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 When ordinary ice just won't do, it's that 70's ice! (not responsible for strangely discolored drinks) I have done this WITHOUT food coloring, to make oddly mis-shaped ice, which looks very un-usual in the freezer. (mom hated it!)

You need:
ice cube tray, freezer, and water
food coloring (optional)  

Step 1: First color

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For the first layer (yellow), only fill each cubicle halfway up, then freeze. When frozen, remove the ice and carefully stand each cube up, the long way, in it's cubicle.   (Added 9/29/2011 Don't use straight food color! Use a dilute solution, 5 or 6 drops of color in a half cup of water. dreamberry)
sabu.dawdy2 years ago
kmix13 years ago
That's cool! how long does it take to make?
dreamberry (author)  kmix13 years ago
Well, you're basically making a tray of ice four times, so depending on how fast your freezer freezes ice,, I'd say probably all day, at least.
To make this better skip the food coloring and go straight to the snow-cone flavorings. It adds color and flavor! You can dilute it to get more out of it and get a subtle flavor.
dreamberry (author)  Klayton Kress3 years ago
Great idea! I've frozen tea, to use in my iced tea, so it doesn't water down.
bajablue3 years ago

Best of Luck to ALL of us! ;-D
dreamberry (author)  bajablue3 years ago
Thank you thank you thankyou! :)
Welcome, welcome, welcome! ;-D
iceng3 years ago

dreamberry (author)  iceng3 years ago
Thank you very much!!!
sunshiine3 years ago
Love this! Thanks for sharing.
dreamberry (author)  sunshiine3 years ago
Thanks! Quite a cosmic accident this! I did it without food color, just to be a pest, to make "lumpy ice". I used food color to illustrate the process, and ended up with something that people seem to dig quite a bit!
Kewl! Some of our best inventions/discoveries have been by accident!
dreamberry (author)  lhadlow sr3 years ago
Thanks, I agree!
For a tasty drink and color, use crystal light wild strawberry: Add TWO packages to a 20 oz bottle of water. Pour liquid into ice tray. Freeze. When hardend, put cube into glass, add club soda. Refreshing! and Pretty.
dreamberry (author)  shirleyinkuwait3 years ago
Great idea!
ak088203 years ago
Now, this is an ideal instructable, novel and easily done. More importanlty the product is useful, too.
dreamberry (author)  ak088203 years ago
Thank you! Glad you like it!
gjanelle3 years ago
to save food coloring i added water :) colors come out a little lighter though
dreamberry (author)  gjanelle3 years ago
Ha Ha. Gee I hope nobody uses straight food coloring! I guess I was not clear on that was I? OOPS! I used 5 or 6 drops in a half cup of water. You're just messin' with me, right?
dreamberry (author)  dreamberry3 years ago
And as I look more closely at my own Instructable, I see that I have misspelled TIE in the title. I kept wondering why spellcheck was tellin' me "tye" was wrong, and thought "I should shut that off."
Tararoys3 years ago
Very cute!
dreamberry (author)  Tararoys3 years ago
Glad you like! :)
bajablue3 years ago
I LOVE this!!!
dreamberry (author)  bajablue3 years ago
Thank you very much!!! (it might not have been, if scoochmaroo had not inspired me with gentle prodding.)
This Ible should be FEATURED!!!!

Wake up, Scooch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm here, I'm here!
Good Morning Sleepyhead! ;-D
mary candy3 years ago
hummy deli!
dreamberry (author)  mary candy3 years ago
Thanks for the kind comment!
l8nite3 years ago
thats wild ! a LOT of work but really wild
dreamberry (author)  l8nite3 years ago
the most effort I've ever put into ice. thanks!