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Add a bit of charm to your foods and drinks!
1. Sphere Rubber Ice Trays: https://amzn.to/3b77M7c. You can absolutely use any ice try but these are my personal favorite! Rubber ones are ideal so you can easily peel the ice cubes out.
2. Edible Flowers: I ordered 3 different boxes and overnight shipping for around $50 at http://www.gourmetsweetbotanicals.com/. Use code: FIRSTORDER2021 for 10% off your purchase.
You can also find them at your local farm markets, Wegmans or Whole Foods in the produce isles during the summer season or online at Melissa's Produce, Cherry Valley Organics or a pricier Marx Foods. Most orders ship overnight so the flowers can be as fresh as possible upon arrival. So plan accordingly!
I like to use thyme and rosemary for herbs and common edible flowers like rose, lavender, violets, pansies, dandelions etc. You can find full lists of edible flowers here.
You can store them in the containers they came in or wash them, pat dry, and store in an airtight container with a wet paper towel. They last about a week either way!
Fill ice trays with flowers. I recommend using one or two flowers for your first batch if you'll need the ice to actually chill your drinks well. Here, I over filled them for aesthetic and pre-chilled the drinks I planned to use these for.
2. Freeze for at least 4 hours. Depending on your freezer, the ice is likely to freeze fast but I like to play it safe and freeze them overnight.
3. Store them in containers or bags, either or works fine and they will last MONTHS. If they get ashy, just wet them with a bit of water before use. I like to add them to an ice bucket for my guests to pick from and it always excites them!
Edible flowers can be a bit pricey during the Winter season but the experience is so worth it to me. If you have any questions or comments feel free to make an account so we can chat!