In this post, I’m sharing my tips for making flower ice cubes, which is one of my favorite ways to add an elegant touch to drinks and cocktails.
This past spring, I planted violets in our garden. They made our garden pretty and provided me with edible flowers that I used to garnish various desserts I made. Now that fall is here, my violet bushes are withering away, so I decided to freeze as many as possible to make flower ice cubes. I did this over the summer as well but in smaller quantities.
Ice Cubes with Flowers
I love making special cocktails and drinks like my Fruit Ice Champagne Cocktails and Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Lemonade, but one of my favorite ways to dress up drinks is with flower ice cubes. Freezing edible flowers into ice cubes isn’t hard to do and it’s a fun way put edible flowers, like the violets I grow in my garden, to use in the kitchen.
How to Make Ice Cubes with Edible Flowers
You can use any edible flower to make these ice cubes, but I really love using violets because I can grow them in my own garden and love the color. They look so pretty in the ice cubes.
Once you’ve gathered your flowers, you will want to wash them and then pat them dry.
Place a flower (or a few if they are really small) in the bottom of each ice cube mold. Fill the ice cube molds with water.
The flowers will float to the top, but they should still be submerged so when the cubes freeze the flowers are encased inside.
Square Ice Cubes
You can use any kind of ice cube tray to make flower ice cubes, but I recommend using one that makes cubes that are bigger than standard-sized ones so that the ice cubes will not melt as fast in the drinks.
During my vacation to Japan, I noticed that nearly every place we ate at had these perfect sized squares of ice. They were slightly bigger than the ones my freezer make, but not quite as large as the ones used for whiskey. I loved their appearance and was searched everywhere for similar molds when I got home. I finally found square-shaped silicone ice cube trays* on Amazon and have been using them ever since.
These edible flower ice cubes are so lovely and add an elegant touch to any cocktail.
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Flower Ice Cubes
- edible flowers washed and dried
- filtered water
- Add one flower (or several if they are tiny) to the bottom of each ice cube mold. Fill molds 3/4 full with water. Flower(s) should float up but still be submerged under water. Freeze until set.
- I like to make bigger ice cubes and use my silicone ice cube tray* which makes bigger square-shaped ice cubes.
- *Some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).
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