Coolest Ice Cubes Ever

Light Up Ice Cubes

Light up ice cubes with your logo
Light up ice cubes with your logo | Source

Ice Cubes In All Shapes

Ice cubes have been around for a long time, most of the ice we use is cube shaped, but it does not have to be that way. Its summer time and the weather is heating up, so I decided to find the coolest alternative ice cubes. Not only did i find unique and different ice cubes, I found some reusable ice substitutes and innovative ice making techniques.

Most of the items included in this article are ice trays that mold water into unusual shapes. I have included ice alternatives, ice trays, and ice making systems.

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Frozen Bullets

What is cooler than a AK-47? The epitome of cold war clashes, the AK-47 represents the most dangerous of handheld weapons. The signature ammunition of the AK has become synonymous with war and conflict. These ice cube trays allow you to bring the conflict to your cocktail. You can create eleven AK Frozen Bullets with these ice trays.

Disney World Had These Light Up Ice Cubes

A couple of years ago, I took my son to Disney World in Orlando, FL. At one of the restaurants inside one of the parks, we got light up, plastic ice cubes. You put them in the freezer a couple of hours before you want to use them. Then you take them out and shake them, a small LED comes on and starts to blink.

Under the photo to the right of this text, you will see a link to a company's web site that will create custom light up ice cubes with your logo on them. I am not affiliated with that company, I just wanted to share their information because I used their picture to show you these cool ice cubes.

Instead of putting the ice in your drink, you can put your drink in the ice with these shot glasses made of ice
Instead of putting the ice in your drink, you can put your drink in the ice with these shot glasses made of ice | Source

Cold Boulders

Reusable Ice Boulders
Reusable Ice Boulders | Source

Cold Boulders

These Cold Boulders from Worldwide Fred and Friends are not actually ice cubes but they are still very cool. They look like actual rocks and they are reusable, all you have to do is wash them after you use them and put them back in the freezer.

The next time you make a Gin on the rocks, it will look like you really have rocks in your drink. They stay cold for a long time without watering down your drink which is good because whatever the situation, you do not want a watered down cocktail!

Tetris Ice Cubes
Tetris Ice Cubes | Source
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Tetris Ice Cubes

This link below will take you to a web site that explains how you can make silicon ice trays for your own Tetris Ice Cubes. Some younger readers may not know what Tetris is, but these ice cubes are still cool. The link under the picture, leads you to an article that gives instructions for creating the silicon mold to make these Tetris Ice Cubes.

Chili pepper Ice Cubes

These fun and festive reusable Chilly Peppers, are perfect to cool off a Mojito or Margarita if you are not using crushed ice. (You like how they did a play on words there?) I found these on Cool Stuff Express, here again I am not affiliated with that site, but I figured that I owe a mention to them for providing such an attractive image of Chilly Peppers. I don't know about you, but looking at that picture makes me want a Mojito and some chips and salsa.

Giant Ice Cubes

Giant Ice Cube
Giant Ice Cube | Source

Bigger is Better

If you are the kind of person who believes that bigger is better, these King Cube Jumbo trays from Tovolo are right up your alley. Each cube is about 3 inches square and will probably still be around long after your drink is gone.

I think these things should come with warnings that say you should not bring cubes from these trays near an open body of water, if one of these fell into the water, it would probably sink a boat. Just a thought.

Clear Ice Cubes

I considered adding some information about creating clear ice cubes, however I did not originally include the information. Then I ran across Kathryn Vercillo's hub. She has explained how to create clear ice cubes in her hub on the subject. You can see her hub on how to make clear ice cubes below.

My research shows that the single most important factor to creating clear ice cubes is distilled water. You can purchase distilled water at the grocery store or you can create your own distilled water at home. Distilled water is water that is free from impurities. You can eliminate the impurities by heating water up until it becomes a gas. Then allow the steam to cool off until it becomes water again.

Using a large metal pot, fill it until it is half full. Inside the metal pot you need to place a glass bowl. The bowl should float in the metal pot. Make sure the bowl does not touch the bottom of the pot. Place the lid to the pot on top of the put, but place it upside down. In the upside down lid place ice cubes. As the water in the metal pot heats up, it will turn to a gas and collect on the upside down lid. Then it will cool and run down the lid until it drips into the glass bowl. The water in the glass bowl will be distilled. Use that water to create your ice cubes and they will come out nearly clear.

