From spheres and cubes to ice shaped like Hogwarts.

By Bridget Hallinan
April 09, 2020
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Regular ice cubes are certainly an option for your drinks, but over the years, companies have come up with fun shapes to add a little flare, too. Think diamonds, rosebuds, Star Wars characters, and Hogwarts, the iconic school of witchcraft and wizardry from Harry Potter; you can also find molds for creating large spheres and cubes, which melt more slowly than standard-sized cubes and are well-suited to chilling certain kinds of cocktails. Read on for a few fun options we’ve found.

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Straightforward Ice Molds for Drinks and Wine

Peak Ice Works Sphere Ice Mold Tray

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Peak Ice Works makes a ton of different ice cube molds and trays, and this mold produces four 2.5-inch spheres. Like many on this list, the mold is dishwasher-safe.

Sphere Ice Tray, $16 at terrain.com 

Peak Ice Works Clear Ice Cube Mold

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This mold, also by Peak Ice Works, is specifically designed to shape one clear, extra-large ice cube—according to the product description, clear ice cubes melt more slowly than your typical ice. The mold is also insulated so the water freezes “slowly and evenly.” 

Peak Ice Works Clear Ice Cube Mold, $30 at surlatable.com

Williams Sonoma Sphere Ice Molds

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You can also find ice sphere molds in a smaller set at Williams-Sonoma. This particular model creates two ice cubes that are each two inches in diameter. 

Williams Sonoma Sphere Ice Molds, Set of 2, $15 at williams-sonoma.com

Zoku Mixology Jumbo Ice Molds 

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If you want a few different shapes in one package, this Zoku set got a unanimous five-star rating from Bed Bath & Beyond customers, including a square mold, round mold, and jack mold (like the toy). 

Zoku® Mixology Jumbo Ice Molds (Set of 3), $20 at bedbathandbeyond.com

Tovolo Sphere and Cube Set

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Tovolo's set also got decent reviews from Bed Bath & Beyond customers (4.1 stars, over half of them five-star), and includes two molds for spheres and one for a "jumbo ice cube."

Elements by Tovolo® 3-Piece Sphere and Jumbo Cube Ice Mold Set, $15 at bedbathandbeyond.com

Ice Mold/Wine Bottle Chiller

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While technically not for ice cubes, this well-reviewed mold creates a tall cylinder of ice that can accommodate a bottle of wine, according to the description. You can freeze plain ice or include fun touches like slices of fruit, flowers, and more.

Ice Mold/Wine Bottle Chiller, $40 at crateandbarrel.com 

Novelty Molds

Hogwarts

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Add a magical touch to your drinks with these Hogwarts-shaped molds, a perfect gift for any Harry Potter fan (or yourself). The set includes two molds that each make one 2.5-inch high cube. 

Harry Potter™ Hogwarts Castle Ice Mold, Set of Two, $22 at williams-sonoma.com 

Cat

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This adorable mold creates ice cubes shaped like a cat, and it’s dishwasher-safe to boot.

Fred Cat Ice Sphere, $10 at surlatable.com

Darth Vader

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These ice cubes are all about the dark side, featuring the famous Star Wars villain Darth Vader. Add them to your cocktails for your next movie marathon.

Star Wars™ Darth Vader Ice Mold, $14 at surlatable.com

Williams-Sonoma Star Wars Molds 

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If you really want to go all out, Williams-Sonoma has several Star Wars molds that not only include Darth Vader, but the Death Star, storm troopers, and BB-8 as well. Consider them the next acquisition in your growing collection of Star Wars kitchenware.

Star Wars™ Death Star™ Ice Molds, Set of 4, Set of 4, $20 at williams-sonoma.com

Star Wars™ Storm Trooper Ice Mold, Set of 2, $22 at williams-sonoma.com

Star Wars™ BB-8 Ice Mold, Set of 2, Set of 2, $22 at williams-sonoma.com

Rosebuds

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Rosebud-shaped ice cubes will make your spring cocktails (or lemonades!) feel even more seasonal. 

Williams Sonoma Rosebud Silicone Ice Molds, Set of 2, $20 at williams-sonoma.com

Diamonds 

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Williams-Sonoma also offers diamond-shaped ice molds, which create 2.5-inch cubes.

Williams Sonoma Diamond Ice Molds, Set of 2, $15 at williams-sonoma.com

Jack Ice Molds

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If you don’t want the full Zoku mixology set mentioned above, you can buy the jack-shaped molds separately. You can use them for any occasion, but they’d be particularly well-suited to game night drinks.

Zoku Jack Ice Molds, Set of 2, $15 at crateandbarrel.com