ice balls from MOMA which are attractive but harder to extract:


        1. re: yarm
          pete k Oct 25, 2011 12:19 PM

          I can always count on you guys, thank you.

          I did some researching and came across a piece that discussed the balloon method for making spheres. Worth a shot?

          1. re: pete k
            yarm Oct 25, 2011 01:14 PM

            That sounds like something Camper English of Alcademics wrote about a year or two ago. It will work, just make sure you rinse the inside of any powder or other residue that will add off flavors to the ice.

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        Sydneyeats Oct 25, 2011 11:31 AM

        Williams Sonoma....


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        1. re: Sydneyeats
          jeanmarieok Oct 25, 2011 11:57 AM

          Thanks for the tip - I ordered one for my dad for christmas - he's always complaining that his ice melts too fast. Just FYI - it's backordered til Nov 11.

          1. re: Sydneyeats
            pete k Oct 25, 2011 12:03 PM

            Excellent, thank you!

            I also found this one.


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