I can’t tell you how long ago I made these - but they are always fun at a party. HOWEVER, I prefer to float them in non edible vases- unless you use edible flowers.
To suspend flowers in the cubes, work in layers: Fill an ice tray (one that makes large cubes so the ice will last longer) a quarter of the way with water, add flowers facing down, and freeze. Add more water to fill halfway, and freeze. Fill to the top, and freeze again.
For ice that’s especially clear, use distilled water that has been boiled and then cooled. This limits impurities and air bubbles, which make ice cloudy.
Use only edible flowers, such as orchids, nasturtiums, pansies, and snapdragons, that have been grown to be eaten (to ensure they haven’t been treated with chemicals). (via)
Did you know that you can freeze bubbles? These temperatures are perfect for using that left over bubble mix from the summer. Go outside on any day when it’s below 32 degrees F and try this: blow a bubble and then catch it on the bubble wand. Wait a few moments while it freezes- it will turn into a cool crystal ball before it shatters!
You can also make icy crystals with your bubble solution! To do this: dip a large loop in the bubble solution – but dont blow a bubble. Instead, watch the crystals grow. The will form a lattice structure!
Too cold to go outside? You can learn how to make your own crystal ball bubbles in the freezer with soap by checking out the site below…
This is amazing!! Definitely trying it out this Winter!
DIY Flower/Fruit Ice Cubes by homelife
I love this idea of making decorative ice cubes using flowers or fruit. It adds a special touch to ordinary drinks. This diy will help make a great wedding or party.
Use these exotic ice cubes in a refreshing punch, Pimm’s and lemonade or a mineral water.
Cut lemon, limes or oranges into thin slices and freeze in ice cubes for a burst of colour and flavour.
Add summer fruits - raspberries, redcurrants or strawberry slices to the ice cube tray. Tip: Add a little lemon or lime juice to the water for an extra zing!
Or for a decadent touch, add violet petals or tiny rosebuds (aim to use organic flowers or fresh from the garden to ensure harmful pesticides have not been used).
going to make some for my mojito limonade this weekend
Rose Infused Strawberry Sorbet
Difficulty: ★☆☆☆☆ (very easy)
- 1 Lb Frozen Strawberries
- 3/4 Cup Rose Syrup
- Add strawberries to food processor, pulsing at first to chop. Scrape sides with a spatula.
- With the motor running, add the rose syrup through the feed tube, stopping to scrape the sides as necessary, blending until smooth.