Kitchen Confidence

How to Make Crushed Ice

By • December 19, 2012 • 8 Comments

Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. 

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Today: How to Make Crushed Ice

Last time, we advocated for finesse when pouring wine without a drop stop. However, if you need to whip up a fancy cocktail with crushed ice -- for yourself, or for your guests -- sometimes a little bit of brawn is required.

Watch Amanda crush ice in a tea towel first with a sturdy spoon, and then with sheer force (and, most importantly, a smile). Then, test out your own strength so you can crush ice for the masses, and make any of these classic cocktails.

This video was shot and edited by Kyle Orosz

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Tags: kitchen confidence, crushed ice, cocktails, holiday, cocktail parties, how-to & diy

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2 months ago Michael Bradbury

I just wanted to let you know that I watched a couple of your videos, and I think you're inspiring!

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over 1 year ago EileenLee

Just get an ice crusher. Rival puts one out for home use. Simple, fast, very efficient. No messy ice. And it is cheap. The towel method makes a mess and the ice chunks are irregular. Using a blender wears out the motor. I have a Vitamix which can handle ice cubes, but I still use my Rival ice crusher.

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over 1 year ago cdilaura

Christina is the Vice President of Commerce Operations for Provisions by Food52.

I like the crowd method. nice

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over 1 year ago vmorton

Why not a blender?

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over 1 year ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

This way is appliance-free! And it relieves stress, too, I imagine. Win-win.

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over 1 year ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

I always find that ice gets stuck in my blender.

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over 1 year ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I love how gleeful Amanda seems when she's bashing the ice on the counter!

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over 1 year ago Anna Hezel

Stay out of her way, folks!