The Perfect Ice Ball – How do you make yours?

Recently I’ve had a few people ask how I make the large ball of ice for my drinks. Ice is an important part of many drinks, especially a Gin and Tonic, so you have to get it right.

You want the ice to make your drink nice and cold, however you doing want to water it down. After a lot of trial and error, I’ve found that a large single sphere of ice does the best job. Its large size results in it having a smaller surface area to mass ratio meaning that it melts much slower than smaller pieces of ice.

After lots of trial and error, I finally come across a product that not only makes a perfect ball of ice, but its also super easy to use and a good price.

The Tovolo Ice Moulds are available from amazon in the UK for £14.65 for 2 and are the first mould that I have found actually works without spillage or fuss at this price point.

Half plastic and half silicon, you simply fill the plastic cup to the line and press on the silicon top – no more topping up or having to be extra careful, their is no spillage and its east to walk to the fridge.

When frozen, simply run under a tap for a few seconds to loosen the ball.

You’ll then find the silicon lid comes out with the sphere attached, a little squeeze and you can pop it straight into your glass.

It fits perfectly in my Thunderflower Gin Tumbler

It’s size is perfect for a copa style gin glass, although I’ve also used it in gin tumblers and even in some highball glasses.

The Sphere is perfect in a Copa Gin Glass

If you like to be more adventurous with your shapes, then don’t worry, Tovolo make a range if interesting shapes and styles for you to experiment with – I however can not advise if other shapes actually work.


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