Summer entertaining can be made even more special with these edible flower ice cubes. You can easily give your drinks the wow factor and they are so easy to make!
Here’s how you get some bling in your drink! First you need some edible flowers. There are many varieties that can be bought from speciality shops but it is easier just to go to your local supermarket, buy a bunch of roses and use those! The kinds of flowers that are easily obtained and are edible are: roses, lavender, sunflower, chrysanthemum and daisy. Plus there is more advice about edible flowers here.
You’ll need a large ice cube tray and silicone trays are best for getting the finished cubes out easily with no damage. I used a silicone muffin tray for extra large ice cubes! Plus, it’s better to use cooled, boiled water rather than water straight from the tap as you will achieve clearer cubes. Simply bring water to the boil for 2-3 minutes then allow to cool completely before freezing.
The cubes will melt in your drinks and you will be left with a floating petal which is completely safe to drink if you wish, although I like them more for the effect in a glass rather than for eating!
So what do you think?! Will you be making these this summer? Let me know in the comments!