It turns out one person thought the world needed help with one of life’s most challenging culinary endeavors: making ice cubes.
And since this is the internet, I’m sure you can imagine how people responded. The recipe comments perfectly parodied the 10 types of people who review recipes online.
Below are our 10 favorite reviews of “Ice Cubes” on Food.com.
1. The morally superior chef
“I harvest my own free-range water, so the idea of putting it in a plastic tray and a commercially made electricity-wasting freezer disgusts me. I prefer nature’s method, waiting until the temperature outside drops below freezing.” — donquix66
2. The dissatisfied customer
“This recipe is horrible! Maybe I should have left them in longer than two minutes (the recipe doesn’t say how long to leave them in the freezer so I just kind of guessed) but mine came out all watery. I won’t be making these again.” — Chef #1408275
3. The lazy cook
“I was wondering if you had a crock-pot version for this recipe. I work long hours and I just don’t have the time to invest in this kind of hands-on cooking, but they really look yummy.” — hollyluya
4. The displeased substituter
“I made a few adjustments…… used a pot instead of trays. boiled instead of freezing. Added salt, potatoes, carrots and beef to the water. It turned out more like soup instead of ice cubes. Next time I will make a few more adjustments to try and get this recipe to work for me.” — Carambola
5. The happy substituter
“It looked a bit thin so I added some kidney beans (half of a 15 oz. can) and some chicken stock. Try it, you’ll like it!” — Everbody
6. The one they’d been waiting for
“I wish I had found this recipe over the summer. My iced tea and lemonade were so warm. I just knew something was missing. TIP…you have to carry the tray to the freezer VERY SLOWLY so you don’t spill any water. Thank you SO much for posting! My family loved it, so this one’s definitely a keeper!” — Zoesmama
7. The international input
“Thank you for your recipe. We make something very similar in Guatemala. Our version is called hielo, and instead of water we use agua.” — elgordo111
8. The worrywart
“I will be going out of town for about a week. Do you think it will be OK to leave these in the freezer while I am gone? I love these and don’t want to do anything to mess them up while I am gone!” — TansGram
9. “That guy”
“Way to much water taste for my family! Terrible recipe, avoid at all costs” — tferrara
10. The clueless cook
“wow! I don’t know what I am doing wrong. I have tried this recipe 2 times now and i just don’t see what all the fuss is about. I will have to read the reviews and see what people are doing differently. I did leave out the 2 cups water because my kids dont care for water, but aside from that I followed it exactly.” — hidenken
Do you think you’ll be tackling this difficult recipe any time soon?