Over the holiday weekend, Tim Carman of Washington CityPaper's Young & Hungry blog ranted about ice cubes in orange juice:
When I see ice cubes in orange juice, I have two immediate thoughts: The orange juice will suck because it's watered down, and the restaurant is cheap, trying to extend its product at the expense of the product.
I agree with him on one point: At a restaurant, they're just trying to cheap out. But at home, I sometimes add ice cubes to get the OJ extra cold. You just have to drink it fast. Which is no problem on a hot day.
What's crazier is ice cubes in milk, which is something my dad used to do every now and then.