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Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds - Set of 2
CHILL ALL DRINKS: The large 2.5" sphere size is perfect for your favorite low- or highball glasses. Globes chill drinks quickly without melting for a long-lasting, refreshing drinkKEEP DRINKS COLD LONGER: Avoid watery drinks by using these large, slow-melting cubes to chill your drink. Large cubes melt slowly to prevent diluting drinks, and ice may last long enough to pour another beverage over itTIGHT-FITTING LID: Tight-fitting lid seals out odors and allows stacking. Lid creates a seal by fitting into the lip of silicone, and the stable base fits perfectly on top of another tray’s lid, so you can stack multiple silicone ice traysCREATE SOPHISTICATED COCKTAILS: Create spherical ice for a distinctive, unique look for your favorite cocktails. Also great for iced tea, cold brew coffee, soda, lemonade, punch, and moreENJOY WITHOUT WORRY: The sturdy plastic construction, leak proof design, and water fill line make this ice tray easy to use for anyone. The durable, food-grade molds are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe for the best possible user experience
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61 Reddit comments about Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds - Set of 2:

u/C0RNL0RD · 34 pointsr/gif

Or you could just go buy a set of two molds for $10.

u/congha · 18 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

First google result i got for ice sphere -

~$10 for 2 without a death star (if that isnt your thing).

u/nirreskeya · 15 pointsr/cocktails

That's what I assume and I think it's fantastic. I further assume with a vessel that large there are a couple of these clinking around inside. It almost makes me want to go get a pineapple.

u/docinsfca · 10 pointsr/aww

Many cheaper sphere ice molds available on Amazon but they don't turn out this clear

Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds - Set of 2

u/chalks777 · 10 pointsr/asmr

yup. The reason anybody buys this at all is because the ice that it forms is completely clear. The cheap molds always end up cloudy. Also, buying the press is cheaper than buying a month's worth of pre-formed spheres. It also looks cool.

u/beautifulpoop · 9 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

Cheap one also available on Amazon w/ various shapes: sphere, cube, highball etc

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u/happywaffle · 7 pointsr/pics

Cool looking but not super practical—only one part of the bourbon is being cooled at any given time.

A good ice sphere will chill the whiskey more efficiently and melt nice-and-slow. I use these molds with distilled water and they work pretty well. (When the ice sphere finally cracks, I end up fishing out the smaller chunks so they don't dilute the drink.)

u/DancesWithElectrons · 7 pointsr/bourbon

Not enough thermal mass to cool off anything.

I really like the 2.5" ice balls - you can find them here:

u/speenbean · 6 pointsr/cocktails

I have these and I love them, they work like a charm.

u/Electric_Rectum · 5 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Also 10 bucks, except you get two. Not a motherfucking death star, though.

u/d0nt_care_anymore · 4 pointsr/cocktails

Just a cool box and some of these the actual brand doesn't matter they're all the same. Water is tap water (we have good tap water in my area though, I'm UK) and it's best warm. Then I basically flip the moulds upside down so the air hole is at the bottom (forcing impurities out as it freezes) Also finally the cool box has to be deep so as to not have the moulds near the bottom of it and leave the lid off so it freezes from the top down. Sorry for wall of text, it took a while to get the process down so thought I'd save you the hassle. Oh shit yeah freezer on lowest setting, freeze time of approx 30 hours. Don't be tempted to peek lol. When you're done you'll have cloudy ice at the bottom and the balls should be crystal clear. Should. Lol

u/mentel42 · 4 pointsr/bourbon

Believe it has to do with the the pressure applied by the weight of the ice press (and possibly the heat conductivity of the metal itself). If i remember from chemistry class, this is akin to how ice skating works. The increased pressure from your weight turns the ice below the blade to water so you can glide on it, and it refreezes as you move off that spot. In this case, the metal pushing on the ice block melts it, the water drips away so more of the ice can melt, until the shape & temp of the metal change enough so something about physics stops working (as you can see, not a lot of post-HS science education for me, so that's not very technical)

