How to Make Floral Ice Cubes

How to make floral ice cubesHey there! Today I am very excited to share a fun technique for making super pretty FLORAL ice cubes!

We’ve teamed up with KINKY Beverages to share a fun way to dress up a simple drink, and just in time for Valentine’s Day!

How to make floral ice cubes There are two ways to make floral ice cubes. One is to find flowers that are small enough to put whole into your ice cubes. A lot of grocery stores sell edible flowers and a lot of the time they are small enough. But sometimes they aren’t, so instead, I made floral confetti by simply cutting up the flowers into confetti size pieces!

Tips:
-Use edible flowers, and get organic if you can!
-You can find a list of edible flowers here.
-Even though I use edible flowers, I still consider them a garnish and personally do not eat them, but at least I know they are safe!

First, cut up your flowers into small pieces, like confetti.

How to make floral ice cubes Next, fill an ice cube tray with your flower confetti, and then pour water into each cube square. Press the flowers into the water (they will still stick out a little and that’s OK).

Freeze them until they are completely solid.

How to make floral ice cubes They’re REALLY pretty once you remove them from the tray.

Now we’re ready to make a fun drink!

How to make floral ice cubesI like to keep it pretty simple here since the ice cubes are the wow-factor part of this drink. I think they pair well with a light colored, simple drink so you can really see the vibrant colors in them. For the drink I used KINKY Pink Liqueur. It tastes like mango, blood orange and passion fruit. If you like sweet drinks, you’re going to love it!

How to make floral ice cubesHow to make floral ice cubesIf you want your drink a little less sweet, try mixing it with equal parts club soda and a big squeeze of lime. YUM.

How to make floral ice cubes How to make floral ice cubes The coolest part about these ice cubes is that you can prep them in advance for a party or for guests and it makes your drink look really elaborate, even if it’s super simple! You’ll get major hostess points.

What do you think? Valentine’s inspiration, anyone?? xx -Elsie

Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. 

  • Oh, wow. This is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while. I never would have thought to include flowers in ice! I bet rose ice cubs would be delicious in a prosecco-based cocktail…I will need to try this ASAP!

    Thanks for the suggestion! Also..it’s probably even PRETTIER once it melts!!

  • Easy enough that even I could do it! 🙂
    – Katie
    https://thebippityboppitybeautifulblog.wordpress.com

  • Oh wow! I’ll admit, I’m not someone who’s good at ‘making’ things, but these ice cubes look so easy and SO effective!

    I’d love to make them with mint, or lemon rind perhaps – especially good for bitter, citrus drinks.

    Though I do love the idea of making these floral ones too – absolutely gorgeous, I know my friends would love it if I served them these! 🙂

    Thank you!

    Flora
    www.theeverchanginghome.com

  • Sounds delicious and extra pretty for V-day!
    Love the list of edible flowers too! We’ve wanted to get some in the past, but really had no idea where to start or the best kind to get!

    Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo,
    Cortney
    A Whimsy Wonderland

  • I will definitely try this out! Such a cute idea!! I love freezing fruit in my ice cubes, maybe I could do a mixture of fruit and flowers!!
    Yemmi | itsYemmi

  • These look so beautiful, I can’t wait to try these when the weather gets warmer. Thanks for sharing1

    Eme x

  • What a great idea! I imagine you can use this for other events and flowers? Wow edible who would have thought, just pinned 🙂

  • These are gorgeous – perfect for valentines, galentines or really any-tines day

    – Natalie
    www.workovereasy.com

  • These are so stunning, wow I love them! They’re super pretty, but like yourself, I wouldn’t really fancy eating them haha! So wanna try this.

    Beckie xo // The Pale Tails

  • This would be a wonderful idea for a baby shower or bridal shower!

    http://thatsmagsforyou.com

  • It should be noted that you shouldn’t just purchase edible flowers, but *food grade* edible flowers. Just because Wikipedia says that carnations are edible, it does not mean you can eat any carnation. Most grocery store and florist flowers are treated with pesticides. Non-edible pesticides.

    This is also why if you’re using flowers from the florist to decorate a cake, you should wrap the ends (or whatever part of the flower will touch the cake) with aluminum foil or plastic. Most flowers are pesticide treated and should not touch food, unless you specifically know they’re food-grade.

  • These are so pretty and SO EASY. Perfect for a Valentine’s (or Galentine’s Day celebration)! <3
    www.wonderlandsam.com

  • Wow, I love these! Just need to figure out where I can get edible flowers in Hong Kong. Definitely Valentine’s Day inspiration!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

    • Heyy. Its totally awesome. Loved the concept of making floral icecubes. Thanks for the recipe. Shall try it.

  • These are gorgeous! FYI – if you make ice with still-warm, boiled water they will be perfectly clear – no cloudiness.

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