- Pesticide-free edible flowers
- Silicone ice molds
- Distilled water
Step 1: Make sure the flowers are picked, rinsed, and de-stemmed. You will only need flower pedals for this.
Step 2: Lay out the ice cube tray of choice. You might even consider investing in unique ice cube trays—think different shapes or extra-large balls —that give a special festive touch.
Step 3: Fill the ice cube molds up halfway with water, and place one flower bloom on top. Cover with a tiny bit more water. The molds should be filled barely over halfway, not completely.
Step 4: Place the tray on a flat surface in the freezer for at least 6 to 12 hours. Keep that boiled water for later!
Step 5: Pull out the tray and top off the molds with more boiled water until filled up. Put it back in the freezer for 12 to 24 hours.
Step 6: Remove ice cubes from the tray and enjoy! Store in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag. Flower ice cubes are easy to make in big batches to save time later.
Freezing the cubes in two layers ensures that the flowers are positioned in the middle of the ice cube, rather than just floating on top and remaining partially exposed after freezing. If using a bigger mold, you can even sandwich two blooms—one facing up, one facing down—to create a 360-degree look on the finished ice cube.
Looking for ways to use these ice cubes?
Check out our curated cocktails to discover various recipes that feature various colors shapes of floral ice cubes.
Thank you to Brookland Park Flower and Gifts & The Flower Guy Bron for providing the flowers used for this project. If you are in Richmond, Virginia, please support this local business for all your flower needs.