where to buy cocktail ice or food-grade ice blocks?
- Robert Lauriston Nov 29, 2012 08:30 AM
Does anyplace sell Kold Draft cubes or other clear, hard, large, extra-cold ice cubes?
Failing that, who wells food-grade ice blocks that can be sawn down?
Previous topic asking both where to buy and how to make at home got moved to Home Cooking:
Well, there's SF Ice Company in Bayview:
45 Williams Ave
7AM -5PM Mon - Sat
7AM -1PM Sun
Their blocks are good, but not really crystal-clear, if I recall correctly. I've only been there for dry ice in recent years.
I've heard that there's a liquor store somewhere in Berkeley with a wonderful dice-sized cube machine. A guy bartending a private party that I attended a few years ago had these amazing cubes. He wouldn't reveal what liquor store other than to say it was in Berkeley.
Sur la Table sells a nice ice cube mold that makes a large round cube..I have been using distilled water and getting perfect clear cubes for cocktails. It is silicone and 10 bucks for two molds.