How to Make Tiny Ice Cubes

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How to Make Tiny Ice Cubes
Large ice cubes may be too big for dainty party glasses. (ice cubes in water image by MAXFX from Fotolia.com)

Tiny ice cubes are both visually appealing and functional. If you wish to make crushed ice, for example, tiny ice cubes are ideal; your blender will crush them more quickly and evenly than the larger versions. Mini ice cubes are also ideal for shaken drinks. Or, serve drinks in small glasses, add miniature ice cubes and serve dainty little finger sandwiches on the side, for example. Making small ice cubes requires special equipment rather than special techniques.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Mini ice cube tray(s)
  • Liquid of your choice
  • Container

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Fill the mini ice cube tray or trays with the liquid of your choice. Fill each space in the trays, but do not overfill them so much that the liquid from the different spaces touches, as this will cause your miniature ice cubes to freeze together.

  2. 2

    Place the mini ice cube tray or trays into your freezer. Make sure they are completely level, as the liquid could spill if the tray is slanted. Leave the tray or trays in the freezer until the ice is completely frozen or you are ready to use the mini ice cubes.

  3. 3

    Remove the tray or trays from your freezer just before you wish to use your miniature ice cubes. The cubes will be so small that they will melt fairly. Turn a tray upside-down over a container and twist gently to release the ice cubes, then add them to your drinks or use as desired.

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