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Elderflower and Edible Flower Ice Cubes

These edible flower ice cubes are an elegant and colorful way to spruce up your beverages! Perfect for special occasions or for fancy-ing up hot days.

Edible Flower Ice Cubes

A few days ago I discovered the beauty that is an edible flower, and basically just covered my watermelon steaks in my bounty of flowers. But then I realized two things. 1) I don’t make nearly enough fancy food to warrant as many flowers as I have. And 2) These things go bad real quick.

Edible Flower Ice Cubes

So I figured I’d do with them what I do with all of my soon-to-go-bad foods. Freeze ‘em! But freeze them real fancylike into ice cubes!

I made two variations of this.

In the first I used just water and flowers. These froze well, though the ice cubes weren’t as crystal clear as I would have liked. To make really clear ice cubes (so as to best show off your fancy flowers):

  • Use distilled water. Less impurities and particles floating around.
  • Boil the water first. Less air bubbles.

In the second, I evenly distributed about 2 Tbsp of elderflower syrup (from our Hugo Cocktails a while back) into the ice cube tray, then filled the rest with water. The elderflower syrup wasn’t entirely conducive to freezing, so they melted much faster. But these sure add a refreshing little something-something to sparkling water or lemonade!

Edible Flower Ice Cubes

Edible Flower Ice Cubes

These edible flower ice cubes are an elegant and colorful way to spruce up your beverages! Perfect for special occasions or for fancy-ing up hot days.
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Course: Beverages (Non-Alcoholic), Cocktails
Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion: 4th of July, Birthdays, Easter, Valentine’s Day
Time: 60 minutes or more
Prep: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr
Author: Sarah Bond
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INGREDIENTS

  • Water
  • Edible flowers
  • 2 Tbsp elderflower syrup
  • Ice cube tray

INSTRUCTIONS

  • For water + flower ice: Place flowers face down in each ice cube well, then fill ½ full with water and freeze. Fill to top and freeze again.
  • For water + elderflower + flower ice: Evenly distribute elderflower syrup into each well of the ice cube tray. Fill to ½ way with water and gently mix the water and elderflower syrup. Place flowers face down and freeze. Fill to top and freeze again.

NOTES

Use distilled, boiled, and cooled water for less murky ice cubes.
Add a lot of flowers to each well! I wish I had added more to mine. Make these into little frozen gardens of beauty!
NUTRITION:
90 calories, 23 g carbs, 0 fat, 0 protein, 0 sodium (per 2 Tbsp elderflower syrup – couldn’t find nutrition information for edible flowers but calories are likely very negligible)
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