How to Crush Ice Without a Blender

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If appearance is important, work on making the ice as uniformly crushed as possible.

While having a blender is a great aid in the kitchen, sometimes they break down or don’t do as good a job as you wanted, especially when it comes to crushing ice. Crushed ice cools drinks more quickly, may be part of a cocktail or you may need it for keeping a buffet platter cool. If you want to crush ice without a blender, it's possible to do but takes some effort.

Things You'll Need

  • Sandwich bag
  • Dish towel
  • Hammer or rolling pin
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      Place the ice cubes into a plastic bag and seal it closed.

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      Wrap the bagged ice in a dish towel.

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      Place the wrapped, bagged ice on a sturdy surface, such as the kitchen counter or the floor of the kitchen or garage.

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      Hit the wrapped ice with a hammer or a rolling pin. Hit repeatedly until the ice is at the consistency you want.

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