OMG I am so glad that I found this recipe. I can't believe I have been buying ice from the stores all this time. And here it is so easy to make. I gave it 4 stars becuz the flavor just isn't up there compared to the store bought but is good in a pinch
These turned out so great that I decided to package some up and share about a dozen or so as my Christmas gifts this year!
I left a beautifully wrapped box under the tree for each of my family members.
Odd, they didn't seem to appreciate the gift nearly as much as I thought they would - none of them even remembered what they got. Mom even got mad at ME for the gift - she was rambling on and on about packages being ruined by water...I don't understand .
I'm making this my go-to ice cube recipe - it's the one I reach for now every time. Just changed a few things... added some diced onions, beef stock, garlic, carrots & celery, chunks of stew meat, salt & pepper. And boiled it for a cople of hours instead of freezing. But just a great recipe - thanks so much - great photo too!
This is one of my family's favourite recipes, of course being English it is only used on very special occasions. Thanks for sharing!
Wow, these came out delicious! Do they freeze well? If so, I'd like to make a triple batch next time.
Surely there is some ingredients missing. This recipe isn't complete. These were completely flavorless!!! I mean seriously flavorless. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS RECIPE! My uncle's best friend's wife's mother-in-law makes perfect ice cubes. I'll stick with her recipe instead.
What a simple and excellent recipe. Food snobs often forget how the simple preparations are the best. This is a "can't miss" dish. There's a downside to the recipe, though. First of all, I like to take the result right out of the freezer and pop one into my mouth. I love the feeling of the cold against my cheek, and I love to crunch the cube into smaller pieces. My dentist is horrified at this. He swears I am destroying my teeth. There are a few psychologists who have written about the sex lives of those who crunch ice cubes. I've not noticed any problems here. The real downside has to do with global warming. If too many people try this recipe, they will be stealing cold from the atmosphere to freeze the cubes. This cold will be replaced by warm in the atmosphere, and thus ice cubes will become a major factor in global warming. Please, folks, use this recipe in moderation.
These are really nice, and they store beautifully in the freezer. If you put them in a plastic bag, separate them into rows, and fold the bag to create a 'sleeve' of eight or so cubes together. They may stick together a bit, but can be easily separated when you need them. If you just dump a bunch into a single bag, they will turn into an intractable lump in the freezer.
Stored this way, they work just like the ones you buy at the store.
Great recipe, love that I can make separately and store in freezer as needed. I did find the total time to be longer than 2 hours however that could be because my refrigerator is from 1953. Will definitely use this again!
I am so glad you included Step 5! this step is so often omitted, even in other recipes. And especially by teenagers. It really makes a difference in how things taste. And in the temperment of the Mom!! Love this recipe.