Once you have the height figured out, you will need to determine the type of ice you want to make and the 24 hour yield. Cube ice is the most common for beverages. Flake ice is used a lot for cold food displays and therapeutic ice wraps. Octagonal and gourmet ice are used in drinks as well, but they are a little more “fun” than standard cubes. As far as 24 hour yield goes, consider that one person will consume approximately 1.5 pounds of ice in a restaurant setting.