Inventive Ice Cube Ideas for Your Spring Garden Party

It’s a potluck lunch and someone quickly volunteers, “I’ll bring the ice!” Could there be a bigger cop out? Not if they’re planning on concocting any one of these creative cubes. 

 

Blooming Ice Cubes 

Use blooms straight from your garden or pick some up from the store — just ensure your flowers are pesticide-free, organically grown, and edible! Find a list of edible blooms here. http://www.birdsandblooms.com/gardening/flower-gardening/top-10-edible-flowering-plants/ 

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Citrus Cubes 

Use a muffin tray to freeze these super simple, oversized, lemon or lime slice cubes and add to any cocktail to lend it a tart twist. This is also a great way to use up excess lemons and limes, as freezing them will preserve their freshness for much longer than your fridge will. 

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Herbal Ice Cubes 

Seeing as greenery is the color of the year this year, these lively looking cubes are as trendy as they are tasty. Take your pick of herb for this recipe or mix and match a couple. Some ideas include mint, cilantro, rosemary, sage, or parsley. Freezing is also an excellent way to preserve your excess herbs, prolong their goodness, and prevent food waste.  

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Frosty Melon Balls 

You’ve probably encountered melon balls before, in a fruit salad or perhaps a platter, but have you heard of their frozen counterpart? Frozen melon balls make a great compliment to anything from the kids’ lemonade to the adults’ cocktails. Toss a few in sparkling water for a drink that is understated yet refreshing.  

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Written by Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance website content writer based in Toronto.

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