Flower ice cubes to dress your drinks up!
With the warmer weather approaching here is a fantastic idea to brighten your drinks selection.
I love this idea, “it’s these little flower ice cubes that are little paintings in a glass!”
A great project to get the kids involved in preparing, so get them out in the garden and the kitchen.
Ice cubes with flowers.
What do you need:
Find a handful of edible flowers like marigolds, nasturtiums, or hollyhocks.
Drinking water of your choice could be, mineral or filtered.
An ice cube tray.
What’s your favourite drink?
Try grenadine and lemon or sparkling water with mint and blueberries.
- Fill an ice cube tray with water. Using mineral water or filtered water will give a better result. You don’t have to fill the cubes right to the top, about 1/3 full is perfect. That way there’s plenty of space left for flowers.
- Add the flowers. Carefully add the edible flowers to the ice cube tray. You could use a pair of tweezers. Place the ice cube tray in the freezer
- To freeze. Once all the water is frozen you can pull in a little bit more and return the ice cube tray to the freezer.
- Serve. Remove the ice cube tray from the freezer, carefully pop out the ice cubes and serve them in some nice glasses with a deliciously refreshing drink.
“Lemonade for example or homemade iced tea, it doesn’t matter what you choose as long as it’s something clear, so you’ll be able to see the flowers as well.”
Tip of the day.
If you boil the water before you pour it into the ice cube tray, the colour of the flowers (like violets and marigolds) will be even brighter, just allow the water to cool first.
Just a little disclaimer. Not all flowers are edible.
Please do your research on edible flowers before you make your ice cubes. Using this recipe and edible flowers is completely at your own risk