Happy Friday! It's been so hot here in Los Angeles, and that's why I'm so excited to share this little treat with you all. These frozen flower ice cubes are a perfect way to brighten up your beverages. They are a great touch for baby or bridal showers, weddings, or simply a backyard BBQ.
What you'll need:
Ice cube molds (shown here larger silicone ice cube molds)
Some helpful tips:
- It's best to use bigger ice cube molds so the cubes will last longer in drinks.
- Silicone ice cube trays make it easier to pop the ice cubes out without breaking them.
- To achieve clearer ice cubes, start with distilled water. Boil the distilled water and let it cool completely.
There are a variety of edible flowers (to name a few: roses, pansies, nasturtiums, marigolds, violets and geraniums. These will be the best choices for these ice cubes.) And, they're available in the herb section at your local grocery store. Or, you can order them from online shops. I bought these from Whole Foods, but remember to call in advance to check availability so you don't waste a trip to the store.
Place the flowers in the tray.
Fill each ice cube square with water about 1/3 of the way full.
Freeze until firm. Remove the silicone tray from the freezer and pour a little more water on top, about another third of the way up. Gently push the flower down if it floats. Return to freezer until solid.
Repeat this process until cubes are completely full and frozen. Add a second layer of flowers during the third addition of water.
Once the cubes are completely frozen, store in freezer or dislodge them to use in your drinks. Because these are fresh flowers, they will infuse a slight floral taste, so do keep in mind when choosing the drinks. We recommend using them in non-alcoholic drinks such as lemonade, iced tea, and water.
Hope you enjoy this little treat. And just a little plug for our new collection we just launched for the fall called Cloud-9. Check it out when you get a chance!