The preparation of homemade ice cubes can save you from many situations in which, for any reason, you have run out of ice cubes at the most inopportune time, but it is not a practice to be done regularly.
Even so, it is necessary to have basic notions on how to create quality ice cubes, trying to make them as similar as possible to those produced by quality ice machines. These are always transparent, while those created without the ice machines usually are not.
At the time of putting them in the drinks, the homemade ice cubes turn white, they have with a gritty texture and leave an unpleasant taste in the drinks. To avoid these situations, today we will show you the fastest and easiest way to make transparent homemade ice cubes.
Transparent ice cubes
They are always a much more elegant choice when it comes to introducing them in drinks and beverages, since the others, as we have said, tend to be white, opaque and give the feeling of being dirty.
The water that we freeze, although it is transparent, ends up becoming white when we make ice cubes. Why? Due to water bubbles that remain inside, along with other substances water has, such as lime or chlorine, when becoming ice. This causes the light that reaches the cube to bounce off in all directions, so that our eye perceives the cubes as white.
How do we get homemade transparent ice cubes?
Let’s have a look at it, step by step, since it’s a very simple process, although very unknown:
- It is important to take into account the type of water we are going to use. We advise it to be filtered or bottled water, since, in several areas of the world, the tap water is not good enough for making ice cubes.
- Once we have chosen the water, it is time to boil it and let it cool down. This process is done to eliminate the aforementioned bubbles that are formed when the water freezes and, in addition, we get to eliminate also any substance that might be in the water.
- For the process to be perfect, we should repeat step two again, boiling the water to a maximum of 70 degrees centigrade.
- It’s time to pick an ice try and introduce it, when full of water, in our freezer.
By performing these steps, the homemade ice cubes we created should be completely transparent, presenting themselves perfectly, as if they had been made by a professional ice maker.
Do you think now it is complicated to make homemade ice cubes and transparent? Try it out and you’ll see how easy it is!
Professional ice machines for the correct production of ice cubes
Creating homemade ice cubes is very good, as we have said before, for specific moments, but not for a self-respecting business, since it is a slow and rudimentary method.
At ITV we have been creating ice machines for over 35 years, investing in technology to improve our products and studying our customers to try to anticipate their demands and needs and, therefore, offering them the best in the market.
If you are looking for an efficient solution for your business, you can count on ITV ice machines. You will get a quality product, through which you can have ice cubes that are ideal for your business.