Here’s a fun and simple way to freshen things up for a party! Dress up your drinks and cocktails with these flower ice cubes. They are made with edible flowers, herbs and then frozen into ice cubes.
These flower ice cubes are perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower, wedding or even just a backyard gathering. It’s a simple way to fancy up a party by adding them to cocktails, teas, sparkling water, or just a bucket of ice for a bottle of champagne!
They look absolutely beautiful if you ask me and it’s an easy way to elevate a special day. You can make the ice cubes well in advance so there is no need to worry about last minute details.
I took a walk through the garden to see what edible flowers I had but you can buy edible flowers in stores too. Here’s everything you need to know about making flower ice cubes.
How To Get Clear Ice Cubes
If you’re going to make the prettiest ice cubes then you’re going to want to make sure they are crystal clear! There’s nothing worse than finding out after the fact that your ice cubes are foggy and you can’t see your flowers.
- Start with distilled, pure water. Tap water can have minerals and impurities which can cause cloudy ice.
- Make sure to boil the water, twice! After the first boil let the water cool and come to room temperature. Boil again and let the water slightly cool.
- Pour the warm water in trays and add edible flowers.
Edible Flowers For Ice Cubes
You can buy edible flowers from stores or you can grow and pick your own. The one thing you need to watch out for is pesticides and sprays. Even if a florist or greenhouse says the flowers have not been sprayed they may have been grown in pesticide soil. If it’s organic you should have no problems, always ask to make sure.
- Lavender Flowers
- Mint Leaves
- Strawberry Blossoms
- Chive Blossoms
- Cilantro Blossoms
- Pea Flowers
- Lilac Flowers
- Lemon Balm
My favourite for taste was the lavender ice cubes. They were soft and delicate in flavour with almost a creamy texture. The mint leaves were fun and bright, and tasted delicious in my drink (would make a good addition to a mojito). The pansies and strawberry blossoms looked beautiful but did not much for added flavour.
Note: I’d also be careful about using white flowers, my strawberry blossoms were white and they didn’t give a striking appearance like the other flowers did. They almost went a little translucent once frozen.
I hope you enjoy making these exquisite ice cubes.Print
Flower Ice Cubes
These exquisite ice cubes are made using edible flowers and herbs. Add ice cubes to cocktails, teas, or just to fancy up a party. They are perfect for a baby shower, a bridal shower or a wedding.
- Prep Time: 24 hours
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 24 hours
- Yield: 12-24 cubes
- Category: Drinks
- Cuisine: Canadian
- Edible Flowers such as lavender, pansies, mint, (see blog post for more ideas).
- Distilled water
- Ice cube trays
- Fill a kettle with water. Make sure to use distilled, pure water as tap water can have minerals and impurities which can cause cloudy ice.
- Boil water and let cool to room temperature. Then boil water again. It’s important to boil the water twice. Let water slightly cool and pour warm water into ice cube trays.
- Add edible flowers to trays of water.
- Freeze ice cubes until solid, preferably overnight.
Avoid using white flowers, as the colour fades once frozen and the flowers will become translucent.
- Serving Size: 1 ice cube
- Calories: 0
- Sugar: 0
- Sodium: 0
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 0
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 0
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: edible flowers, ice cubes, bridal shower, summer
Flower ice cubes will last a very long time, it is ice after all! But for best results they will last approx. 2 months in the freezer before ice crystals start to form and they absorb your freezer’s odours.
Yes, dried flowers work great in ice cubes. Just make sure the flowers are edible and have not been sprayed with pesticides.
Make sure to use distilled, pure water to get clear ice cubes. Tap water can have minerals and impurities which can cause cloudy ice.
You want to boil the water, twice! After the first boil let the water cool and come to room temperature. Then, boil again and let the water slightly cool before pouring into trays.
As long as you are using edible flowers that have not been sprayed with pesticides then it’s safe to add to them to your ice cubes. Flowering herbs work great and also have a lovely hit of flavour as well as lavender, violets, and roses. See the blog post for more ideas to make beautiful ice cubes.
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