Reusable ice cubes are the secret weapon in your drinks arsenal. Whether you’re whipping up a post-work G&T or making drinks for a crowd, it’s easy to be caught out when you’ve forgotten to stock the freezer with ice. This is where reusable ice cubes can be incredibly useful. They freeze more quickly than ice (or simply keep them ready to use in your freezer) and are cost-effective and eco-friendly, as they can be used again and again. Reusable ice cubes are also a good choice for drinks when you don’t want lots of dilution from ice – like a negroni, or neat serves of spirits like whisky.
When it comes to choosing which reusable ice cubes are best, there are plenty of options. Plastic ice cubes are typically the most affordable and often come in fun shapes and colours, making them particularly good for events like children’s parties. Metal ice cubes will cost a little more, but look sleeker and more stylish, so are perfect if you want something that doesn’t mar the overall look of a cocktail.
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Best reusable ice cubes at a glance
- Best clear plastic reusable ice cubes: Kikkerland reusable ice cubes, £6 for set of 30
- Best coloured plastic reusable ice cubes: BarCraft reusable ice cubes, £4.49 for set of 18
- Best round reusable ice cubes: Georg Jensen Sky stainless steel ice cubes, £40 for set of four
- Best metal reusable ice cube gift set: Amerigo gold stainless steel whisky stones gift set, £19.99
- Best stainless steel reusable ice cubes: M&S Collection whiskey stones, £15
How to choose the best reusable ice cubes
To make the best choice, think about how you'll use the reusable ice cubes. Planning a big garden party or summer barbecue? Plastic ice cubes would suit best, as you can often buy in bulk and they’re usually very affordable, making them great if you’re budget-conscious. Plastic ice cubes often come in different colours and shapes to add pizzazz to big jug cocktails for summer gatherings. If you’re looking for ice cubes to add to a dram of whisky or spirit-forward cocktails where you don’t want lots of watery ice added, opt for metal and stainless steel ice cubes, as these look more stylish in a nice glass.
Best reusable ice cubes
Kikkerland reusable ice cubes
Best clear plastic reusable ice cubes
Perfect for everyday drinks, these clear, food-safe plastic ice cubes can go straight into the freezer, ready to be used. They're great value for money, so a good option if you want to buy lots for a party.
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BarCraft reusable ice cubes
Best coloured plastic reusable ice cubes
These colourful plastic ice cubes would look striking in a big jug or pitcher cocktail – great for summer parties and barbecues. They're also ideal for children's parties – add to glasses of water and squash.
Georg Jensen Sky stainless steel ice cubes
- Available from John Lewis (£39)
Best round reusable ice cubes
We love adding these sleek, stylish little pebbles to shorter cocktails and neat spirits. They'd also make a lovely gift for drinks lovers.
John Lewis (£39)
Amerigo gold stainless steel whisky stones gift set
Best metal reusable ice cube gift set
These luxe whisky stones will add a touch of opulence to your evening nightcap, and would look especially pleasing when matched with darker spirits like whisky, rum and cognac.
M&S Collection whiskey stones
- Available from M&S (£15)
Best stainless steel reusable ice cubes
These polished stainless steel cubes are fuss-free and sturdy, and come with a little storage pouch so you can take them with you when travelling.
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