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2017

Erin Sousa

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How to Make Floral Ice Cubes

Morning everyone!! We have the CUTEST little DIY for you today thanks to our contributor Erin Sousa (founder of Sparkle Media)!! These little floral ice cubes that Erin created couldn’t have come at a better time … JUST before MAY LONG weekend!!!! I’ve always loved this long weekend because it means sunshine and warmer weather are on the horizon … it’s ALMOST summer!! I’m just dreaming of relaxing around the pool this summer with some of these babies chillin’ in my drink!! Ok, ok … while I do that, I’ll let Erin take it from here …

Hi again!! Erin here! It’s finally the season where I’m all about flowers everywhere! Sum, sum, summatime! In my ideal world, I would incorporate flowers into EVERYTHING, no matter the season… Yes, even in my drinks, or more specifically, my ice! These pretty ice cubes cool down your bevvie, and leave floating blooms in your drink when they melt. How pretty would these be in rosé… or am I the only one to put ice in my rosé?! OK, water then? Or cocktails? Maybe I’m just thirsty! Haha.

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I love this idea for summer entertaining (next level backyard BBQ anyone??), and the whole process is pretty easy, but there are a few secrets to getting the best outcome.

The blooms I used are for decorative purposes only but here is a list of all the edible flowers you can keep on hand when you try this quick kitchen DIY.

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How to make floral ice cubes:

The more crystal clear your ice cubes, the more blooms will show through the ice! Using tap water is fine, too, but your cubes will be a bit less cloudy and extra sparkly in your drink if you follow a few easy steps.

  • Start with bottled water in your kettle and boil the water twice, letting the water cool between boils. Let it cool one final time before you use it!
  • Size matters here; small blooms work best (I got mine from Celsia!), so clip them off the stem, and run under water to clean them up a bit. Place the blooms in your ice cube tray, and pour the boiled water (brought down to room temperature) on top of your flowers in the ice cube tray. The flowers will float, so use a toothpick to turn them right side up if they flip upside down.
  • Allow to set overnight, but leaving them frozen too long will discolour the flowers, so use them within 24 hours if you can! It’s an excuse for a cocktail, just sayin’!

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So, are you excited to get these in your summer sips or what?! I have a feeling they will be a huge hit at your next backyard BBQ!!!

xo

Erin

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  1. Megan at Lush to Blush

    May 18th, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Omg, OBSESSED! These are sooo super cute. I love it.

  2. Jillian Harris

    May 18th, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Right?!?! So in love!! Summer staple!!

  3. Michel McGregor

    May 18th, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Wahoo! What a creative and beautiful idea! I love it, can’t wait to try this weekend, thank you for posting ????

  4. Jen

    May 18th, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Thank you for the advice! I just made a bunch for my baby girls floral first bday but think I’ll add some extra closer to with these tips?

  5. Nicole

    May 19th, 2017 at 8:13 am

    So adorable!! You are my idol. I love all your ideas and your snaps.

  6. Jackie at Something About That

    May 20th, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Oh my goodness – that’s THE cutest idea! I definitely need to give this a try. I wouldn’t have thought about taking those extra steps with the water either.

    Jackie

  7. Ana Ballano

    May 21st, 2017 at 1:47 am

    Wonderful idea.Looking forward to trying this cute experiment and I am sure I will be the perfect hostess

  8. Brooke

    November 15th, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    These are awesome! I am defiantly going to try them for my wedding next summer!!

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