here's a site with a video, and they cite some problems with the device, i.e., that you need to get it back up to room temp before you can make a 2nd sphere

and an additional edit, I could never afford this sort of thing, the Tivolo ice spheres work well for me at home (my nephews find them hilarious)

u/HerpDerpinAtWork · 4 pointsr/cocktails

If you can spare $10, you can be making them in your freezer. They are indeed cool (and a staple of any drink I make that I want on the rocks), but not cool enough to make up for the way that drink was served. Wrong glass... ehh ok I could give that a pass if they're going for style. Understirred... ehh ok it's being served on the rocks, could get a pass for not wanting to water it down too much before serving. But come on man, unless you're Gaz Regan finger-stirring a Negroni, your fingers have no business anywhere near the rim of my glass. This is Day 1 drink serving etiquette.

u/NeedleGuy · 3 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Came here to say that.

They're sold on Amazon; 2 of em for $10.03. Plus free shipping if you have Prime.

u/DistinguishedSpirits · 3 pointsr/cocktails

Yeah, that sounds like a bad ass Old Fashioned. There are a dozen legit ways to make this drink and have it still be considered an Old Fashioned. This one happens to be my favorite, but there's nothing wrong with more bitters or another twist or building it in the glass with smaller ice cubes. It's all about how you like it.

As far as the ice goes, I got a couple molds from a Japanese market. They are pretty good, but a friend of mine has a better one from Tovolo. Check it out here:

I'm glad you like the videos. I'm not sure what's going to be next. I've got a lot in the queue, some really classic cocktails the way likes them with specific brands being mentioned, some invented/interpreted drinks, some drinks that other characters enjoyed. All kinds of things. Was there anything in particular you'd want to see?

u/SilentLurker · 3 pointsr/sysadmin

Here are the ones I use.

u/Mainstreamscott · 3 pointsr/shittykickstarters

Amazon has a set of 2 2.5" ice sphere molds for $10.99. How is this kickstarter necessary?

u/KatAttack · 3 pointsr/cocktails

These sphere ones keep showing up on Amazon's Lightning Deals for $7 or so. I bought a pair and think they're pretty neat, of course my ice is never as clear as I want it...but that's not the mold's fault.

u/soggymittens · 3 pointsr/keto

Ha ha. Fair. These are pretty money, if you're looking for something different.

Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds - Set of 2

u/ivovic · 3 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Yep, that's why I called it the really expensive way. It's really one of those excess items, priced WAY beyond its actual value.

There are some pretty good moulds ^(not an affiliate link) out there, though, but it takes a little practice to make perfect spheres with them, since you need to leave a little gap at the top for the ice to expand.

u/dabombnl · 2 pointsr/alcohol

Yes. I have these. They work very well. Rather than freezing a cylinder and then form it to a sphere, you can just freeze it to a sphere to being with.

u/unclefishbits · 2 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

ORRRRRrrrrrr spend $10 and keep 'em in your freezer. -->

I want to see the machine that makes the larger cube from an even larger cube for the sphere.

Also, in the future, people will look at YouTube, when we have absolutely no available water, and think we are savages.

u/amharbis · 2 pointsr/cocktails

They’re pretty easy to make with something like this.

The tough part is getting clear ice.

Edit: formatting

u/asherdante · 2 pointsr/Gifts

As an avid Whiskey drinker I have never really enjoyed using whiskey stones. I have a set but they remain unused. If I am not enjoying my spirits neat I do however enjoy making use of ice spheres. I would love an ice ball press/machine, but they are not economically feasible when I can accomplish the same task for a fraction of the cost albeit not nearly as impressively. These are the ones I use:

Also I don't personally own this one, but I thought it looked cool and would make an elegant present:

edit: their website gives you a better idea of how it works:

u/Casem0 · 2 pointsr/vaporents

SS ball bearings, now that's an expensive rock! I bet they work wonders though!

