We’ve been coveting these colorful cubes since we first spotted them months ago on Pinterest! Let’s just say we put the project on ice until the hottest day of the year to try our hand at making what we think is the coolest craft of the season. Wanna know how we did it? Follow these simple steps!
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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Your favorite fruits - ripe berries, fresh melons and coconuts
- Freshly cut flowers
- Cutting board
- Water (Distilled, impurity-free water makes for clearer cubes)
- Various shaped ice cube trays (We love round molds for making spheres)
TIME: Approximately 120 minutes
STEP 1: Cover your table with a large cloth (it’s going to get wet) and cut fruits and flowers into various shapes and sizes for garnish.
STEP 2: Fill trays 1/4 full with water. Drop garnish in each cell, grouped in lively color combinations. Place tray in freezer for about 20 minutes or until water is frozen. Note: As you’re pouring water in cells, ice expands as it freezes, so leave room in the tray!
STEP 3: Remove trays from freezer and fill the cells’ remaining space with water and/or more garnishes if desired. Layering water will allow the garnish to remain at the center of the cube, as well as make for clearer ice. Place tray back in freezer for an additional 30 minutes, or until water is completely frozen.
STEP 4: Remove trays from freezer and extract ice. Place cubes, along with your favorite beverage or sprit in glasses, garnish rim and serve! The frozen fruits will flavor the drink as the ice melts.
TIP: There are dozens of edible flowers that make the perfect pop of color! A few of our faves include Roses, Gardenias, White Orchids, Cornflowers, Chamomile Flowers, Nasturtiums and Dandelions.
NOTE: Should you include a flower in your recipe, cocktail or dish with the intent of digestion, make sure you purchase flowers cultivated for consumption and free from yucky pesticides or cosmetic preservatives.
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