How to make rose ice cubes
Could this be the coolest idea ever? Ice cubes with roses frozen inside will add a glamorous and festive touch to any summer party. They’re also ideal for bridal and baby showers or a romantic dinner for two. Place them in an ice bucket for chilling wine, champagne or sodas, and get ready to melt some hearts.
The trick to making these ice cubes is to freeze the rose buds while they are submerged in water instead of letting them float on top. Otherwise, only part of the rose will be encased in ice. When I first featured this idea in my book “Flowers That Wow,” I devised a complicated system of wooden skewers, twist ties and tape to keep the roses submerged. I’ve since created a much easier process.
The question that always comes up is whether these ice cubes are edible. While most roses are indeed edible, many growers use pesticides, so I would avoid putting these ice cubes in drinks unless you’re sure no chemicals were used. Just use the ice to cool the bottles of wine or sodas.
What you’ll need:
- Ice cube trays
- Distilled water
- Small roses