Designed to keep your drinks cooler for longer, and not water them down, the ice ball is the ideal fit for your drinks. From coffee drinks to hard liquor, the ice ball is thicker, and with less surface area than traditional ice cubes. It gives off its cold, without melting and watering down your drinks as fast, lasting up to a couple of hours, this is a perfect solution for someone who wants their drinks to last. Today we'll be taking a look at the Rox Ice Ball Maker, by Simple Home Creations.
The Rox Ice Ball Maker, is a silicon mold that'll let you freeze water into four 2" ice balls. The silicon material allows you to easily pop out the ice balls, and have them immediately ready for serving. The build of this unit is very simple, it has a top half and a lower half, with overflow holes in the top of the spheres in the top half. It does exactly what you want it to do, and it makes four of these ice balls at a time. For the time investment, and financial investment, this is far more affordable than an ice press, and it will take far less time as well.
First Hand Experiences
Making the ice balls was incredibly simple. You simply fill the mold up about 3/4 the way, then you put on the top half, sit it in your freezer, then you wait. You'll want to keep the surface level, since it's water, it'll try to flow to the lowest point. A couple of times the top layer didn't want to stay down all the way, so I just dropped a box of frozen food on it to press it down a little. When I checked them the next day, they were solid.
I didn't boil my water or do anything that would allow them to be specifically clear. I don't tend to get too hung up on how clear my ice is currently, since it has nothing to do with the quality of the drink. While I didn't time it, the ice did outlast my drinks, and it still kept it cold. Another really nice thing about this vs traditional ice cubes, when you take a sip, you don't get ice blocking everything, you're able to get a clean sip and not a mouth full of ice.
Overall, I really liked the Rox Ice Ball Maker. The simple design is all you need, and it makes enough ice in one run for you or for a couple people to have a drink. The overflow will keep the ice from expanding upward and pushing the mold out of place, potentially ruining all of the ice balls. The silicon build also makes getting the ice balls out a quick and simple process. This is a win in our books.