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How to Make Flower Ice Cubes

June 08, 2018 | 0 | posted in DIY'S

Spring and summer have an abundance of beautiful flowers, so making floral ice cubes is a great way to showcase their beauty. Floral ice cubes make fun additions to any drink and can be used at parties to really make a statement. Or, you can make them for your own enjoyment (because they really are quite stunning). It's worth noting not every flower can be used in your floral ice cubes: You have to make sure it's safe to eat. Some edible flowers you can utilize in your ice cubes are roses, culinary lavender, violets, clovers, dandelions, lilac, hibiscus, snapdragon, peony, honeysuckle, marigold, pansies and nasturtiums. Just make sure any flower you decide to use for this craft has not been sprayed with pesticides or harvested too close to roadways (the exhaust fumes from cars are toxic). Rather, grow them yourself, forage for them in isolated areas, or buy them from someone who grows them organically/without pesticides or artificial dyes 

 How to make floral ice cubes.

DIY Floral Ice Cubes 

Freezing beautiful flowers will help preserve their beauty well past their blooming season. 

Ingredients + Supplies: 

 

Directions: 

  1. First, pour water into the ice cube tray of your choice. We recommend our stainless steel ice cube tray because no plastic can leach into your drinks this way. You can also try using our silicone ice cube tray because this makes it easier for the floral ice cubes to be popped out when they're done. Whichever ice tray you decide to use, fill it one-third of the way and freeze. 
  2. When this layer of water is fully frozen, take it out of the freezer and place petals or whole flowers of your choice on the top of the ice. Now, add more water to fill the tray two-thirds of the way up. Freeze. 
  3. Take the tray out again. The petals and flowers should be stuck in the center of the ice, unable to float to the top). Fill the tray the rest of the way up and freeze one last time.  

Following this technique will make it appear as though the flowers are suspended in the center of the ice. Freezing in intervals like this will help prevent the flowers from freezing at the top of the ice trays (unless that's the look you're going for and want). It's really up to you, but either way, your floral ice cubes are bound to turn heads. 

 

How to use your floral ice cubes: 

Here are some fun ways to use your floral ice cubes once you've made them. 

  • Add them to a beverage in a clear glass for a pop of colour;
  • Add them to punch bowls to brighten up the mood;
  • Put them in a bowl for guests to choose their favourite to add to their drink;
  • Add them to glass pitchers of water for a feminine touch and to keep your water cool;
  • Put some into a wide mouth portable water bottle (preferably a glass one so you can show them off);
  • Use at special occasions like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, showers etc. 

 

What edible flowers would you use in your floral ice cubes? 

 

Ariana Palmieri is a green beauty blogger and guest contributor at Petal & Post who strives to live as eco-friendly as possible. In 2015 she started her blog, Greenify-Me, to document her own journey with eco-friendly products, makeup, and the environment. The site features beauty product reviews, natural DIYs, healthy recipes, and more. Her work has also been featured on MindBodyGreen, Motivation Grid, The Penny Hoarder, Antonym Cosmetics, Plant Makeup, Jeannine Morris, Basmati, Beezy Beez, and National Viral.


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