You don't need the double door refrigerator, you don't need to worry that your pitcher can't fit into the ice dispenser slot. With some simple equipment and a little patience you can make your own ice cubes.
Since I am merely copying this wonderful idea for the instructables community, I feel it's important to link to the site that inspired me. It is worth checking it out, if only for the really helpful comments.
I look forward to getting your feedback too!
Step 1: Materials and Equipment
- An ice cube tray (this is a mold, usually made of plastic or silicone, which can be purchased at most hardware or houseware stores for a couple dollars. Make sure you get the kind with small cavities; if it's made of metal and the cavities are the size of a tennis ball then it's probably a muffin tin, not an ice cube tray)
- a freezer (even a small one will work if you bought the right kind of ice cube tray)
- Water (IMPORTANT: use potable water only)
Step 2: Instructions
Try to fit the tray in so that it's level, close the freezer door, then wait at least 2 hours and thirty minutes.
Step 3: Enjoy!
I've heard you can put rocks in your drinks too (for "on the rocks" margaritas, for example), but this has never worked for me. Even when I rinse and scrub the pebbles really hard my drink always gets a little muddy, and they don't seem to cool down the beverage either. I might have to bite the bullet and buy those expensive whiskey stones. Though I love the idea of making my own ice cubes, it is a big time commitment so I might have to save this recipe for special occasions.
If you'd like to get serious about ice, here are a couple instructables for more advanced techniques:
Crystal clear ice
Ice ball maker
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