Ice Orb Caught My Eye

While researching this hub, I ran across "ice systems" that included mechanisms for getting ice out of the tray, and other trays that made stacking easier, however this funky system intrigued me because I couldn't immediately recognize how the water stayed on the sides long enough to freeze.

Instructional Video

It turns out I wasn't the only one stumped by this one. Honestly, I never thought that an ice tray would get the best of me, but it happened. I actually found two different instructional videos on how to use this Ice Orb. One of the videos was on Amazon, I have included a link to the video below. The other video was on Fusion Brands' site. (Ice Orb comes from Fusion Brands)

Never struggle to get ice out again
Never struggle to get ice out again

Novel Ice Trays

Here is the final ice tray that I will feature, it is not so much cool as it is brilliant. The top half of the tray is similar to traditional plastic ice trays, except the shape is more rounded than cube shaped. It is the bottom half of the tray that makes these trays unique. Each pocket created by the hard plastic top, has a rubber like bottom. We found these at Fresh and Easy, a local grocery store chain.

Easy Ice Removal

Everyone has struggled with the problem of getting ice out of a tray. I am not sure why or how it is that ice trays that used to pop cubes out with a simple twist, suddenly become ice prisons, reluctant to let go of their frozen captives, but you will never have to deal with that problem again with these ice trays. Once the water has frozen, all you have to do to get the ice out is turn over the tray and push on the flexible, rubber bottoms. The ice pops out every time.

Ultimate Convenience

The ultimate convenience is having your own personal ice making machine. These personal ice making machines can be located in your bedroom, allowing for an impromptu cocktail or refreshing beverage.

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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

I watched the video, LOL!!!!!

Thanks for sharing, you get a vote-up and a funny for finding that video.


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truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

I like the light up ice cubes. This is a funny Hub and perfect for summer time.


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danfresnourban 5 years ago from Fresno, CA Author

The video is kind of strange, but entertaining none the less.

Truthfornow, thanks for stopping by and reading my hub. The reusable ice cubes are environmentally friendly too.


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Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

I love all of these ice cubes! So cool!!


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danfresnourban 5 years ago from Fresno, CA Author

Thank You Jamie, it has been 106 degrees in my city, so I had plenty of inspiration for the hub.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

What a COOL hub idea - seriously. I love it. My favorite is the shot glasses. That would be a perfect gift for a friend of mine who is hard to buy for. Thanks for a fun read!

Sharyn


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danfresnourban 5 years ago from Fresno, CA Author

thanks for stopping by and reading this hub and your kind words of encouragement.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

Those big ice cubes are too much but I love the novelty of the rest especially the boulders and chili peppers. Cool Hub - rated up!


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danfresnourban 5 years ago from Fresno, CA Author

Thank you Suziecat7, for stopping by this hub. I look forward to reading your hubs.


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lady rain 5 years ago from Australia

I only know ice cubes that are colourless LOL. I have never seen ice cubes like these before. Very interesting.


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danfresnourban 5 years ago from Fresno, CA Author

It is funny you mention that Lady Rain, I was just going to add to this hub. I was going to write about creating 'clear ice' cube. Thanks for reading my hub.


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ktrapp 5 years ago from Illinois

I loved this hub and I loved the rock cubes. How fun and what an easy read. I am going to try a few of these ideas out. Thanks.


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danfresnourban 5 years ago from Fresno, CA Author

Ktrapp I am glad you enjoyed this hub. My favorite cube is the giant ice cubes. I am not sure if I have glasses big enough for them but I still think it would be cool to have them.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

What a "cool" fun hub with lots of great suggestions for making unique ice cubes. These novelty items are great ways to liven any barbecue or party. Thanks for sharing this info. Voted up across the board!


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danfresnourban 5 years ago from Fresno, CA Author

Happyboomernurse,

You have been very supportive and I appreciate it. This hub was inspired by a heat wave that left everyone in my city sweltering. I am glad you enjoyed it.


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Cathi-s World 5 years ago from Modesto, CA

I love the shot glasses.


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danfresnourban 5 years ago from Fresno, CA Author

Thank you for stopping by and reading this Hub. I appreciate the comment.


Dino 3 years ago

Sooo, those "king cubes" are only out there in 2 inches ... where'd ya find the 3 inch ones?

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