How to make Flower Ice Cubes: Using edible decorations
The summer season means hot days and long trips to keep the family entertained. We have a fun, beautiful DIY project that puts gorgeous edible floral decorations right into the ice cubes we'll be counting on to keep us cool.
In this article, we'll show you how to make flower ice cubes using edible decorations—featuring some products from our Summer Collection— so you can take your summer sipping to the next level!
It's an easy and accessible project and best of all, you can include your kids to show them how to make fun & delicious summer treats all day long.
Silicone Ice Tray and Distilled Water – The Secret to Crystal-Clear Ice
It can be annoying to put a full ice tray into the freezer just to get a cloudy cube as a result. The secret to getting those adorable, see-through cubes lies in the tools you use; namely distilled water & a silicone ice cube tray. You do not want to use tap water, it will create clowdy cubes!
Getting this part right is only the start to making these floral cubes. Because it doesn't matter how many decorations you put into them if you can't see through the ice in the first place! To create these mesmerizing flower ice cubes, you'll need a couple of essentials.
Follow these steps to set the stage for your frozen floral wonders:
1. Grab a silicone ice tray, which makes it a breeze to release those beautiful ice cubes.
2. Fill the tray with distilled water, resulting in crystal-clear ice cubes.
Additionally, clear ice ensures that the ice won't dilute the flavors of your drinks. It's a small set-up process to begin with. There are not that many moving parts to the project, making it a perfect fit for kids to grab tools and compile their favorite decoration. Once you've completed these steps, you're ready for the exciting part; creating beautiful decorated ice cubes!
Sparkling Water and Flowers in Ice – A Captivating Fusion
Now, let's get to the star of the show – flowers in ice! Choose your favorite edible flowers, such as rose petals, pansies, or even lavender, to infuse your ice cubes with delightful flavors and vibrant colors.
For a simple recipe on how to make flower ice cubes, follow these directions:
- Simply place a flower petal or two in each section of the silicone ice tray
- Gently pour sparkling water over them
- Even out the tray to make sure all flowers are submerged
- Arrange them to your liking (this is your last chance!)
- Add water and freeze!
- Optional: Leave the tray out before freezing to get the infusion you're aiming for (less time for not much infusion, longer for more concentrated infusion)
This captivating combination will result in flower ice cubes that will make your drinks a sight to behold! And depending on how long you left them to infuse, the cubes will give a pleasant aroma and finish to any drink you use them in!
Pair Edible Floral Cubes for Summer Drink Ideas
With your flower ice cubes ready, it's time to unleash your creativity and create sensational summer drinks. Whether you're craving a zesty citrus punch or a tropical punch paradise in a glass, the possibilities are endless.
Pair your flower ice cubes with your preferred beverages and watch as they transform into Instagram-worthy creations that taste as good as they look. Embrace the spirit of summer and let your imagination run wild!
Drink Glitter for Ice Cubes
If you arent a flower person, you can always use edible glitter! There's a place where you can find the perfect shimmer for your summer drinks.
Of course, we're fans of Brew Glitter's drink shimmers, but whether you're a Gen-Z trendsetter or someone who loves to make every moment sparkle, Brew Glitter has got you covered!
Brew Glitter's high-quality edible glitter for drinks come in a range of colors and effects, allowing you to customize your drinks with ease. Visit Brew Glitter's website and discover a world of glittery possibilities for your summer sips.
People Also Ask
How far in advance can I make flower ice cubes?
You can make flower ice cubes up to two or three days in advance. As we mentioned above, the steps are easy! Simply place the edible flowers in an ice cube tray, fill it with distilled water, and freeze. This will help preserve the freshness and beauty of the flowers. When you're ready to use them, gently release the ice cubes from the silicone tray and add them to your beverages or cocktails for an elegant touch. Remember to store the flower ice cubes in an airtight container in the freezer to maintain their quality. Enjoy the vibrant and refreshing addition to your drinks!
What flowers can be used in flower ice cubes?
There are several types of flowers that are considered edible. Some commonly consumed edible flowers include roses, lavender, marigolds, violets, pansies, nasturtiums, hibiscus, chamomile, and calendula.
It's important to note that not all flowers are safe to eat, so it's crucial to ensure that the flowers you use are specifically labeled as edible or have been grown without the use of pesticides or chemicals. Additionally, it's advisable to try a small amount of any new edible flower to check for potential allergies or adverse reactions.
Use this edible flower ice cubes guide to help you create your very own glittery cubes or flowery concoctions for all of your summer drink needs.
Go for simple projects that you can do at the drop of a hat in case you're hosting a large party or play date with the kids. This is a great project to see people's creativity shine without taxing them with complicated recipe processes.
Make floral ice cubes throughout the long, hot summer and be sure to tag @BrewGlitter on Instagram to show use how you shine!