An ice ball maker is a device that creates spherical ice balls for use in drinks. The device typically consists of two parts: a base and a mold. The mold is made of a material that can withstand freezing temperatures. Such as silicone or plastic, and has two halves that fit together to form a sphere. The base is designed to hold the mold in place and typically has a small hole at the top to fill it with water.
To use an ice ball maker. You would fill the mold with water through the hole in the base, then place it in the freezer. Once the water has frozen, you would remove the mold from the freezer and separate the two halves to reveal the ice ball. The ice ball can then be used in a drink to keep it cold without diluting the flavor. The larger surface area of the ball allows it to melt more slowly than regular ice cubes.
Ice ball makers are popular among cocktail enthusiasts and bartenders. As they add a touch of elegance to drinks and can enhance the overall drinking experience. They are also available in various sizes and shapes, allowing for customization and creativity in drink presentation.