photo by Peter Quale
- Ready In:
- 6hrs 2mins
- Empty the ice cubes that are left in the trays (if there are any left) into the bin.
- Take the trays over to the sink and fill them with cold water. (Hot water will freeze faster and more clear).
- Place the water filled ice trays back in the freezer.
- Replace the ice bin if you had to remove it.
- Shut the door to the freezer.
- Be sure to leave for around 4-6 hours at least to make sure it is frozen.
- If you want to experiment, you can freeze things like fruit infused waters or juices.
Questions & Replies
I wanted to make your recipe but our well ran dry, so I didn't have any water to make ice. Since I was having a party, I really had to come up with a clear liquid substitute so I would have ice on hand. A word of warning: when you make vodka cubes your BIL will hit a tree with his new car and your sister will never speak to you again.
The time should be separated between total time and active hands-on time. I found that actual hands-on time varied between 1-5 minutes, depending on the care taken to not spill anything, and the inactive time (the bulk of total time) was dependent on how often you opened your freezer to check on results. The more you do this, the longer it will take - like opening your oven while roasting a turkey. Anywhere from 2-48 hours.