The Difference Between Clear Ice and White Ice

If you are looking to find the difference between clear ice and white ice then read the below-mentioned differences that are easy to distinguish both from one another. We all know the procedure of making Ice. It is very simple you need to fill the ice mould and insert in the freezer to get converted into a solid form of ice. However, it is a matter of the fact that the ice formed at your home doesn’t look crystal clear; instead, it seems to be cloudy or somewhat white. But the clear ice is transparent which can be used as a magnifying glass as well.

The clear ice is made with distilled water whereas the cloudy or white ice is made from water that is taken directly from your drinking tap. This drinking water is not purified and contains a lot of impurities which form at the centre with the help of air that is present inside the water in the form of bubbles which get trapped during the freezing process.

However, there are very fewer differences between white and clear ice. But during an event, all love to serve the clear ice only due to its premium appearance that adds elegance to the served drink.

Five differences between Clear Ice and White Ice:

The first difference between clear ice and white ice is the presence of oxygen bubbles. When the clear ice is mixed with water, it doesn’t show any reaction whereas the white ice starts reacting with the oxygen resulting in a cloudy appearance.

The second is their melting process. The clear ice melts very slowly and keeps your drink flavour as it is whereas the white ice melts fast and downs your drink flavour making it tasteless.

The third is their flavour. The clear ice which is made with distilled water has got flavour and keeps your drink fresh exact to its taste whereas the white ice gives you freezer burn taste taking out the flavour of your drink served in the glass.

The fourth is the usage of ice machine and kind of water. Clear ice is prepared with fresh water whereas the white ice is prepared using tap water. If you use the cheap quality ice maker, then your ice might not be clear in colour instead turn into white ice.

The fifth is the temperature.  When you set your freezer temperature true to the device used it shows a great impact that is undeniable for the appearance of the ice cubes. As a result, they appear in two forms as cloudy or white ice and crystal clear ice depending again on the type of water used to make them.

Ice is formed by freezing the water in a ice maker machine, but what if the ice is not clear and cloudy? The reasons are best mentioned at the top of your information. Try to make out the differences and plan accordingly to prepare your ice cubes if you wish to have crystal clear ice cubes rather than white or cloudy ice cubes that are tasteless and melt faster than clear ice which melts little slower and keeps you drink flavour as it is.

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Dian Sastro
Dian Sastro

Dian Sastro is a foodie at heart who also happens to be a dietitian. She understands how to make healthy eating simple, time savvy and delicious! She dedicated to sharing her knowledge so that you can get all the nutrients and energy you need from foods.

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