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Frosted Ice

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Frosted Ice
Ice TextureUpdate.pngFrosted Ice 1.pngFrosted Ice 2.pngFrosted Ice 3.png

Partial (-2 to light)



Blast resistance












Data values

dec: 207 hex: CF bin: 11001111

Namespaced ID


Frosted ice is a translucent solid block.


Frosted ice cannot be obtained as an item‌[Java and Legacy Console editions only]. It can only be placed using block-placement commands such as /setblock. Frosted ice can be easily destroyed without tools. ‌[Java and Legacy Console editions only]Breaking it with Silk Touch drops nothing, while breaking in any other manner produces water in the same way ice does.

In Bedrock Edition, it may be obtained as an item via inventory editing.

Block Frosted Ice
Hardness 0.5
Breaking time
Hand 2.5

Frost Walker[edit]

Frosted ice is generated by players walking near water while wearing boots with the Frost Walker enchantment.


Frosted ice behaves in most ways like ice: it is slightly slippery, causing entities to slide, including items.

Frosted ice naturally melts fairly quickly. The block is created with an age of 0, and is ticked every 1–2 seconds. If a 13 chance succeeds or the block has fewer than 4 frosted ice blocks in the 8 blocks surrounding it, and the light level (including light from the sun) at the block would be greater than 11 minus the age, the age is incremented. When the age reaches 4, the block turns into water and all adjacent blocks have their age incremented (but if these blocks melt also, the effect does not continue to cascade). This does mean that in places with low light levels, such as inside caves or at night, it will never melt naturally.

When a frosted ice block melts or is broken, any adjacent frosted ice block that has fewer than 2 frosted ice blocks remaining in the 8 blocks surrounding it will immediately melt.

It also does not cause sugar cane or crops to fall when ice forms.

Data values[edit]

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
age0 0Freshly-generated ice.
Ice with spreading cracks.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Let it Go!Using the Frost Walker boots, walk on at least one block on frozen water on a deep oceanYesYesYesWii U, Switch20GBronze


Java Edition
1.915w42aAdded frosted ice.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 212.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha frosted ice.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta ice is now transparent.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43CU331.36Patch 13Added frosted ice.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19Added frosted ice.


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