Arctic Chill Ice Spheres
Coffee Ice Ball made using Arctic Chill Ice Spheres
In 2009, I discovered ice balls. It all began when The Patterson House opened here in Nashville and introduced our city to a plethora of ice options, each of which complemented a particular style of cocktail.
Not long after experiencing that first one, I searched the internet and found an ice ball tray online to buy my better half for our own home bar. We’ve been using that tray ever since.
So when Rizzi at Arctic Chill reached out and asked me if I’d be willing to do a review of their silicone ice ball makers, I was game. I knew that I already loved ice balls, and while our tray had been getting us by all this time, I’ll admit it has its issues. It’s a hard plastic that is prone to cracking, and it’s not always easy to get the ice balls out of the tray. Sometimes you have to run water over them to loosen up.
I’m happy to report that the Arctic Chill molds are super easy to use and the balls pop right out since they’re formed in the flexible silicone shell.
Of course, the most important part is they look amazing in your cocktail! (okay, so maybe it’s also important that they melt a lot slower than normal ice cubes so your drink stays cooler longer)
While creating a clear ice ball with plain water is fun, I took it a step further and played around a bit. I made coffee ice cubes to put in my after dinner drink of Dancing Pines Chai Liqueur and cream – so delicious. This might sound a little weird, but I also froze a flower inside of one! It looks so pretty – would be a great idea for a shower or just a spring party of some sort.
If you’re looking for a unique gift and the person is a cocktail enthusiast or likes to entertain at home, this is perfect! You can purchase on Amazon for $19.95.
Disclaimer: While I was given a free set of Arctic Chills Ice Spheres, I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are solely mine.