After just reading all 21 pages of this post, looks like you need to buy to get clear ice. However, I used 1/2 cup clear corn syrup and 1/2 cup sugar and heated a couple minutes in the microwave-just watch it to make sure it doesn't turn yellow. Then pour it on some non stick, crinkled up foil. It won't be absolutely clear, but good enough if you can't get . I'm working on my bottles right now : )
Thank you!! I will try the sugar and corn syrup...how many minutes did you heated in the microwave??