We have plans to make herb and flower infused ice. We wanted to make clear enough to see-through. The glass-like clarity will allow whatever that’s embedded the ice-cube to be seen clearly.
We’ve seen on Pinterest that the secret to clear ice is boiled water (They look incredibly pretty in cocktails!). We’re not sure how true the claim is, so we thought we’ll do a quick experiment.
WHAT WE DID
We use two ice-cube molds and filled one with filtered tap water and another with boiled water. We then put them into the freezer to freeze.
We’re quite disappointed to discover that the boiled ice-cube did not turned out crystal clear. They are not very different from the cubes made from tap water.
HOW CAN WE GET CRYSTAL CLEAR ICE?
From what we’ve learned at Gizmodo, getting crystal clear is at home is quite a lengthy and cumbersome process.
To ensure that the ice-cubes freeze slowly, ice-cube trays are placed inside an insulated cooler. It is then filled with water and put into the freezer. Check out a video here.
The clearest ice we've got
Making clear ice might be beautiful, but it’s not simple or speedy. We’re hoping that a simpler method exist and we’ll continue experimenting.
Have you succesfully made clear ice at home?