I too have encountered a few folks who seem to have forgotten this time-honored recipe.
Thank you for bringing it back for the next generation!
This is the same recipe my mother taught me years ago! Thanks for the memories!
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!!!
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.
Thanks for the recipe! I've been buying mine at the store because I just don't have the time to make my own, but hopefully (one day), I'll bite the bullet and hope they come out right!
Thank God someone copycatted this world famous recipe. Amazing.
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
This is one great recipe that has zero carbs and zero calories!! And it really cools the drinks!! I probably use this recipe more than any other recipe I have. Regardless of how often I make this recipe, there never seems to be enough of it! On several occasions, I even printed out this recipe and posted it on my freezer. It must be a really popular recipe, for each time I come home from work, I find the recipe gone! Thanks so much for this healthy recipe!
I added two tablespoons of cayenne pepper to the water.
Get ready for a mouthful of fire punks!