Hands down, The DeathStar Ice Ball Mold is one of my favorite ice-cube trays. It’s not only iconic, but cheap. Plus, spherical shaped ice is ideal for chilling whiskey and scotch, or so I’ve been told. Which is anything but the case when it comes to the original ice ball mold, which costs, at the time of my original post, at least $184 or up to $1,000.
The Diamond Ice Ball Mold not only costs more than its sibling, but produces a complex shaped ice-cube that is also said to melt more slowly than traditionally shaped ice cubes. Marketing speak? Sure, but with this mold diamonds are forever, or at least can be forever made. And instead of spending $1,465 on a real diamond, which could be associated with murder, the Diamond Ice Ball Mold is conflict free. Well, at least until you over serve a patron and he whizzes into a telephone poll. But let’s not focus on the intangible.