Freezing edible flowers in ice cubes liven up your drink. It’s a cool way to celebrate the flowers charm. If you have a special guests or you just want to spoil your family and friends, it is a must do. You will wow them for sure, and they will talk about this festive presentation for sometime!
Very simple to do, taking into consideration some small tips;
- for clear ice, use distilled water that has been boiled and then cooled. This avoids impurities and air bubbles, which make ice cloudy.
- make sure to use edible flowers such as: rose, lavender, lilac, violet, tulip, orchid, pansy, jasmine, orange blossom, lemon blossom, marigold, chrysanthemum, hibiscus, chamomile, gardenia, sunflower, thyme, rosemary, mint, marjoram, hibiscus, fennel, dill, coriander, chives, chicory, basil and sage.
- if you don’t want the flowers to float to the top of the water, fill the water half way up, add the flowers, freeze, then cover the flowers with more water and freeze again. This will ensure they are completely within the ice cube. But i still like the flowers poking out from the cube!
- Use an ice tray that makes large cubes so the ice will last longer and the flowers are more visible.
Even a simple glass of water would look cheerful with these attractive ice cubes! Beat the heat with fun and simple ideas (especially Doha heat, almost 45°C now with high humidity).
People used to dry meaningful flowers to save them, now you can freeze them to be used in drinks. By the way these are the flowers from our wedding anniversary bouquet!
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