When I remodeled my kitchen, I opted out of a freezer with a built-in ice maker. In my experience, the ice that comes out of built-in ice makers usually tastes like whatever is in the freezer. Gross. Personally, I’m not a daily ice consumer, but if I am going to invest in an ice maker it’s gotta be the good ice. Nugget Ice. While I’m saving up for my very own nugget ice maker, I’ve come up with a temporary solution for my icelessness. I fill high-ball and pint glasses one eighth of an inch (+/-) full of filtered water and then freeze. The glass gets nice and frosty and the water conveniently freezes into a cube in the bottom of the glass. When guests come by, you have a frosty glass + ice already to go. The presentation is enjoyable and unexpected. This creative chilling method beats the hell out of messy, space-sucking ice trays which produce plastic-tasting cubes.