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.
Freezing beautiful flowers will help preserve their beauty well past their blooming season.
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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.
Here are some fun ways to use your floral ice cubes once you've made them.
What edible flowers would you use in your floral ice cubes?
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