When your freezer doesn't have an ice maker, you have to figure out how to get ice. You can either get the normal cube trays and freeze them up, or you can go out and buy ice from the store. Often times, people just go out and buy it which can get rather costly. Other molds break or the balls get stuck inside. contrary to popular belief, some of the molds let you decide what size and shape your ice spheres are.
I thought this ice ball mold would be a lot bigger then what it is. Like maybe 4 inches by 4 inches. I thought it would be more like 8 by 8, so the spheres would be bigger. But it turns out the size of these spheres is pretty much perfect for the size glasses we use.so it is perfect!
The ice sphere mold, makes 4 balls. I made them wrong at first, because the instructions are not as clear as they should be. The instructions say that you should clean and air dry this product before the first use. Then it says to fill the mold 3/4 of the way full. I assumed this meant to fill just the circles in the bottom up 3/4 of the way. When I took them out of the freezer, I had half balls and realized my mistake. You have to physically fill the whole entire mold 3/4 of the way to get the balls. The kids did enjoy the half spheres though so it turned out ok. Every time I have made them since then, they have turned out the way they are suppose to.
You may think it would be hard to get the balls out of the mold, but it was actually easy to pop them out of there. The mold is not a plastic like it appears to be, it's actually more of a silicone mold..just sturdier. I simply push up on the bottom and out they pop! This is so much easier and cheaper then buying bags of ice from the store.
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