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This page describes an education-related feature. 
This feature is available only in Education Edition or when enabling the "Education Edition" option in Bedrock Edition.
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Ice Bomb
Ice Bomb.png
Rarity color



No (unless Material Reducer is available)


Yes (16)

The ice bomb is an item that is used to freeze water into ice.


Lab Table[]

Result Materials Needed

Ice Bomb
Sodium Acetate x4


Ice bombs can be thrown by using them, similar to an egg. They are affected by gravity.

Similar to ender pearls, there is a short cooldown before the player can throw another ice bomb. The cooldown is shown in the hotbar by a white overlay that shrinks before the player is able to use it again.

Ice bombs explode upon hitting most blocks, including non-solid blocks, but not air. They also explode upon hitting other entities, but they do not deal damage, and unlike eggs and snowballs, the impact is not considered an attack and does no damage or knockback. When exploding, any water (including flowing water, but not waterlogged blocks) in a 3×3×3 cube around the ice bomb freezes into ice. Ice bombs can be used to contain and displace mobs in ice under water.

While endermen teleport away from arrows shot at them, they can be hit by ice bombs.

Throwing an ice bomb while underwater encloses the player in ice.

Ice bomb arrangement table
y\x -2 -1 0 1 2
64 Air Air Air Air Air
63 Air Air Ice bomb Air Air
62 Water Ice Ice Ice Water
61 Water Ice Ice Ice Water
60 Water Water Water Water Water

Data values[]


Ice BombIdentifierNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Ice BombIdentifierNumeric ID Translation key


Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta Bomb BE1.png Added ice bombs.
Education Edition
1.0.27Ice Bomb BE1.png Added ice bombs.


  • In real life, mixing a sufficient amount of sodium acetate in water does solidify it, but creates hot ice (sodium acetate trihydrate) instead of normal ice.