Find and Make Blue Ice in Survival Mode of Minecraft [A Comprehensive Guide]

Blue Ice is a specialized block in Minecraft that was introduced in the “Update Aquatic” (Java Edition 1.13 and Bedrock Edition 1.4.0) and is associated with the icy biomes. It is a solid, transparent block with a distinctive blue tint, resembling packed ice but with enhanced properties. Blue Ice is significantly more slippery than regular ice, allowing entities to slide across its surface at higher speeds. To obtain Blue Ice, players must use a Silk Touch-enchanted tool to mine it directly from packed ice blocks. It is often used for creating efficient ice roads or pathways in transportation systems, enabling fast travel using boats or minecarts.

In this tutorial, we’ll explore both methods – crafting with a crafting table and gathering through mining with Silk Touch.

Materials Needed:

  • 9 Packed Ice

Crafting Steps:

Open the Crafting Menu:

Begin by opening your crafting table, revealing the 3×3 crafting grid.

Open the Crafting Menu

Add Items to Make Blue Ice:

In the crafting menu, place 9 packed ice blocks in a specific pattern:

  • First row: 3 packed ice
  • Second row: 3 packed ice
  • Third row: 3 packed ice

The resulting pattern should resemble the image below. Once correctly arranged, blue ice will appear in the box to the right.

Add Items to make Blue Ice

Move the Blue Ice to Inventory:

Simply drag the crafted blue ice from the crafting grid to your inventory. Congratulations! You’ve successfully crafted blue ice in Minecraft.

Move the Blue Ice to Inventory

Gathering Blue Ice:

Steps to Gather Blue Ice:

Find a Block of Blue Ice:

Blue ice is typically found in Frozen Ocean or Deep Frozen Ocean biomes. Explore your Minecraft world to locate a block of blue ice.

Find a Block of Blue Ice

Hold a Tool with Silk Touch:

To mine blue ice, you need a tool enchanted with Silk Touch. This can be a pickaxe, shovel, or axe with Silk Touch enchantment. Examples include:

  • Pickaxe: Netherite, Diamond, Golden, Iron, Stone, Wooden
  • Shovel: Netherite, Diamond, Golden, Iron, Stone, Wooden
  • Axe: Netherite, Diamond, Golden, Iron, Stone, Wooden
Mine the Blue Ice

Mine the Blue Ice:

Use the tool with Silk Touch to mine the blue ice. The controls vary depending on your Minecraft version. For instance:

For Java Edition (PC/Mac), left-click and hold on the blue ice.

The blue ice will break, and a smaller block of blue ice will float on the ground.

Pick up the Blue Ice:

Ensure you swiftly pick up the blue ice before it disappears. Once collected, it will appear in your hotbar, ready to be used.

Pick up the Blue Ice

Command for Blue Ice:

For those who prefer commands, here’s how to use the /give command to acquire blue ice:

  • For Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.13 and newer:
  /give @p blue_ice 1
  • For Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10, and Education Edition:
  /give @p blue_ice 1 0

Supported Platforms:

Blue ice is available across various Minecraft editions, including Java Edition, Pocket Edition, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 Edition, and Education Edition.

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