A little back story:
I was sitting at a BBQ event with the lovely Becky Johnson, who is married to National BBQ Champ Jim Johnson, and we were talking about unusual things you can make on the grill/smoker. She asked me if I had ever tried smoked ice cubes. I'm sure my face looked quite funny as I gave her a confused look. I was picturing ice cubes smoking, literally. Becky began to tell me how amazing smoked ice cubes are when you put them in whisky or other suitable drinks like those. I was baffled but it sounded delicious so I asked her how you do this exactly.
Here's what she told me:
Smoking ice cubes is very simple and makes for a great party trick! Here are the steps:
Step 1: Start your smoker (anyone else hear revving engines right now?)
Step 2: Get a bowl full of ice cubes in a baking dish or another container that is grill safe
Step 3: Let the ice cubes melt and then continue to let them smoke for 10-20 minutes
Step 4: Put the smoked water in ice cube trays and refreeze
Step 5: It's party time! Break out the ice cubes and drop them into your favorite savory drink
It's as simple as that- Smoked Ice Cubes!
Trust me, it had me in awe too.
A New Fav?
So, have you tried it yet? How did it taste?
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We would also love to hear your other favorite or unusual grill/smoker ideas!