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How to Make the Perfect Edible Flower Ice Cubes


These edible flower ice cubes make a stunning show in a garden cocktail. Use them to decorate events like weddings or showers, or just to add a little pretty to your glass of water!Edible Flower Ice Cubes made perfectly through two steps

The only annuals I tend to grow in my garden are edible ones and when I first tasted violas I knew that this stunning plant with the vibrant flowers would be front and center. While they are so often planted just to perk up the flower beds and container gardens, once you taste the sweet, almost pea-like flavor, you will be buying them by the flat. It’s no wonder that these are often called Culinary Violets (botanically-speaking, viola is the name for the collective group of violets, violas, and pansies). Make these edible flower ice cubes for guests - the even taste a bit sweet!

Any edible flowers can be used to make floral ice cubes. I like violas because of the flavor, but also because the size can perfectly fit in an ice cube tray.How to make the perfect floral ice cubes

Separate the petals from larger flowers to help them fit. Arrange them back together in each of the cells of the ice cube tray.How to use edible garden flowers like violas

To make edible flower ice cubes is simple, but a few tricks will help them put in the best display possible.

  1. Harvest flowers just before you intend to use them. They should be picked at their peak of freshness and show no signs of ill health.
  2. Taste them! Yes, there are many flowers you can choose from, but be careful that the flavor they impart works with the drink they are intended to cool. Radish flowers are very pretty and will be tasty in a Bloody Mary, but may not be as much of a match for lemonade!
  3. Freeze in layers. Start by filling up the ice cube tray halfway with water and place the flower on the surface. Gently pour just a few drops of water over the flower so that when you freeze it, the flower will be held in place. Freeze for 12-24 hours, then pour another layer of water to fill the ice cube trays. Work quickly so they don’t melt. Freeze for 12-24 hours and you are ready to use them!Floral Ice Cubes Tips and Tricks
  4. Use boiled water for clear ice cubes as tap water typically gives cloudy cubes. I like both. The clear cubes show off the flowers best but the cloudy ones show formations that look like glass-like cracks.Floral Ice Cubes Recipe
  5. Use the ice cubes within 2 weeks.
  6. Serve in clear drinks for the best results.

foto si articol:  gardentherapy.ca

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