I use these ice ball makers now

These things work great, and don't dilute the spirit very quickly.

u/sleepybandit · 2 pointsr/geek

Ha, yeah, the product is ridiculous. I don't quite understand the product, large ice block molds are available for ~$5 (link). I've seen those before and it seemed fine to me. Or I have whiskey stones that were $15. They're pretty cool.

u/whattothewhonow · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Yeah, $185 Canadian for an aluminum version of this.

No thanks.

u/ifornia · 2 pointsr/bourbon

I've owned a few different brands, and I recommend this one. The silicone cap is easy to peel off and it releases the sphere pretty easily. It can be a pain in the ass to ge the sphere out of some brands.

Also, I got mine at Marshall's, it was cheaper than Amazon.

u/JoeFromSewage · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

These are them. They're great. I got them because it looks cool but it also melts slower so your drink doesn't get watered down.

u/goldragon · 1 pointr/Wetshaving

Yeah, I have some mineral water that I sometimes try watering down my bourbon and I also have some of these ice ball molds to water down and cool the alcohol burn but I have found I prefer to have the full blast of taste and burn from a small amount of bourbon rather than dilute a larger amount. Honestly, half the enjoyment is in just holding the glass and sniffing the contents before even taking the first sip.

u/Silound · 1 pointr/bourbon

I have this set (actually I have 10 of the sets!) and I love them.

The issue /u/DancesWithElectrons describes about the "mushroom" effect is less prevalent I find with the round balls since you can roll the ice ball in the glass. Plus they fit in most all the glasses I've found.

u/juicemousezero · 1 pointr/cocktails

I usually like my old fashions served up, but those who like them on the rocks I got these:

u/bites · 1 pointr/Perfectfit

This one seems to have good reviews on amazon.

I've heard if you use distilled water it ends up more clear.

u/battierpeeler · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

fuel for me mule and gas for me ass

it's been a gas card. been trying to save money and not eat out or drink much.

this would be cool

u/-RamblinWreck- · 1 pointr/bourbon

Fancy ice molds can be cool.

u/buddythebear · 1 pointr/FoodPorn

Ok just to be really snobby... Old Fashioneds should always be made with one large ice cube. I use something like this but the spherical ice cubes are fun too. If you want to get even fancier, you should use purified water that's been boiled prior to freezing. That way the ice won't be cloudy. Just a friendly tip, cheers and have a merry Christmas.

u/philamander · 1 pointr/glassblowing

I have accidentally made crystal clear ice in one of these and it wasn't boiled and it was from the tap. I have always wondered how that happened.
Again, I have tried boiling the water, but it didn't do what I wanted close enough. I have NOT tried boiling the water in the plastic tray or with plastic wrap on it. I didn't think that plastic wrap was not air permeable.
I will try to use these sphere ice cube trays I have and boil the water in the microwave and cover it in plastic wrap.
I did try to boil water, pour it in these trays, and I used a bar clamp to cinch the mold between two flat glass plates. I tried to make it airtight. Then, I froze that. It got a LITTLE clear, but not enough.
How close could I get with this? My question is...if it was YOU trying to make a solid sphere of ice that is as clear as possible, what would you do? Efficiency and utility aside. I was this purely for aesthetic purposes to impress my friends when we drink.

EDIT: I'm still willing to pay for something like this. A glass tray for ice that will allow me to microwave water and boil it safely, then with smooth edges that I can wrap plastic wrap around or clamp a rubber board on top of for freezing. If there is no top to the ice cube tray, I would imagine that glass wouldn't have an issue anymore and I wouldn't be worried about melting plastic or anything while boiling the water.

u/MBPR · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

This is completely unrelated to full on mixing drinks but Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds were pretty life changing when it comes down to drinking beverages. A novelty for some but ice spheres won't water down a drink as quickly as normal ice.

u/slightlydainbramaged · 1 pointr/cigars

Yes sir. I got these

u/pferdie · 1 pointr/alcohol

Why wouldn't you just get these molds?

u/sassafrasAtree · 1 pointr/cocktails

On aspirational ice

Personally I think the $99 price is ridiculous, especially considering the huge usability issues, and mess it makes. Gotta the love the sweet "deal" on Kickstarter where you get one at full retail price if you come in at the $99 level.

