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A pretty idea for the prettiest, most flower-filled month in the year: flower petal ice cubes. These are are lovely in lemonade or summer drinks and they make a big impact for all the effort they take – just place edible petals in an ice tray and half fill with water. Freeze, add more petals and water and freeze again.

Edible flowers are everywhere – there’s probably some in the garden, and in a week or two there’ll be wild roses in hedgerows everywhere around Dublin, town and suburbs alike. There are even edible flowers for sale now – I spotted some in Fallon & Byrne, restrained in a plastic box in a chiller cabinet. Fallon & Byrne is great, but I found these plump, sad specimens a little unsettling – I think flowers are meant to be found and enjoyed outside.

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Try these ice cubes with rose petals or buds, primroses, violets, geranium blooms, lavender, rosemary blossom, elderflower, marigolds, nasturtiums, chervil, borage, along with lemon or lime zest if you like.

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1 comment on “Flower Petal Ice, May 2013

  1. Such a beautiful idea Ellen!

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