Homemade Ice

ABOUT: This recipe has been passed down in my family for generations. It's great for every occasion and is super easy to make!

ESTIMATED TIME: 4:36:23.85

YIELDS: 16 Servings

BENEFITS: Never Expires; Keto Friendly; Gluten Free; Sugar Free; Low Carb; No Calories; Natural; Vegan; Dairy Free

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Step 1: What You Will Need

  1. Water (tap is fine but bottled is preferred)
  2. Garnish (optional)
  3. Ice Tray
  4. Mixing Bowl
  5. Measuring Cup
  6. Whisk
  7. Plastic Wrap
  8. Plate
  9. Spreader
  10. Hammer

Step 2:

Pour 14 ounces of water (use a measuring cup to be precise) into a mixing bowl.

Step 3:

Mix well with whisk; there shouldn't be any lumps.

Step 4:

Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 5-10 minutes (this activates the hydrogen and oxygen).

Step 5:

Uncover and pour mixture evenly into the slots of a clean, empty ice tray; fill to the top.

Step 6:

Smooth the edges with a spreader.

Step 7:

Carefully place tray in freezer making sure it is level (I recommend using a leveler just to be safe).

Step 8:

Close freezer doors and let sit for 4 hours.

Step 9:

Remove the tray.

Step 10:

To loosen the cubes, beat repeatedly with a hammer.

Step 11:

Arrange cubes on a plate.

Step 12:

Garnish (optional) and enjoy!

NOTE: Must be served immediately; Leftovers can be refrozen and stored indefinitely

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    12 Discussions


    7 months ago

    Been looking for a recipe like this for so long. Thank you so much for posting! One question, if I don't have any plastic wrap can I just use foil to cover the bowl or will that affect the outcome? Also, I don't have a hammer, so do you think a baseball bat would work instead? Thank you again for this awesome Instructable! I'm also looking for instructions on how to make mud if you happen to know how. I do have some dirt if that helps. Not sure.

    2 replies

    Reply 7 months ago

    Unfortunately, the aluminium would disrupt the process. However, I have heard that a plastic bag can be put around everything; if you try it, let me know how it goes! As for the baseball bat, I am sure that it would work fine (just be sure to swing like crazy). Also, I do not have a mud recipe currently but I will definitely keep an eye/ear out :)


    7 months ago

    Instructions too unclear. House on fire.

    KBodenbenderPenolopy Bulnick

    Reply 7 months ago

    Thank you so much. Yeah, that is the one downside to this recipe...but totally worth it!


    7 months ago

    Excellent recipe and technique. I'll practice while my wife is at work and really WOW her on her next birthday!

    1 reply

    Reply 7 months ago

    Thank you! It does take a bit of practice so you may want to test it out beforehand just in case. Either way, I'm sure she will LOVE it!


    7 months ago

    Thanks for this. We had the recipe for ice once, but when Dad passed it was lost. You have re-opened a whole world of culinary delights to us.

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    Reply 7 months ago

    You are more than welcome! I'm glad I could help keep his memory alive.