Do You Want Chilled Drinks-In Half the Time with Minimal Dilution? If you’ve also had good quality drinks ruined by fast melting ice, Large Deluxe Sphere Ice Molds by StyloPhora are the answer you’ve been waiting for!
I found that by filling the mold to the fill line, as the ice froze, it would push out the top, and I would have a frozen stream down the side of the ball. Now I fill it to slightly below the line, and haven’t had any issues.
Since these StyloPhora ice molds are round, with the exception of the flat bottom, you can’t stack these in your freezer like another brand of molds I have tried. Our freezer has a shelf to put two ice cube trays, and these balls fit nicely on the shelf so luckily we did not have to worry about them tipping over.
Once the balls are frozen, you can sort of peel the top portion off. Once you do that you can push in the center of the bottom half of the mold and the ice ball will pop out. We did have some trouble getting them out of the mold, but running the entire mold under warm water for a few seconds seemed to help.
These frozen spheres are slightly larger than the last ice molds I have tried. As you can see, my ice isn’t clear, but I have heard using twice boiled tap water, or distilled water produces clear ice balls. I might try that for a party, but for general home use, I don’t mind the balls not being clear.
The ice ice balls make our drinks REALLY cold, REALLY fast. I was done with my drink long before the ice melted! We drink a lot of iced tea, and lemonade, so much so that the pitcher rarely has a chance to get cold before the next person takes another drink. Now we just pop one of these ice balls in our drink, and the ball actually lasts through a few refills!
Here are some other great ideas I have found for adding things to ice sphere molds:
- Love iced coffee but hate that the water dilutes it? Brew your perfect cup the night before, then pour it into the sphere mold. In the morning pop the ice sphere into your favorite tumbler, add a fresh cup of coffee and out the door you go!
- Freeze mint or edible flowers into the ice to dress up your favorite cocktails at parties
- Pop some blueberries and/or blackberries into the mold and fill with seltzer. Once frozen add the sphere to juice for a fizzy treat!
What would you put in an ice sphere mold?
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