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Jun 18, 2014 06:44 PM

Looking for soft, chewable "nugget" ice cubes

I am 8.5 months pregnant and I crave ice and chewing it all day long. I grew up in the south where this kind of nugget ice was readily available and I consider it a "comfort" food. It's so soft and chewable. I'm desperate to find somewhere that serves or sells this kind of ice. Please help a (neurotic & hormonal) pregnant lady's wish come true!

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  1. Sadly, I don't know where to get it.

    But I wish I did looks great for many of my favorite drink applications.

    1. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's store ice makers, at least the ones here in L.A., make that kind of ice. Bring a few gallon resealable bags and see if they'll fill them up, for free or for a fee.

      1. Quick fix -- fill McDonald's straws [which are about the largest in diameter of any readily available) with water and freeze.
        Then break them into chunks.
        You'll get the SHAPE that way.

        I'm not sure how to get the texture-- dump "mostly frozen" broken up straw ice into a bin with a little water to coat and then freeze some more?

        We call that style "Chick-fil-a Ice" or [apologies in advance] Rabbit Pellet Ice.
        It is also our favourite shape/style!!

        Source of your pic?

        Here're some other interesting things I found online:

        1. An old trick for soft ice is to add a few drops of lime juice (or other citrus) to an ice tray and fill with water before freezing.

          1. I don't know where to buy this kind of ice, but please talk to your health care provider about this craving - she or she might be concerned about pica and/or anemia.

            Best of luck!