IN the days after Christmas, we happily live off leftovers to avoid having to go anywhere near the shop – but while we're tucking into our fourth turkey sandwich of the day, that always seem to be the point we run out of ice.
While it might not be the first thing that jumps to mind when you're doing your Christmas food shop, we use it a LOT when we're sipping on Bailey's and/or gin and tonics throughout the festive season.
That said, one savvy woman has revealed how she makes one giant ice cube at home using two simple household items.
Posting on the Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, the woman explained how she was struggling to find an ice tray in the run up to Christmas.
She wrote: "So decided to make my own!"
After buying a 50-pack of water balloons from Tesco, she then stocked up on some cheap tennis balls from Home Bargains for 99p.
After filling a water balloon, the woman placed it in one of the tennis balls which she cut mostly in half.
She then closed the tennis ball over the balloon and popped it in the freezer to create the huge ice sphere.
The post has racked up over a hundred "likes" and comments in the group – and people couldn't believe they'd never thought to do it before.
"This is a great idea," one replied. "And will take a while to melt."
Another suggested: "Use cooled boiled water so your sphere is not cloudy!"
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