Ice is a block found in Snowy Biomes, that is exposed water. Meaning, a block of exposed water in a snowy biome will eventually freeze into ice. Ice is moderately transparent, but is not as transparent as glass. Ice has the same texture on all sides of the block. Ice is easily destroyed without tools, like a basic recourse (Dirt, wood, etc.). Using a Pick Axe on ice only makes the process easier. When ice is broken it makes a shattering sound like glass. Ice melts back into water if a luminance of 12 or higher radiating from a light emitting block is in contact with the ice block. Sunlight cannot melt ice. Nothing can be crafted from ice.
The player can slide on ice.
Ice can be obtained by the player if the player has a tool with a silk touch enchantment. When taken into the Nether, ice can be used to have water. This is especially helpful for players who wish to build a house in the Nether.
Blocks with Opacity cannot have all standard blocks placed on them. Blocks with Opacity are as follows: Water (Source), Lava (Source), Tall Grass, Oak Sapling, Birch Sapling, Spruce Sapling, Jungle Sapling, Red Mushroom, Brown Mushroom, Red Flower, Dandelion, Crops, Sugar Cane, Cactus, End Portal, Portal, Fire, Sign, Torch, Snow, Air, Enchantment Table, Redstone Torch, Redstone Wire, Button, Pressure Plate, Lever, Rail, Trapdoor, Redstone Repeater, Door, Iron Door, Bed, Cake, Fence, Ladder, Oak Wood Stairs, Spruce Wood Stairs, Jungle Wood Stairs, Birch Wood Stairs, Cobblestone Stairs, Bricks Stairs, Stone Brick Stairs, Nether Brick Stairs, Sandstone Stairs, Quartz Stairs, Stone Slab, Sandstone Slab, Cobblestone Slab, Bricks Slab, Stone Brick Slab, Oak Wood Slab, Jungle Wood Slab, Birch Wood Slab, Spruce Wood Slab, Nether Brick Slab, Quartz Slab, Farmland, Chest, Large Chest, Glowstone, Piston, Sticky Piston, Oak Leaves, Jungle Leaves, Spruce Leaves, Birch Leaves, Glass, and Ice.