If you want to enliven your next cookout or get-together, toss your regular drink-cooling ice cubes overboard and go with the imaginative shapes that range from school symbols to imitation diamonds. Enter the ice cube trays that make uniquely shaped cubes or make it easier to handle them.
If you are a fanatic fan of your college football team, you might like something this at your next tailgate party. These Texas Longhorns Ice Cube trays will stamp out the college's bovine symbol on your miniature icebergs. The trays come in a two-pack, so you'll have plenty of cubes to go around, the containers are silicone, so the individual cubes will slide easily out of them, and the 12 molds in each tray are adaptable to not only ice, but also for making individual candies or chocolates. You have your choice of many major college and university logos.
We like this idea of an ice cube tray with an attached bin -- the tray offers up 14 cubes and it sits atop its own storage bin; you may freeze the cubes, dump them into the attach(able) container, for convenience, and freeze the next batch, all without goofing around with a separate storage bowl or other container. The opening to the bin is large enough that you may access the frozen cubes without removing the bin from the mother-ship ice cube tray. Clever.
Want to impress your guests with your "wealth"? Not everybody can use diamonds to cool their drinks, although this "ice" from Cool Jewels is just that -- ice. Three-dimensional, diamond-shaped ice cubes that you can freeze from water or colored juice. Cranberry ought to do the trick for some faux rubies, don't you think?
One more imaginative ice maker -- this Vertical Ice Cube Tray. The ice is made by freezing the water between the bubbled walls and and a liner which fits closely against the inside wall of the container. You may then use the cubes of ice individually, or leave them in the container while you chill a bottle of wine, or other bottled drinks, in it. This tray is also well-suited to cold food storage for a picnic or cookout.
No longer do you have to be content with plain old ice cubes -- give everyone a chuckle with unusually shaped cubes from an innovatively designed ice cube tray.