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I recently heard about how to make crystal clear ice, and one day I was really bored so I decided to try it, but make it colored!

Step 1: Gather Materials

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All you are going to need for this is a measuring cup, food coloring, an ice tray, and water!
 
sbanas (author) 1 year ago
I bet it would that would taste great
Could Kool-Aid work
sbanas (author) 1 year ago
No boiling either way does the same thing, I just find it easier to microwave it. Either way it gets boiled!
Does microwaving to boil and heating on the stove to boil have any differences? I mean like, do the microwaves do anything that boiling won't?
valkgurl1 year ago
Some chem based food color can indeed give some people big time tummy issues--searching for a NON chem alternative to these for grandkid with this issue. For home stuff not that big of a deal but have you looked at ALL of the products out there with RED and GREEN food color (dye) in them??/ Shocking!

The reason you boil the water for clear ice is---you know that white rock looking stuff on the inside of your tea kettle or your pipes? Water heater elements? THAT is the mineral content of your water and if it is still IN your water ice will not be as clear (and might not taste good too depending on what minerals you have). Boiling gets this mostly out thus---clearer ICE. It's not a MYSTERY!!!!!---It's SCIENCE!!!!
ralema691 year ago
I too have read the crystal clear ice methods, but unfortunately this colored ice looks more like popsicles. You can't see the crystal clearity when it is colored. Good post though, the colored ice would go good for summer drinks.
Crystal Clear Rainbow Ice :Can't wait ti give it a try!!!
sbanas (author) 1 year ago
Before this I had never actually tried boiling it I had only heard of it, so when I decided to try boiling it I got the idea to use color too. But yes you can use lemonade or any type of drink or flavoring. The cool thing about the ice tray I was using is you can make mini popsicles!
Sjoerd X1 year ago
I guess you're one of the few people who boil their water before they make ice out of it, but it looks great! Would lemonade work?
8bitMisfit1 year ago
great instrucable. Tho one problem. Too much good coloring (usually) makes peoples stomachs upset. lol seriously.