Did you know that ice cubes were originally invented to lower the ambient room temperature?

American physician and humanitarian John Gorrie built a refrigerator in 1844 with the purpose of cooling air. His refrigerator produced ice which he hung from the ceiling in a basin. Gorrie can be considered the creator of ice cubes, but his aim was not to cool drinks: he used the ice to lower the ambient room temperature[1].

But who said that ice cubes should be cube-shaped?

Silicone ice cube trays can create any shape we want – from snowflakes to brains and guns. So, why not spice up your next party with one of these creative custom shaped ice cubes?

1. Have an Ice Day

Share a drink and smile at the same time! There are seven chances to spread happiness in this hyper-friendly, reusable large ice cube tray. It’s the classic cool symbol that never fails to turn a frown upside down! (buy)

2. Gamago Cold Fish Ice Cube Tray

Cold Fish Lush, tropical gardens. The sun beating down on your warm skin. You in your bathing suit, flip flops and a straw hat, gently swaying in an elegant hammock. You can see the lily pond with the ancient koi lazily swimming circles. You raise your cold, mint-infused lemonade and take a refreshing sip. Slip into your own idyllic scene every time you open your freezer door with the Cold Fish ice cubes. Splash a couple of koi into your libation of choice and feel your stress melt away. (buy)


3. Frozen Smiles

All of a sudden, dentures aren’t just for Grandpa anymore!Freeze up a batch of Frozen Smiles and drop them into any glass – they’re the ice cubes that grin right back at you (and your esteemed party guests). (buy)

4. Hatched Egg Icetray

Freeze and squeeze to create a miracle! Great for parties and possibly ending the age old question, “what came first, the chicken or the egg?” (buy)

5. Shark Fin Ice Cube Tray

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the freezer, along swims our Shark Fin Ice Cube Tray! Stay cool… drink dangerously. (buy)

6. Chill Pill Silicone Ice Cube Tray

Stressed? Drop a Chill Pill in your favorite beverage and repeat as required. Ask your doctor if they’re right for you. Better yet, tell your doctor they’re right for HIM! Chill Pills provide symptomatic relief of beverage boredom in 9 out 10 patients surveyed. (buy)


7. Lego Ice Cubes

Everyone loves Lego! Now you can put it into your drinks too! (link)

8. Snowflakes

Beautiful snowflakes in your drink! (link)

9. Ice Princess

This unique ice tray creates magic wands fit for a fairy princess – sparkly glittery reusable drinking straws withstar-shaped ice cubes at the tip! What little girl could resist? (buy)

10. Chillipedes

What’s that squirming around in your drink? Ewww! It’s a bug! No, it’s a Chillipede…a freaky, frozen multi-legged ice cube. Chillipedes are just the thing to add a clammy bit of ice cold ugh to your mug. (buy)

11. Bone Chillers

Chill your beverages to the bone! Fill and freeze our Bone Chiller stray and you’ll create an icy array of skulls and crossbones that’ll have everyone’s timbers shivering. (buy)


12. Citrus Sippers

It’s a tropical straw with a frozen twist! Fill the citrus slices with water (add a dash of lemon or lime for some extra zip) and freeze.Drop one into your Mai Tai and take a sip – feel those balmy beach breezes (buy)

13. Fossiliced

Need to dig up a clever party accessory? Look no further than our ice-cold fossils – these two assorted dinos will add the perfect Ice Age touch to your modern drinks. (buy)

14. Ice Palace

Planning a princess party? Or perhaps you just want to add a little pomp and circumstance to your everyday life. Well, all your drinks will have a fairy tale ending when you serve them up from the Ice Palace! (buy)

15. Gin&Titonic

Ice ahoy!! You get 4 ocean liners and 4 icebergs — just add gin,Leo DiCaprio, and Kate Winslet for a perfect party. (buy)


16. Cold Blooded

Twilight descends, beverages are poured. Hmmm, something’s missing from the drinks. Maybe they just need a little bite. So drop some stone-cold fangs into your Bloody Mary and feel that chill go right down your spine. (buy)

17. Cool Jazz

It’s time to kick back and chill and here’s a cool way to do it! Drop one of these groovy guitars into your drink, and give it astir. Just the thing for jazzing up your favorite beverage. (buy)

18. Ice Screams

Feeling a little anxious? Some people swear that a good old primal scream is all you need. We have a better idea — release a few of our Ice Screams into your beverage of choice and revel in the relaxation. Each dishwasher-safe silicone tray includes 12 expressionistic renderings of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” (buy)

19. Chillbots

Are you always on the go and feeling all wound up? Maybe it’s time to kick back, relax, and chill. Pour yourself a nice beverage, drop in a ChillBot, and feel your motor unwind. No doubt about it — these mellow fellows are the key to cool times. (buy)


20. Freeze!

Is your drink packin’ heat? Well, cool it down with Freeze! Pop a few rounds of these finely-tooled ice cubes into your beverages and watch things cool down. They’re just the thing for fully-loaded drinks! (buy)

21. Pi

Perfect ice cubes for your geek party! (buy)

22. Brain Freeze

We humans are well known for our highly-evolved sense of humor — as evidenced by Brain Freeze, the ice tray that makes 4 frosty brains. So let’s celebrate our higher powers by raising a glass. Because a brain (not to mention a cocktail) is a terrible thing to waste. (buy)

23. Cool Jewels

Just fill this food-grade flexi ice tray with water or any kind of juice,and freeze. Then pop out the three-dimensional Cool Jewelsand bling out your beverage! (buy)

24. Cool Beans

Love the chilly goodness of iced coffee, but not the way melted ice waters down the flavor? Your java jolt will keep stronger longer with Cool Beans made from real coffee. (buy)

25. Cool Shooters

What’s cooler than a shot glass made of ice? Fill Cool Shooters water or your favorite juice, freeze, and then pop out four fully-formed with frozen shot glasses. A great way to add a little nip to your favorite sip! (buy)

Chill your beverages to the bone! Fill and freeze our Bone Chillers tray and you’ll create an icy array of skulls and crossbones that’ll have everyone’s timbers shivering.