Things She Tries: Ice Ball Mold (Review)

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I am obsessed with ice. I put ice in all of my beverages, even orange juice. I use a lot of ice to get and keep my drinks cold, so Instead of making ice at home, I usually buy bags of ice at the grocery store, but recently I got to try an ice ball mold to make ice at home.  The product is designed for making large perfectly round ice balls to make great looking drinks for parties. What I love about the ice ball is that it helps keep my beverage cold longer and I don’t get the rapid ice cube melting, which can water down drinks.

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I’m also impressed with the quality of the product. The ice ball mold is made of safe and flexible silicone, which means the ice ball is easy to release from the mold. The silicone molds come in a pack of 3 and include a silicone funnel in the pack.The funnel can be used to fill the molds without mess or spilling your choice of liquid, it is also useful for other applications in the kitchen. The molds have fill lines printed on them so that they can be easily filled with the correct amount of liquid.

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Ice balls make for an attractive addition to drinks if you are entertaining and they are also perfect for whisky drinkers. I’m not a drinker myself, but I’ve had a thing for drinking the non-alcoholic Roy Rodgers ever since my friend introduced me to it at a club.  I recently started making my own diet version of the drink at home.  I’m including a bonus recipe below.

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Diet Roy Rodgers (like diet cherry coke, but better)

2 tsp Grenadine syrup

1 can Diet Coke (you can use regular cola for a full calorie version)

2 Maraschino cherries

1 Ice ball

  1. Pour a dash of grenadine syrup into a cocktail glass over ice ball
  2. Pour in the cola and mix with a spoon or straw
  3. Garnish with two maraschino cherries to serve

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Verdict:  I’m a fan of this product. The ice ball mold is great for creating ice that will fancy up drinks for entertaining, and keep beverages cold. You can also use it to make ice for your dog’s water bowl, as dogs have fun playing with ice balls and an ice ball will help cool down the water temperature on a hot day.

To find out more, or purchase your own ice ball mold, visit http://www.ice-ball-mold.com

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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First Impressions: Palmolive Fresh Infusions

When it comes to washing dishes, most of the time I use whatever dish soap is cheap. If I have a regular brand, I would say it’s Dawn because that’s what my family always used growing up. But recently I had the opportunity to try Palmolive Fresh Infusions dish soap and I think I’m sold. I’ve been a member of Influenster for a while, but I finally got selected for my first VoxBox a few weeks ago. Needless to say I was super excited to get to try Palmolive Fresh Infusions dish soap. Never receiving a VoxBox before, I was surprised to find three full sized bottles of dish soap when I opened the box.

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Palmolive Fresh Infusions comes in three different scents: Lemon Thyme, Ginger White Tea and Lime Basil. All three of the scents smelled amazing, but Lime Basil was my favorite because it was just the right clean citrus scent and smelled fresh and crisp without being over powering. The Lemon Thyme also smells really nice and clean. I’d say the Ginger White Tea was my least favorite scent because it was quite fruity and smelled a little too sweet.

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I also really loved the look of the bottles. They are very sleek and stylish. They definitely add a sophisticated pop of style to my kitchen sink area. So far, my first impression of Palmolive Fresh Infusions is a very positive one!