But what about ice balls rather than cubes? Years ago I stumbled across a Kickstarter for a mold that makes a perfect ice sphere. That's when I first thought it was cool.
Let me introduce you to Ice Ball Makers. Spherical ice balls won't just make everyone jealous. Bartenders and professional drinkers use all sorts of ice for different reasons. Some people like a sprinkle of water in their drink, alcohol or not. This can bring out the taste.
|Ice ball in a small glass|
Other people may like a few ice cubes to chill their drink and have the ice water "water it down." But as the ice melts, it dilutes the drink, and you lose more and more flavor.
Ice balls take care of the dilution issue though. A sphere of ice exposes less surface area for the same amount of volume than a cube of ice. The less surface area that is exposed to the drink in your glass, the slower the ice will melt.
Therefore, a sphere of ice will melt slower than a cube. With help from Ice Ball Makers, you can use one of their mold trays to chill your drink without quickly diluting it.
|One mold makes four ice balls|
Using the ice ball mold tray is really easy. Put the two pieces of the tray together and then fill water through the four little holes. Fill them so it overflows a bit and then stick it in the freezer.
Honestly, don't expect a perfect sphere, but the balls still come out pretty good. There are far more expensive options out there, but these molds are affordable and easy to use.
More about the ice ball mold:
- Made from non-toxic silicone
- Dishwasher safe
- Freezer safe
- Microwave safe
- Oven safe
- Mold makes four 1.75” spheres
So who wants to try this?! The folks at Ice Ball Makers have been gracious enough to offer an ice ball mold trays to TWO lucky Giveaway Guy readers.
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Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.