Why not make the blue ore have a recipe where it can be melted down if placed next to something hot like lava, upon melting, it can be scooped up with a bucket and can then be crafted into crystalline ice like this
A B A
B C B = D
A B A
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where the A is a snowball, B is glowstone dust and C is a bucket of that melted blue ore, which gets you D, crystalline ice, which can be placed down in a taiga biome and grow from one crystal to a maximum of five crystals in a cluster, and a left click with a custom tool will remove another crystalline ice, which can be planted again, you could also break it with a pick to break it into icy crystalline powder. Adding this to Glowstone b crafting allows the glowstone to be dyed any colour by adding a dye into the recipe.
-If u like the idea I have others as well-