MEGATech Showcase: Let’s Break the Ice! Beth Snyder August 7, 2015 Features Summertime is icy drink time, at least in my world. Whether you’re a fan of adult beverages or soft drinks are more your speed, you’re going to want to keep them cold. My favourite thing is a giant glass of sweet tea, condensation dripping down the sides, practically demanding I drink it. Today we’re going to look at some ice molds that can also be used for chocolate or jello or even in some cases cakes, all of which are food-safe and will add a conversation piece to your beverage. First up are 3D Koi molds. These can be used to make ice or molded gelatin, but can also be used to make cakes or puddings. They’re cold and heat resistant from -20°C to 120°C (-4F to 250F), and are listed as “easy to clean” but with no indication if they are dishwasher safe or not. There are three different sizes: Large Koi Fish: 35cm x 17.5cm/ 13.78″x6.89″, Medium Koi Fish: 28cm x 17.5cm/ 11.02″x6.89″, and Small Koi Fish: 20cm x 10cm/ 7.87″x3.94″. Each one costs just $4.39 US. Source: 7 Gadgets For a more traditional shape, yet still fun style of ice cube, how about these Avengers: Age of Ultron trays? Each one gives you a selection of symbols, such as the Avengers, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, and Thor (two of each style). These can be used to make ice, or if you’d rather you can make chocolate or gelatin as well. Each tray runs about $10.00 US. Source: Geek Alerts These have been making me giggle since I first saw them. Icy Dead People! If you’re familiar with the movie The Sixth Sense, you’ll get why that tickles my funny bone. These trays are exactly that, though… Icy dead people! There are four person-shaped molds, each in a different position. I’d be tempted to make chocolate dead people, and then lay them out on a sheet cake and make “chalk” outlines with white icing around them. This one is just $6.99 US. Source: Foolish Gadgets How could you possibly resist ice cubes that look like LEGO bricks? Each tray makes 10 LEGO brick cubes measuring 1 inch by 1 7/8 inches each. You can use them to make ice, or mold chocolate, or gelatin… you could even use them to make soap if you’re so inclined. They’re not actually a licensed LEGO product so they won’t have the logo on them (nor do they click together), but they are neat. Each tray is under $5.00 US. Source: Incredible Things While I was looking at the bricks, I ran across these. Which are a licensed LEGO product. And I’ve already ordered one, because they’re entirely too darn neat! LEGO Minifig ice cube trays! You could also bake in them, since they’re made to withstand -40 to ~260°C (approximately -40F to 500F). Imagine how cool your LEGO party would be with minifig cupcakes and minifig ice cubes? Each of these trays costs $6.00 US and makes eight minifigs. Source: Amazon Meet Fred and Friends, your new favourite ice cube pals. Obviously made to look like the Moai stone statues I’m sure you’re familiar with, each tray makes nine heads and measures 4.2 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches. The ice heads themselves measure approximately 2″ x 1″ x 3/4″. Add some old world class to your drinks for about $6.00 US. Source: Gizmodiva How much do you like your drinks? Enough to fill them with “like” cubes? This tray is officially known as “Ice Tray Laikus”, and it makes a dozen thumbs up symbols for your cooling pleasure. Compared to most of the other trays we’re looking at today, these seem kind of ridiculously priced at $12.00 US on sale, but so be it. Maybe you’d “like” to pick one up anyway. Source: 7 Gadgets An ice grenade is pretty much the diametrical opposite of a “like” cube, isn’t it? These are suited for either those folks you know who don’t like anything, or who are staunch supporters of the right to bear arms. The finished ice grenade measures about 4 1/2 inches long, and it should keep your drink cold for quite some time. You can add one to your collection for $13.00 US. Source: Gizmodo Deadpool’s head is more suited to gelatin than ice, although it would be no end of fun to float an ice Deadpool head in a punch bowl. The finished head measures 8 inches by 6 inches, and its brain is exposed. I’m picturing a party where you make a Deadpool head out of gelatin and then use it in party games. Bob for Deapools? Pin the nose on the Deadpool? Could be fun. This one costs $12.99 US. Source: That’s Nerdalicious To go along with Deadpool, there’s also a Hulk gelatin mold. His head also measures about 8 inches by 6 inches, and can be used with whatever gelatin, water, or chocolate you want (bearing in mind that some substances will take longer to harden than others). He’s not quite available yet, but you can preorder now for a September delivery at $13.99 US. Source: Geek Alerts Share This With The World!