Without an ice cube tray, it may be impossible to try to cool your drink on a hot day. There is no need to worry, as there are a number of ways to make ice cubes when you do not have a tray. You can use silicon molds, improvise with an egg carton or make crushed ice in a plastic bag. As long as you have access to a freezer, these household items will allow you to create ice cubes that work just as well as what you do in a tray.
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[ Edit ] Using a silicone mold
- Choose a shape that holds water easily without spilling. If you have a baking mold made of silicone that is stiff and deep enough for water to remain as you move it around, it works just like an ice cube tray. The best shapes are those with solid shapes like squares or circles, but the ones with a design on them will also work. 
- Since silicone molds are often used to make shaped cakes and candies, each "cube" will take the shape of what the mold is.
- Fill the molds with water. Run the tap over the mold until each mold is filled with water. Do not allow the water to spill into other shapes or sit above the recesses, as it may cause a thin layer of ice to form on top of the ice "cubes." Try to keep the shape with your hands on the bottom so that it does not sink or begin to leak. 
- You can leave some air at the top of each depression if you want to avoid the risk of a thin layer completely.
- Freeze the molds for at least 4-8 hours. To freeze all the way, the ice cubes must stay in the freezer for at least hours. If you want to make sure the cubes do not break or melt as quickly, be sure to freeze them for at least 8 hours. Doing this overnight is a great way to make sure you have ice in the morning. 
- Pour the ice out by turning the mold, just like an ice tray. The soft silicone bends slightly so that the ice breaks off and is pulled out. You can also try patting the tray from the bottom to release loosened ice cubes. If you are too rough with the shape, it can break or get damaged. 
- Use the flat end of a fork or spoon handle to get between the ice and the mold if you are struggling to break the ice.
[ Edit ] Making ice cubes in a plastic bag
- Fill a plastic zipper with 1/4 zip full of water. Run your crane in a plastic bag until it looks like it's about a quarter of the way full. You can use any size of the bag, with larger bags that produce more ice because they can hold more water. No matter the size, the water should not pass the 1/4 mark, and you should never fill the bag to the brim. 
- You can use both freezer bags and thinner sandwich bags to make ice.
- Zip bag closed to hold water inside. Once you have filled the bag 3/4 of the way, zipper the bag at the top by securely pressing the two sides together or by pulling the zipper over to secure the bag. Leaving it open at all will result in spillage in the freezer, so make sure you close it properly. 
- Leave some air in the bag so it is easier to get the ice cubes out after breaking them apart. You only need enough air to prevent the top of the bag from pushing hard against the water.
- Place the bag on the side in the freezer. To get a layer of ice that is easy to break or crush, you need the water to freeze horizontally in the bag. Place the bag flat on the flatest surface available in the freezer. 
- The flatest surface is probably the freezer floor, as the boxes used to create shelves cause the bag to drop and form an uneven block.
- If you are worried about spills, you can put the bag on top of a tray or on the inside of another bag.
- Freeze the water in the bag for 4-12 hours, depending on the amount of water. A small bag can freeze in 4 hours, but larger bags can take 8-12 hours to freeze hard enough for you to break the ice without melting too fast. The more water in the bag, the longer it will take to freeze. 
- The longer time is because the water must freeze as a single block, rather than separate, individual pieces.
- Break the ice after removing it. You can use your hands to break the ice into small, thin pieces similar to cubes, or you can simply grab a rolling pin and crush the ice. If you filled the bag over 1/4 of the way full, you almost definitely have to crush the ice, as there is no thin, crunchy layer. 
- You should do this while the ice is still in the bag to prevent it from flowing.
[ Edit ] Improve with an egg carton
- Select a styrofoam egg carton for a simple, waterproof ice tray. If your eggs come in a styrofoam carton, you already have a perfect ice box option. The styrofoam will be almost completely waterproof, and the water will freeze without binding to the styrofoam as it would with a cardboard box. 
- Be sure to wash the carton well in advance to get rid of any foodborne illnesses such as salmonella.
- Align a cardboard box with foil if you do not have a styrofoam. If you get your eggs in the more ordinary paper box, you can still use it to create ice cubes. Take a sheet of aluminum foil and break the boxes to squeeze into the pits. As long as no holes are formed when you do this, the foil will create a waterproof barrier between the water and the paper. 
- Make sure there are no gaps using a square piece and push it down the middle of the pit to create a seamless feed.
- It is a good idea to let the foil stick a little above the carton so that it is easier to pull the ice out.
- Fill the pits with water. Whether you use a lined paperboard or a styrofoam, you can fill the pits with tap water to a point just above the edge. If you fill the pits too far, they can get into each other. Your ice cream will form small dome shapes in the carton. 
- Do this particularly carefully if you use a cardboard box, as spray from the water can dissolve the paper.
- Freeze the carton for at least 4-8 hours with the lid off. When putting the carton in the freezer, make sure that the lid does not cover the pits, as it can prevent the water from freezing so quickly. The ice will need at least 4 hours to become solid and at least 8 hours, or an overnight freeze, to minimize melting and breaking. 
- You can also completely remove the lid before filling the carton.
- Remove the ice from the carton by pressing up on the bottom. Pressure on the bottom of each pit puts pressure on the ice and helps you remove it from the carton. If you used a cardboard box, you may simply be able to pull up the foil, depending on how much condensation formed between the paper and the foil. 
[ Edit ] Things You & # 39; ll Need
[ Edit ] Silicone Mold Ice Cubes
- Silicone mold
- And freezer
[ Edit ] Plastic Zipper Bag Ice Cubes
- Zipping plastic bag
- A freezer
- Rolling pin (option)
[ Edit ] Egg Carton Ice Cubes
- Styrofoam or paper egg carton
- A freezer
- Aluminum foil (for paperboard)
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