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How Long Ice Cubes Take To Freeze, And How To Make It Faster

In an average home freezer and using regular plastic ice cube trays, it will take water three to four hours to become frozen solid. However, there are ways to speed this up.

Water will naturally freeze faster in a colder environment. You should make sure your freezer is at the lowest setting, and if not, adjust it to as cold as it will go.

Most ice molds are either made of plastic or silicone, both of which conduct heat slowly. Metal will transfer the heat from the water faster, so it’s best to use metal ice trays.

A smaller amount of water will freeze faster than a large amount, so small ice trays will allow ice to freeze faster when compared to large ice trays.