• Sandi Manna

Pretty, Edible Ice Cubes

We've talked about summer entertaining before, but if you're interested in kicking it up a notch, here's a recipe you'll love!

Flower ice cubes make a stunning impact aga area definitely going to generate some buzz, but when you see how easy these are to make, you'll wonder why you didn't do this sooner!

There are actually a large variety of edible flowers.

Smaller flowers work best, but if you like some of the larger flowers in you garden, you can use the petals.

If you want super clear ice cubes, boil some distilled water and let it cool. Fill your ice cube year half full and let it freeze overnight. Remove the tray from the freezer, go out in your garden and get your flowers. Rinse your flowers carefully and then place the flowers in the ice cube trays. Place a few drops of water over the flowers just enough to cover them partially. Place the tray back in the freezer. This will keep the flowers in place rather than having them float to the top. Leave the ice cube trays in the freezer for another 12 hours or so. Then, after 12 hours, take the trays out and fill the ice cube trays the rest of the way. Be careful not to over fill it, so you have nice, even cubes. Then, when your guests arrive, you can serve them their beverages with beautiful, edible ice cubes.

Tip: due to their flexibility, silicone tests work best. This reduces the chances of scratching the ice cubes when you're removing them from the tray.

Image courtesy of The View From Great Island