I have found the easiest, quickest way to make ice cube flowers without all the messing around. Find out how!
Spring is in the air here in Australia, and we are excited. What better time to spice up our standard sparkling water with these gorgeous ice cube flowers?
These frozen flowers look gorgeous in standard sparkling water or kombucha. Or, if you're feeling adventurous they are beautiful in mocktail recipes like my quick and easy lavender lemonade.
There are so many variations of ice flowers out there. And there are many, many suggestions on how to get them looking good.
The issue with regular tap water is that it contains contaminants. This is what creates the white cloudy appearance in ice blocks. If you try to freeze the flowers inside the ice block they can often get covered by these little white clouds. Which ruins the effect!
There are so many instructions online about how to get the best flowers in ice, such as:
- using purified water instead of tap water.
- double boiling the water and letting it cool prior to pouring into the ice cube tray.
- freezing the water in layers.
- placing the ice cube tray in a zip lock bag to avoid contaminating the water.
- placing the ice cube tray in an esky inside the freezer.
I'll be straight with you - I tried them all and none of them worked. I still ended up with white clouds inside the ice blocks.
Ice cube flowers - HOW do I make them then?!
Instead I tried freezing the flowers as close to the edge of the ice block as possible. It worked a treat. Yes, it means you only get the flower presented well on one side of the ice block. But it's better than not working at all, right?
TIP: you CAN make a double sided flower, by freezing one half, then flipping and repeating the method on the other side.
Remember you must only use flowers you know have not been sprayed with pesticides or anything else harmful to humans. Grow the flowers yourself - violas are so easy and will flower all year round.
Enjoy making your regular sparkling water or kombucha pretty with these ice cube flowers.
Questions or comments? Just leave them below!
Ice Cube Flowers
- 10-12 edible flowers of your choice
- 2 cups water
- Dampen the bottom of the ice cube tray.
- Place flowers face down in the tray so that the flowers ‘stick’ to the bottom.
- Very gently, pour a small amount of water over the top – just enough to hold the flowers in place. Freeze.
- Remove from the freezer and fill the remainder of the tray. TIP: If the flowers float to the top of the tray once you’ve filled it up – don’t worry! Just flip the flower over and freeze that way instead.
NUTRITIONAL VALUES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE CARBS FROM SUGAR ALCOHOLS.
These are so beautiful! This is such a great idea for drinks!!
The Mindful Mocktail says
Thank you so much Michelle, I had a lot of fun making them! xx