Blue Ice

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Blue Ice
Blue Ice JE1 BE1.png



Yes (4)‌[BE only]
No‌[JE only]

Blast resistance






Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava




Data value

dec: 266 hex: 10A bin: 100001010

Namespaced ID


Blue ice is a solid block similar to packed ice.


Natural generation[edit]

Blue ice naturally generates on the bottom of the icebergs in frozen ocean biomes.

Blue ice generates in some snowy tundra village houses.


Blue ice can be obtained using any tool enchanted with Silk Touch or by crafting it with 9 packed ice blocks. Breaking the block without Silk Touch drops nothing.

Block Blue Ice
Hardness 2.8
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 4.2
Wooden 2.1
Stone 1.05
Iron 0.7
Diamond 0.55
Golden 0.35
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Packed Ice

Chest loot[edit]

Blue ice can be found in 9.9% of snowy village house chests in stacks of 1.


Wandering traders have 16 chance to sell blue ice for 6 emeralds.


Blue ice is slippery, causing most entities to slide, including items. It is even more slippery than ice or packed ice.[more information needed] This also allows for increased speed of items in water currents by placing the blue ice under the water current. Mobs do not travel faster in water currents on blue ice.

Blue ice is a completely solid block and allows the placement of any objects on top.

Unlike normal ice, blue ice does not melt when placed near light sources.

Boats travel faster on blue ice than on either normal ice or packed ice, being able to reach a top speed of 60.606 m/s (as opposed to 39.7 m/s on packed ice).

In Bedrock and Education editions, blue ice is capable of giving off a light level of 4.


Java Edition:

Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Block breaking subtitles.block.generic.hit Blocks 0.5 0.25 16
Block broken subtitles.block.generic.break Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Block placed Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Footsteps subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks 1.0 0.15 16
No subtitle (Plays when fallen on from a height) Blocks 0.75 0.5 16


Java Edition
1.1318w15aBlue Ice JE1 BE1.png Added blue ice.
18w16aBlue ice is now slightly less slippery.[more information needed]
1.1419w05aBlue ice can now be bought from wandering traders.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta Ice JE1 BE1.png Added blue ice, which can give off a light level of 4.
1.5.0beta ice is now more slippery.
1.10.0beta ice can now be bought from wandering traders.
1.11.0beta ice can now be found in snowy tundra village house chests.
Legacy Console Edition
TU691.76Patch 38Blue Ice JE1 BE1.png Added blue ice.
Education Edition
1.4.0Blue Ice JE1 BE1.png Added blue ice, which can give off a light level of 4.


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