These edible flower ice cubes are the prettiest addition to a cocktail, sparkling water, a sangria, or punch!
They're so easy to make and add a lot of visual interest to a drink.
How to Use Floral Ice Cubes
Making ice cubes with flowers is a great way to preserve extra edible flowers you have or to make a fancy drink even fancier!
I like to use edible flowers in cocktails or in a glass of rosé. They're also very pretty floating in a punch bowl.
Make sure to use flowers that are fresh and pesticide-free. The ice will melt and the flowers may be exposed to your drink, so don't use any flowers bought from conventional nurseries or grocery stores unless they are labeled edible.
Questions About Edible Flower Ice Cubes
Can you use dried flowers in ice cubes? Yes, you can use edible dried flowers in ice cubes. Dried Marigold, lavender, and rose petals can all be used.
What flowers are edible for ice cubes? There are several types of edible flowers, but the best ones for ice cubs are nasturtiums, pansies, marigolds, daisies, or roses.
How do I buy edible flowers? Edible flowers can sometimes be found in grocery stores (like Whole Foods or Mariano's) but you are more likely to find them at the farmer's market. In a pinch, you can buy them online as well!
Can you make edible flower ice cubes in advance? Yes, you can make floral ice cubes in advance. I've kept them for several months in the freezer. I make them, pop them out of the mold, and store them in the freezer in a gallon ziploc bag.
What You'll Need
- Edible flowers - You'll need at least 1 per ice cube. You can use a mix of flowers or all the same type. Check out our list of edible flowers to see all the types you can use. I do recommend using larger flowers as the smaller ones tend to not show up as well.
- Silicone Ice Cube Tray - You'll need an ice cube tray made from silicone that you can easily pop the cubes out of. I have this ice cube tray and highly recommend it.
- Water - You'll use enough water to cover the flowers and fill up the ice cube tray.
More Edible Flower Recipes to Try
Here are some great ways to use edible flowers! Make sure to check out our guide on keeping edible flowers fresh too.
- Zucchini Flower Pizza - a delicious pizza bianca with stuffed zucchini flowers.
- Cooking with Rose Water - make your own rose water for skincare or baking.
- Stuffed Squash Blossoms Recipe - an easy baked squash blossom and goat cheese recipe.
- Orange Blossom Water Recipe - make your own orange blossom water to use in baking and on fruit.
Tips for Making this Recipe
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Flower Tips - Use freshly picked edible flowers. The fresher the flowers are the more vibrant they'll look in the ice cubes!
Recommended Tools - This is the silicone ice cube tray I use and highly recommend.
Storing Tips - You can store the ice cubes in the freezer for several weeks.
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- Edible Flowers
- Silicone Ice Cube Tray
- Place at least one edible flower in each ice cube mold in a silicone ice cube tray.
- Cover with water. If the flowers pop up, press them under the water. Cover the ice cube tray if it has a lid.
- Place in the freezer and freeze for at least 3 hours.
- Remove the cubes from the silicone mold and use them immediately or store them in a freezer safe bag.