So I have been freezing ice a lot recently, and I will come out and say it, as it turns out it is, albeit unlikely, it is sometimes possible for ice to "explode." I was not so aware of this before, but from now on I consume my ice beverages with deliberate care.
The first action I have taken is to make sure no bubbles are visibly present before freezing.
I was thinking about how one might reduce these frozen bubbles when making ice with ice trays and a freezer (the bubbles are sometimes a few millimeters across). I was thinking perhaps the bubbles are more likely to form if there are more dissolved minerals and other compounds commonly found in tap water. I think it is time to review osmosis to see if anything will shed light on this idea. My first instinct was to distill water and freeze it to see if there would be less bubbles, but since there will always be dissolved gases even in a freezer it does not follow that this will greatly affect anything.
Is it the case that at lower temperatures water will not be able to hold as many dissolved gases? If that is the case, then it might be worthwhile to lower the temperature of ice in the fridge or to a temperature just above freezing and allow the solution to stabilize, and then put it in the freezer.
Your insight is appreciated, thank you.