Banish cloudy ice for good and take your cocktail game to a whole new level of perfection, with this one simple technique from the experts at ChefSteps.
Think crystal clear glacial ice cubes, chinking together in your favourite cocktail, fresh from your own freezer. All with the simple aid of a cooler.
Watch how it's done by Grant Chilly, the Deep Freeze Thinker at ChefSteps in the clip below. He even throws in a bonus recipe for his favourite milk punch cocktail at the end.
Forget all the tried and tested myths of boiling or filtering water before freezing and instead think 'space'. When water freezes it needs space to expand, and more space means more clarity in your finished ice.
What matters most, ChefSteps teaches us, is that you freeze the ice from one direction.
So ditch the ice tray that always gives cloudy cubes (as the water freezes in all directions) and instead give your ice space to freeze in a handy cooler.
How to Make Glacial Ice:
1. Fill a cooler with tap water
2. Put cooler in freezer
3. Wait 24-48 hours
4. Remove ice from cooler and get rid of any thin ice with a cheap bread knife
5. Score around sides with a mallet and breadknife, or bandsaw.
6. Put pieces back into the freezer (not in a ziplock bag as they'll stick together)