Friday, March 27, 2015

Review - Beautiful Ice Balls from an Ice Ball Tray

On the cutting edge of drink design is the Ice Ball. Ice Balls were originally invented by Japanese bartenders to maximize drink quality and now they are used by Pinterest Moms and Hipsters everywhere. Do I want to be left out of this frozen fetish frenzy? No! Which is why we were more than happy to receive our very first Ice Ball Mold from i3GearDesign for our honest review.

The i3GearDesign Ice Ball Tray makes 4 large ice balls that melt slower than traditional ice cubes.


They can even last for more than one drink. 

The mold is a super flexible silicone, BPA Free, dishwasher, and freezer safe. You can basically freeze some really pretty and practical ice balls for cocktails, whiskey, water, whatever you like!

How does it work?

  • First, fill the closed mold with water. Note - tap water may create a cloudy ice ball.
  • Then squeeze the top and bottom of the mold together, especially in the middle so it releases as much of the excess water as possible. It is okay if some water is collected on top of the mold. It will snap out easily, later.
  • Next, place the full mold in the freezer.
  • Once frozen, remove the top of the mold and place upside own, separate the edges of the bottom mold, over the top mold so they drop in safely. 


It's ok that some of the ice froze int the top lid, it will pop out.

It's also ok that there is excess ice. It will melt off quickly in the drink.

Ice balls look so pretty when they catch the light.

They can make any drink fancy. I can't wait to use some for a special cocktail or a party!

But for now, they keep my water cold for a really long time.

And they don't water down my iced coffee.

* The following is an affiliate link and I will receive a small commission if you purchase from my link:
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They are a great price, make a perfect gift, and are a must have for making mixed drinks to post on Pinterest!

* We received an ice ball tray for our honest review, however, all thoughts and opinions are our own.


  1. pretty cool hope they add to this with other designs

  2. I have considered getting some of these. They look cool and I love that they don't melt off quickly.

  3. I would love your ice coffee recipe :D

  4. What a cool idea, they are great for a cup of milk if you make them chocolatey, or coffeifyoumakethem out of flavored milk, and you can usethe mf or all different ideas. I really would love to get myself some!!

  5. how cool is that i like how they are sphere shaped

  6. Neat! I love the uniqueness of these! Perfect for a party. Too bad they only make 4 balls per tray. You would need a ton of them to make enough for a whole family. I suppose you could start to make them in advance and dump them into a bin in the freezer until party or dinner time.

  7. A great idea! If they last longer i am all for it. If i fix a drink i usually end up with the ice melting before i finish it.

  8. Different shapes of ice add more fun to the drinks!

  9. I love this idea! Thank you for sharing...


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