Perfect for a dinner party, bridal shower or fancy high tea, these pretty floral ice cubes using edible flowers are a really simple yet effective way to add pizzaz to cold drinks and impress your friends.
I had wanted to make floral ice cubes earlier this year for an edible flower themed Recipe ReDux. Unfortunately at that time there were only herb flowers in my garden which I ended up preserving in oil. Lately Liverpool has been blossoming with lots of beautiful wild flowers colouring the landscape near where I live. Walking past a field of pretty cornflowers I knew they would be perfect to make fancy ice cubes from and foraged a nice bright blue bunch to take home.
I used cornflowers to make my floral ice cubes, but any sort of edible flower would do. You could also use chamomile flowers, lavender, violets… Just make sure they are edible and well cleaned as you don’t want to find bugs in your drink later on!
- Edible flowers
- Wash your flowers well to ensure no bugs are lurking.
- Remove the flowers from the stem and place inside ice cube trays
- Cover with water and freeze.
- If the flowers float above the water line it may help to fill ¾ full and then fill the remainder once it has begun to set.
I used my edible flower icecubes to make a pretty fancy gin and tonic – a nice end to a busy week!