Filling The Ice tray
- We highly recommend using distilled water. Fill to the "max" line. The ice tray comes with built-in funnels so that you can fill quickly and without a mess.
Preventing the Cracking of Ice
- There are several things that cause the ice to crack. The primary reason for causing ice to crack is freezing it too quickly. The outside freezes first and when the inside freezes, it expands and cause the ice ball to crack.
- Turn up the temperature of your freezer, wrap it in a hand cloth, or put the ice tray in a container. Ice ball could take up to 18 hours to freeze.
Placing the ice Ball into your rock glass
You can use tongs but if you don't have tongs readily available, you can use any type of spoon.
- Put your spoon into the cup
- Drop the ice ball into the spoon
- Lower the ice ball gently into your cup
Jazzing it Up
If you are using ice balls for cocktails, ice teas, lemonade, sangria, pitchers etc, you can kick up your presentation a notch!
Add food coloring after an hour of freezing to create colorful swirls.
- Put in a piece lime, lemon, orange into the mold before you add the water. This is not only great for presentation, it infuses the ice ball with the fruit and will slowly release the flavor into your cocktail.
Check out our blog or Facebook page for creative recipes
Storing your giant ice balls
Make large batches of jumbo ice balls
Cleaning The Sveres Ice ball tray
The white residue that you may find stuck to your tray is calcium sulfate and from water you are using. The calcium sulfate coagulates when it freezes and when it unfreezes it sticks together creating a white powder. It's harmless so don't worry. Clean your tray by rinsing it under water and wiping with a sponge.