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ice cubes


If you need a large amount of ice, the most frugal way to get it is by starting ahead of time.  If you have an ice-maker with your refrigerator, you need to time how long it takes to make new cubes once you empty them out,  and plan accordingly.  The same things is true for ice trays, although you have the option with trays of using more of them.  You may want to use both.


If your goal is to keep a large amount of liquid cold, you can get by with less ice if you make the ice cubes larger.  They will take longer to melt.


If you purchase ice, and don't have a large cooler, put it in the washing machine.  If you have canned beverages, you can also place them inside the washing machine.


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Frugal footnotes:


Here are a couple frugal drinks that make good use of ice.


Cranberry Sizzle Punch


4  containers frozen lemonade
2 - 32 oz bottles cranberry cocktail
2  boxes pineapple juice
1 large bottle 7-Up or Gingerale
orange & lime slices (optional)

Mix cranberry cocktail, undiluted lemonade & pineapple juice. Add fruit slices. Just before serving add pop & ice.


Raspberry Lemonade


2 cups raspberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 cup water

Put the raspberries and the sugar in a blender and whip until smooth.  Strain, and put the clear liquid in a pitcher.

Add the lemon juice and the water.  Chill.








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