Ice Invaders

The humble ice cube tray. You might not think that little block of plastic sitting in your freezer leaves much room for innovation, but think again. The designers over at Fred and Friends have been having a field day with it, dreaming up all sorts of funky variations to the traditional cube. Check out Ice Invaders — a tray that creates alien-shaped chunks of ice inspired by the classic video game. There’s also Brain Freeze, “the ice tray that makes four frosty brains.” If you’re feeling girly, freeze yourself some Cool Jewels to chill down your pink lemonade on a summer afternoon. That plain old rectangular ice cube? Forget it — this is a cubin’ revolution.

About the author

Caitlin spends her days scouring the globe for the world’s coolest food finds. She is the founder of online food pop-culture mag, The Urban Grocer, and is a food writer, blogger, producer, television presenter and supper club chef. She lives between Europe and NY with her husband and their dog, Taco.