How to Make:
Clear Ice

Through rigorous testing we discovered 3 of the best ways to make clear ice at home using easily available supplies

WHY CLEAR ICE?

LOOKS BETTER

Take your photos up a notch with clear ice that compliments those classy drinks in your hands.

TASTES BETTER

Say goodbye to impurities that add unwanted flavor to your favorite beverage.

FEELS BETTER

A drink that looks better, and tastes better, will definitely make you feel better!

WHY NOT TAP?

MINERALS

Tap water contains minerals and contaminants that not only affect taste, they also cause cloudy ice when frozen

ADDITIVES

Additives like chlorine and flourine are added by water treatment facilities, but you shouldn't add them to your drink!

AIR BUBBLES

Tap water becomes airated while traveling through pipes. This air becomes cloudiness when frozen

BEGINNER:
DESTILLED WATER
Distilled water has no minerals or
contaminants, meaning that using
it for your ice cubes
will leave you with clearer ice.

You will still get some cloudiness,
however it will be an upgrade over tap water

The remaining white part is a result of
air bubbles trapped in the water, which we will
deal with in the intermediate method.
INTERMEDIATE:
BOILED WATER
Boil distilled water in a clean pot
for at least 5 minutes before use.
This method allows you to eliminate
tiny air bubbles from the water.

Keep your pot covered at all times
to prevent any debris from falling in.
Once cooled poor the water into your
ice cube mold and freeze overnight.

The resulting ice should be as clear as
you can expect without using our
advanced method known as
directional freezing.
ADVANCED:
DIRECTIONAL FREEZING
This method requires a small cooler and some additional freezer space. It's a great excuse to clean out your freezer!

The theory behind this is simple: cloudiness in ice occurs at the last stage of freezing. Meaning, the first part that freezes will be clear.

The insulated properties of the lid-less cooler allows the water to freeze top down, resulting in clear ice at the top of the cooler where your ice tray is.

FREQUENTLY QUESTIONS ASKED

  1. Do I need distilled water for the advanced method?
    You do not! This method utilizes directional freezing which eliminates cloudiness regardless of water purity.
  2. Where can I get Distilled Water?
    Distilled water is inexpensive and easily available at pretty much any grocery store, meaning you can grab some next time you're out stocking up your fridge.
  3. What should I set my freezer temperature to?
    Try turning up the temperature of your freezer to just below freezing to slow down the freezing process. This will help you get even clearer ice! Please keep food safety in mind, and make sure your freezer does not go above the freezing point of water (32F) which will cause everything in your freezer to thaw.
  4. Where can I get a small cooler?
    If you're interested in getting one, 
    the 5 quart Coleman FlipLid Cooler 
    is the smallest, most inexpensive
    you can buy, and you can pick it up right on Amazon!