Smoked Ice

Automne 2020
food and drink

BY: Christopher St. Onge

Begin by making plain ice in the desired size and shape you wish to use (the increased surface area of the ice provides better results than water alone). Plan for 24 standard-size cubes, or 8 jumbo spheres (or cubes). Arrange a piece of foil in the bottom of a deep wide pot or wok. Place 1 tsp (5 mL) maple chips on top of foil and arrange a rack over foil and within pot. Place a heatproof bowl or pie plate overtop and fill with ice. Cover with lid or more foil and set over high heat for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and continue smoking for 15 minutes. Turn heat off and let stand for 15 minutes. Pour water back into moulds and freeze.