Snow Ice Freezers

How to Freeze Snow Ice

You have two options to choose from when freezing Snow Ice

Chest Freezer Snow Ice

Standard Chest Freezer

Snow Ice Machine Freezer

Dedicated Snow Ice Freezer

Using a Standard Chest Freezer

The most important thing to remember when freezing Snow Ice Blocks is that you need a freezer that can get down to at least -25° C/-13° F.  Most modern chest freezers can reach this temperature and freezing Snow Ice Blocks with them is not a problem.  Simply buy a thermometer, put your freezer to the coldest setting and check to see how cold it gets.

Here is a picture of my Whirlpool Chest Freezer that is -27C  (-16.6F) which is cold enough to freeze snow ice blocks. 

-27C Snow Ice Frozen

A standard chest freezer will take longer to freeze your snow ice blocks than a dedicated Snow Ice Freezer (about 12 hours).

Also, Single Serve Ice Blocks don’t need to reach -13F and can generally be frozen in a regular kitchen refrigerator.

Dedicated Snow Ice Freezer

Large Block Snow Ice Freezers are specially designed to freeze at very low temperatures and can freeze a Snow Ice Block in only 4 hours!

They do this using Propylene Glycol (C3H8O2) and have specially designed cylinders for you to put your Stainless Steel Snow Ice Mold into.  Large Ice Blocks are about 5.5″ x 5.5″ and require a special freezer with a minimum temperature of -25° C/-13° F.  This is because the ice blocks are large and made mostly of milk and they won’t freeze properly in a traditional freezer.  These freezers are very large and in the USA will usually require NSF Certification.


 EG-02 Large Block Snow Ice Freezer

– Width: 53.5″ (136 cm)
– Length: 34.6″ (88 cm)
– Height: 52.8″ (134 cm)
– Gross Weight: 573.2 lbs (260 kg)

– Power: 220V 1φ 3100W
– Power Consumption: 3.2KW/HR (nominal)
– Electricity: 220V/60Hz/1-phase
– Current: start-up: 16A, stable: 13A
– Compressor Power 3HP
– Refrigerant: R-507 or R-404A
– Circulation Motor Power: 2 x 1/2HP
– Freezing Cycle Time: about 4 hours
– Nominal Freezing Temperature: -22°F (-30°C)
– Coolant: propylene glycol (C3H8O2)
– NSF Certified for use in the US

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How to Pick the Right Snow Ice Freezer:

If you are on a budget then starting our with a Chest Freezer is a reasonable option.  It takes longer to freeze snow ice blocks than a dedicated freezer but is much cheaper.

A dedicated Snow Ice Freezer will be one of the largest investments to make when starting a Snow Ice Business.  Depending on how many ice blocks you want to make at a time and if you need NSF Certification a Large Ice Block Freezer will cost about $7,000 to $13,000 USD.