How to crush ice without a blender

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While having a blender is a great aid in the kitchen, sometimes they break down or don't do as good a job as you wanted, especially when it comes to crushing ice. If you want to crush ice without a blender, you just need a couple of household tools to do the job quickly and easily.

Place the ice cubes into a plastic bag and close the seal. Putting them into a sandwich bag will stop the pieces of ice from going everywhere.

Wrap the bagged ice in a dish towel. This will cushion the noise created by hitting the ice with a hammer.

Place the wrapped, bagged ice on any sturdy surface, such as the kitchen counter or the floor of the kitchen or garage.

Hit the wrapped ice with a hammer or a rolling pin. Hit repeatedly until the ice is at the consistency that you want.