Make Ice In The Shape Of A Giant Diamond

A great way to beat the heat and recession depression: an ice mold that creates ice in the shape of a gobstopping diamond. Yours, only $6.95. Drape some scotch over that bad boy and m-m-mmmm, class in a glass.

Diamond Ice Mold [Sur La Table]

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  1. pinkbunnyslippers says:

    Want!!

  2. DariusC says:

    Very nice idea, thanks.

    A tad bit expensive for my wallet… I guess even diamond molds are expensive! A quick google product search brought up similar trays that allow you to make more for a cheaper price. Shop around consumerists!

  3. NarcolepticGirl says:

    my favorite is this one: http://www.worldwidefred.com/ginandtitonic.htm

    and also the Lego and Tetris ice cube trays!

  4. HogwartsProfessor says:

    Ooh, I want that. You could add food coloring or juice and have a ruby or a sapphire or an emerald!

    It looks like it only makes one at a time, though. That would be cool to put a whole bunch in a punch bowl.

  5. GearheadGeek says:

    No ice in scotch! At least not any decent scotch. Icy, watery scotch barely gets any flavor across. Ick!

    • SerenityDan says:

      not if you drink it before it starts to melt, mmmmmmm

    • sonneillon says:

      It acceptable to add water or ice to whisky.

      Whisky drinking is a personal thing and there are many right ways to do it.

    • Im Just Saying says:

      I’m a firm believer that people should drink their scotch however they please.

    • searonson says:

      That’s why you would use one giant ice cube instead of a bunch of tiny ice cubes. The giant ice cube melts much more slowly, giving you more time to drink your chilled yet unadulterated alcohol.

      • GearheadGeek says:

        The chill is actually what robs you of most of the flavor. very little aromatics for your nose. A splash of not-too-cold water is usually a good thing, keeps your tongue from getting numb from the alcohol.

    • Dutchess says:

      They sell Whiskey Stones for this very thing. You put the little pieces of granite or marble in the freezer then drop them in your drink. Stays cold…doesn’t dilute the beverage.

      http://www.surlatable.com/product/whisky+stones%2C+set+of+nine.do?keyword=whiskey+stones&sortby=ourPicks

      • kjs87 says:

        I considered getting those for my father, but I realized that if you’re sipping your scotch and don’t pay attention, those things hitting your teeth are going to do more damage than ice hitting your teeth. I wonder if that’s ever been a problem? I guess if it was, someone would have sued and I would have read about it here.

    • lkm says:

      Actually it’s the cold that kills the flavor, not the water – so scotch stones are pretty useless.

      Most scotch experts will put anywhere from a drop to as much again room temperature water in their scotch – it releases flavor and, as a previous commenter mentioned, prevents the alcohol from numbing your tongue.

      That said? Drink your scotch however it tastes best to you.

  6. rookie says:

    Pardon me for being such a spoilsport, but, after reading so many illuminating stories about consumers and their issues, this seems like nothing but an advertisement…
    I will go away now…

  7. StrangeEmily says:

    Hmm, found a mold that does 6 for the same price on ebay X_x

  8. Anathema777 says:

    Can I use the mold to make some Jell-O jigglers? Because that would be so fun.

    • QOTSA says:

      Popping out the jello is EXTREMELY different. Ice cubes are hard enough, jello would be nearly impossible. People are usually amused with the ice cubes though.

      • Anathema777 says:

        When I used thicker trays for Jell-O before, I would spray Pam in them before putting in the gelatine so the molds would slide right out.

  9. ArcanaJ says:

    The ice is now diamonds!

    I’m on a horse.

  10. Phil Villakeepinitrreal says:

    nthr xmpl f str tht dsn’t hv nthng t d wth th sppsd prps f ths wbst.

    • ZekeDMS says:

      Sometimes, I think people spend all day waiting for a post that they can write that on.

      Feel good now that you hurt everyone’s feelings?

      Sniff.

    • pecan 3.14159265 says:

      Yeah, but to be fair, most of the day’s stories really did have to do with consumer issues and the site needs to fill its “silly quota” of the day.

    • aaron8301 says:

      Don’t let the door hit you on the – ah hell, I really don’t care what happens to you on your way out. Goodbye.

    • Fafaflunkie Plays His World's Smallest Violin For You says:

      Hope you enjoyed the disemvowelling. Sometimes it’s okay to talk about something neat, even if it may come across as an advertisement. Get your shorts out of a knot and have fun with it.

  11. ZekeDMS says:

    I think I’ll stick with my smaller gems I got a few years ago for Bejeweled Twist. I may not have a huge diamond, but I’ve six smaller ones, and that’s good enough for me!

  12. ThePrettiestStar says:

    I bought a tray that makes mini penguins, but they immediately melt into unidentifiable oblong shapes :( Be careful with trays that supposedly make intricate designs. Although this one seems like it might be okay.

  13. Dutchess says:

    The sell these at Sur La Table as well.

  14. Bakergirl says:

    I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly…

  15. Fafaflunkie Plays His World's Smallest Violin For You says:

    If I bought one of those molds today, filled it with water, let it freeze, pulled it out, put in glass, put cold (insert favourite drink) in glass, and brought it outside, I would guess that stunning ice-diamond would turn into a .0002 karat ice equivalent of a cubic zirconia within 5 minutes. Blast it’s hot up here today again. Damn the green movement: a/c is going to 12 degrees!

  16. ginnel says:

    I like the ones shaped like the Titanic and some icebergs.
    http://www.perpetualkid.com/gin-and-titonic-ice-cube-tray.aspx

  17. backbroken says:

    I’ll just stick to putting my real diamonds in the freezer then dropping them in my drink to keep it cool while I light my $500 cigars with $100 bills.

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  19. Matt Park says:

    My roommate has one of these — works great. Not sure what the formula is to freeze a crystal clear diamond. Using boiling water didn’t work.

  20. Stiv says:

    Consumerist: Frugality, thy name is not.

  21. savvysavingbytes says:

    Some fun and frivolity are good amidst all the frugality here. I think these diamond ice cubes as big as the Ritz are a kick.

  22. seanjustinpenn says:

    Interesting way to see your money melt away