Flowers and Posies Frozen in Time! Fresh Floral Ice Cubes

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 6hrs 15mins
YIELD: 1 Ice Tray
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • freshly cut fresh edible flower (pansies, violas, violets, marigolds, wallflowers, lobelia, borage flowers and other flowers from fre)
  • mineral water or filtered water
  • ice cube
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut small, colourful flowers from your garden. Some types you might select are: pansies, violas, wallflowers, lobelia, and miniature roses. For larger flowers, simply use the petals instead of the whole flower. You can also use flowers from fresh herbs.
  • Fill an ice cube tray half full of water. Place the tray in the freezer until the water freezes.
  • Remove the tray from the freezer and place one flower or several petals in each of the individual ice cube cups. Top off with enough water to cover the blossoms.
  • Return the flower-filled ice cube trays to the freezer until the cubes are frozen.
  • Remove the cubes from the trays and either store in the freezer in zip lock bags or use in beverages straight away.
  • Some more ideas for these ice cubes: drop them into soups or chilled soups; add to the punch bowl; line a glass salad bowl with them and then serve your salad in the middle; use them to chill wine and champagne in clear coolers -- or just drop them into any cold drink!
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