Colossal Cube Molds Review: Big Blocks of Ice for the Best Drinks

I’ve been on a “designer” ice-cube kick for a couple of months now; the bigger and more interesting, the better. I’ve finally come across a clear winner; say hello to the $14.95 Tovolo Colossal Cube Molds. These molds produce blocky ice cubes that will look impressive in your glass as they chill your beverage!

Gear Diary Colossal Cube Molds-002 These BPA-free plastic and silicone molds really do produce a rather colossal cube — one that measures 2.5″ by 2.5″. Making the cubes is as easy as removing the silicone lid and filling the mold with water; I usually use plain old RO well water.

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Because the mold is so large, you can also add things like bits of fruit, edible flowers, mint, or other drink-enhancing accoutrements. You can also get creative with what liquids you add; throw some fresh-squeezed lime or lemon juice (or concentrate) in with the water, or other fruit juices to go in a larger punch.

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Add liquid to the fill line, but don’t stress if you go over a bit …

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… any overflow will gurgle over the top.

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Place the Colossal Cube Molds in the freezer, and wait a few hours.

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Once the liquid in the molds has frozen and solidified, you can easily free the cubes by running the molds under hot water.

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The result is an impressively large ice-cube!

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All that’s left to do is pop that colossal ice-cube from its mold and into your drink!

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I can’t say that the Colossal Cube Molds will make your drinks taste better (unless you’ve doctored up your cubes a bit), but they will definitely make your drinks more interesting; Kev’s kids love using them, too.

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I like to add lemon juice to my Colossal Cube Molds and then plop a completed cube into my water; these lemon cubes make my water taste better, and since I don’t drink nearly enough water as it is, anything that makes me want to is a very good thing.

Source: The Colossal Cube Molds were a review sample supplied by Useful Things.

What I Like: Stackable; Make a large and beautiful ice-cube that keeps your drink cold, melts more slowly than regular cubes, and looks cool; Dishwasher safe; Made of BPA-free plastic and silicone; Kids love them

What Needs Improvement: Be advised that the cubes are so large they may not fit in all of your glasses

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About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.