As the temperature warms and the sun starts to beat down on my back, I'm thinking about ice cubes—and not the boring square ice molds, either. In this era of silicone molds—which, as Pop Sci's editor in chief has pointed out have a "low coefficient of friction and a pliable nature" that let you "create otherwise impossible-to-release shapes with ease"—there's no reason to stick to standard cube-y fare.
To that end, check out these 47 variations on the classic cube that will give your cocktail some character.
Do I need to spell out how awesome these are? All the fun of alphabet soup, but it's in your spiked punch bowl instead. $17.
Are you anticipating the new Ben Affleck Batman movie? I'm not. Celebrate classic Batman with this old-school ice mold. $8.
Bullet shaped ice cubes to cool down your shots. They go down easier that way. $6.
Want that spheric ice you get in fancy cocktail bars? Cool! Here you go. $9.
Why were these made? Because they are awesome. I'd pay an arm and a leg(lamp) for these. $10.
Coffee-shaped beans to cool your iced coffee. $12.
Feel like a winner with these wiener dog ice molds. $11.
We propose that these ice cube diamond rings will outdo all others. $10.
Unearth your appreciation of ice with these dinosaur fossils. $20.
By far the most timey-wimey molds on this list. Doctor Who? Doctor you. $7.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend. These will be yours. $6.
They'll make your drink the bomb! (I'm so sorry.) $20.
We wouldn't leave out musicians! Stick these in your pre-show beverages. Nothing says rockstar like a music-themed drink stirrer for the stage. $8.
Worms and bears and fish, oh my. $10.
Hearts to make any drink romantic. Or something. $8.
Three ice molds for people who love the sky and the ocean! $8.
If all of The Avengers can save the world, I think one of them can keep your drink cold. Iron Man might be a hot head, but he will do the trick. $7.
Nothing really to say here. Lego rules. $10.
If you've ever wanted to have a drink on the rocks with Mario, you are out of luck. He is not real. This is the closest you will get. $9.
Reserved for your most noteworthy beverages. $14.
Mutant ice molds for reptile lovers. Cowabunga. $10.
Each leg provides extra cooling power! Just kidding. Did you know that octopuses have three hearts? $10.
Fill these orange slice molds with juice to add some extra flavor to your drinks. They're particularly cute for lemonade, honestly. $6.
Give a dog a bone? How about ... give a drink an ice cube that looks like a bone. $11.
Do you love penguins? Same. $9.
These are just badass. Create your own polar bear or penguin ice mold floats. They'll float above the water and be great drinking buddies. $10.
Save money on shot glasses. Shot glass ice molds will cool your shot and save on cleaning time. $8.
Ice for pirates. There is nothing worse than warm grog. $6.
If you don't have a copy of Bobby McFerrin's Don't Worry Be Happy with you, these Emoji ice molds will remind you to smile. $10.
Does this make your spidey senses tingle? We thought so. $14.
Weird idea for an ice mold, but that is why they are so awesome. Also a cool way to scare your friend. $10.
Does he live in a cold pineapple under the sea? He better. Does Mr. Krabs keep his kelp shakes cool with these ice molds? You bet he does. $14.
A stirrer that can also cool your drink? $7.
D'aww. I've heard people say that their drink is too sweet, but never that their drink is too cute. Make your drink too cute. $8.
Cool your drink at warp drive. (Note: these don't actually make your drinks cooler any faster than normal.) $12.
Don't get too excited. These aren't frozen in Carbonite, though they can keep your frosty beverage as cold as a winter day on Hoth. $20.
Do your drink justice. You will be Krypt-on-point for any occasion. $9.
It's painful if your teeth are cold. Freeze these teeth instead. Bonus points if you use these with your seltzer. $8.
Chill out, Texas. $20.
Ice molds for people that have seen Titanic more than 5 times. $8.
These just look like marijuana leaves. Look cool with none of the perks! $10.
Big-cube whiskey ice! They aren't boring because they are BIGGER. $13.
Wonder Woman takes on Nazis. Celebrate her by putting her in every drink. $9.
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