Regarding "most" reviews. I love Amazon reviews. They often provide some great humorous reading, and you can also easily spot the shill reviews who give fake 5 star, or 1 star reviews.

On Amazon, you can buy TWO Tovolo sphere molds for $11, or $5.50 each. The Tovolo sphere molds got 1753 reviews; 1282 were 5 stars, 331 were 4 stars (15 reviews out of 1753 gave it 1 star, so you are free to make your own fact based conclusions there).

I use the Tovolo big cube molds (around $8). They are painfully easy to use, and I just pop them in ziplock bags to keep them from picking up odd smells and tastes.

Now, granted the $400 original price point may have looked cheap when stacked up against the professional units that range from $500 to $1500, hence the tongue in cheek sales pitch to "billionaires". I just think the product is way overpriced and not much better than the one that sells for a little over five bucks. It also looks like a direct ripoff from the Cirrus press which sells for $699 (maybe that is a selling point). The Cirrus at least provides a way to deal with the overflow (unless running outside to place the device on a sidewalk is an enticing idea and part of the show).

Lastly, can someone please provide a scientific reason why "spherical" ice is better than a large block? I am willing to bet that a there is little difference dilution-wise between the two shapes, and it is more of an aesthetic one.


u/redvandal · 1 pointr/funny
u/schmin · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ice sphere mold for Post-Operative Care because ice ice baby is good for healing.

Last year when we went out to find a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve, it started snowing—it rarely snows here! Then we made a snowman, snow-angels, and tried to have a snowball fight, but the dog tried to catch them and kept getting confused when they disappeared. XD

u/Comms · 1 pointr/pics

But no ice? I get that if you think it melts too fast. A little chill in an old fashioned is nice and I recommend an ice sphere mold or cube mold. Fits a lowball perfectly and melts slowly.

u/jeblis · 1 pointr/oddlysatisfying

Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds - Set of 2

$9.99 pack of 2, work great.

u/mbarakaya_hu · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

This is the mold I have but I got them at a slightly cheaper price during a one day sale. They're excellent for whisky!

u/Merger-Arbitrage · 1 pointr/PurplePillDebate

> I wondered what kind of ice maker they had.

Are you genuinely curious? I use these:

Tovolo Ice Sphere Makers

They are probably the same price at a Bed Bath or Crate & Barrel.

u/gothic_potato · 1 pointr/cocktails
u/jaikeane · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Man. I was looking through all my stuff.. and most of it seems.. non-random to me.

I guess the most random would be Bayou Classic Seasoning Injector that's on my bar wishlist.. Ideally, it's too pair with Tovolo Ice Molds to make cocktails within an ice sphere. Lol. >< Sorry not really any awesomely randomness from me.. but maybe you'll think differently :D

Pretty California.

u/uncle_moe · 0 pointsr/drunk

I got curious of the Sphere ice molds so I found it here if anyone else like a gander. Now if you'll excuse me I'll be slipping back to /r/all and you'll likely never see me again...

u/FapFapLulz · 0 pointsr/drunk

Damn, they're giving them out for free now? I got mine here.

u/Daerdread · -1 pointsr/whiskey

I'm not big on rocks either, mine came in a bag of 9, I think they're granite, and it takes most of them to chill one drink.

I've used two types of ice-ball makers: Tovolos and OnDaRox. I only recommend the former, the latter are a pain to fill properly. There were many times they froze together, and I had to chip them apart myself.

u/gojukebox · -1 pointsr/lifehacks

This is as /r/trashy as it gets. What are you putting in that, Evan?

My Maker's Mark gets a proper Ice Sphere. Two costs as much as two yogurts, and the come pre-lacking of yogurt residue.