Are these gluten free?
This may be one of the trickiest recipes I've ever attempted. No matter what, the ice cubes seem to come out completely flavorless. I've tried warm water, cold water, bottled water, and tap water. I've tried adding two extra tablespoons of water. I've tried increasing the freezing time. I've even tried using both plastic and metal trays, but nothing seems to help. I was so disappointed with this last batch that I finally just gave up and threw them in a blender with some sweetened lime juice and a generous amount of tequila. I don't really remember what happened after that, but I woke up this morning on the front lawn wearing nothing but a lampshade and with the mother of all headaches. Now I'm off to look for a recipe for a hangover remedy instead. Hope others have better luck with this recipe than I did!!!
Wow, what a treat- I feel like I live in a fancy restaurant now!
My first batch came out looking like cold cubes of YooHoo, so I made an audible and switched my Houston tap water with a bottled source- much better now.
Is there a Kosher version to this recipe?
This is a workmanlike, versatile recipe. Those who want to up their game will want to move on to Hand-made Frozen Water-Marinated Water. A bit of extra time and effort, and possible serious injury, but a crowd-and emergency-room pleaser and well worth it.
For the water: 2 c water
For the marinade: 1 c water.
1. Fill medium-sized bowl with water
2. Drizzle in marinade, one teaspoon at a time
3. Cover with plastic wrap and leave at room temperature 24 hours
4. Uncover water carefully, and with a silicon spatula, gently scrape the condensed marinated water on the underside of the plastic wrap into a small container and set aside
5. Open freezer door
6. In each hand, gently scoop one handful of water from bowl (do not discard remainder, though no one knows why)
7. Gently put hands as far back in freezer as possible
8. Use right shoulder, then chin, to close freezer door
9. Remain motionless for 10-14 hours
10. Remove hands from freezer
If you are able to open hands, you will have two uniquely shaped frozen delicacies, and usually only mild frostbite. (If hands are too frozen to unbend fingers, place on countertop and rest at room temperature.)
Slide each Frozen Water into an espresso cup and garnish with reserved condensed Water-Marinated Water.
Beverage pairing: Steamed Ice Cube Tea
For a more delicate version, see Hand-made Frozen Water-Scented Water.
I am going to print this recipe and tack it to the fridge. I dont think my husband know how to make ice cubes! Now if only there were a recipe here for "How to Change the Toilet Paper Roll" roflmho
I added two tablespoons of cayenne pepper to the water.
Get ready for a mouthful of fire punks!
So funny. I love it! Chef #1408275s response had to be the best ever.
I used to only have ice cubes when I could fill trays and set them outside during our New England winters. Thanks for the freezer tip! Finally, some cold drinks for other seasons!
I love recipes like this that you can make ahead of time. I highly suggest doubling this one too. This would be a great summertime thing and will "WOW" your guests. I do not hand this recipe out willy-nilly. It is now what people request for me to make.
If you plan on adding these to water after they've frozen, consider adding bits of cucumber, lime, orange, rosemary, lemon, or mint (or a mixture of a few of these together) and you'll have a refreshing addition to your already refreshing drink!