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Edible flower ice cubes

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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!

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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.

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Method

  • Take one petal from the rose and place into the silicon tray
  • Fill the tray 1/3 of the way full with the water (so the petal is just covered)
  • Freeze until solid
  • Add another petal then cover again with water. Freeze until solid
  • Repeat for as many layers as you want. Or for simplicity, freeze just one petal per cube
  • If part of the petal is sticking out after the first round of freezing, do the second round with water alone – no extra petal so the whole petal becomes immersed
  • Once the cubes are completely solid, remove from tray and serve in your drinks
  • 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!

    edible flower cube collage

    So what do you think?! Will you be making these this summer? Let me know in the comments!

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    Comments to Edible flower ice cubes

    • well i never would of thought of this but i love how cute it is x

      lisa prince 28th July 2016 5:41 pm Reply
      • Thanks, glad you liked the post.

        Nadine Hill 4th August 2016 4:43 pm Reply
    • This would add a lot of interest to an ice bucket!

      Mellissa Williams 28th July 2016 7:49 pm Reply
      • Absolutely, quite an amusing talking point.

        Nadine Hill 4th August 2016 4:43 pm Reply
    • What a great idea. It makes me want to have a party x

      Louise 28th July 2016 11:32 pm Reply
      • Ha ha ha, glad you like it. A party sounds fabulous.

        Nadine Hill 4th August 2016 4:44 pm Reply
    • Wow, they do look super pretty and would give a nice talking point at a party. Mich x

      Michelle Twin Mum 28th July 2016 11:44 pm Reply
      • Thanks, glad you like them.

        Nadine Hill 4th August 2016 4:44 pm Reply
    • They’re so pretty!

      We often freeze fruit like grapes to use as ice cubes x

      Cass@frugalfamily 29th July 2016 12:02 pm Reply
      • Frozen Grapes are an excellent idea, and they work amazingly well with a cheeseboard too!

        Nadine Hill 4th August 2016 4:46 pm Reply
    • What a fantastic idea. I would have never thought of this but it is so effective! 🙂

      Emma @ Island Living 365 30th July 2016 7:00 pm Reply
      • Thanks, glad you like them. They are fun and pretty too.

        Nadine Hill 4th August 2016 4:46 pm Reply
    • They look amazing We do this with fruit, but I would have never thought of petals and we have some nasturtiums growing that would be perfect for this. If you used preboiled and cooled water the ice doesnt cloud and you can see them better.

      Jen Walshaw 2nd August 2016 11:04 am Reply
      • Thanks for the heads up about the pre-boiled water. You should give them a try with your pretty petals.

        Nadine Hill 4th August 2016 4:50 pm Reply
    • These are so pretty. Perfect for adding to Summer mocktails and cocktails

      anthea 8th August 2016 7:30 am Reply
    • What a simple yet great idea – I tend to freeze grapes for my wine x

      Emma | The Mini Mes and Me 5th September 2016 10:39 am Reply
      • That’s a fab idea too!!

        Nadine Hill 5th September 2016 2:59 pm Reply

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