Many of you know I make a lot of smoothies, but now I have less trouble do to this silicone ice tray. I used to use regular ice cube trays to make my ice, but sometimes the ice would not blend in my blender and I would have to stop the blender and give the smoothie a stir. Now since I have been using ice from this type of tray I have had little problems. The ice is slender so it blends easily when making things in the blender. I had been using smaller ice cube trays which did help the blending process somewhat, but by using this tray I have had great success.