The BEST Ice Recipe

A generations-old recipe for making perfect homemade ice every time! 
Be sure to check out the how-to VIDEO at the bottom of the post! 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword ice recipe
Prep Time 1 minute
Chilling Time 4 hours
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 16 ice cubes
Author Sam Merritt


  • 1 bottle water extra virgin


  • 1 16-count ice cube tray
  • 1 small spatula recommended but not required


  • Preheat freezer to 32F (0C)
  • Uncap water bottle (do not skip this step) and evenly distribute water into ice cube tray.
  • If using a spatula, now is its time to shine. Use spatula to carefully smooth out ice, eliminating the chance of any wrinkles.
  • Transfer ice cube tray to freezer and allow to chill overnight.
  • The next morning, check your ice. It should be frozen solid and can be used at once. Enjoy!



*Please note that in the video I stated that you should preheat your freezer to negative 32F. While this will work perfectly fine, I meant to say 32F and this is a more standard temperature for preparing ice.

How to Store

Keep leftover ice in freezer for up to 7 years or longer.


Serving: 1ice cube