Making D.I.Y. flavored ice cubes is something my mom taught us to make when we were just little rascals and it’s something we taught our own kids to create as well. I remember measuring everything accurately and trying not to spill anything. I believe my childhood cooking memories is the main reason I love to cook today. Creating a recipe that is perfect causes pride that I can feel deep down in my bones if that makes sense. I’ve made flavored ice cubes, flowery ice cubes, rainbow ice cubes and just about every kind of ice cube you can imagine. One of my favorite flavors remains Lavender. Lavender Ice Cubes can be used in lemonade, tea or anything else you enjoy from mocktails to cocktails. My favorite way to enjoy my flavored ice cubes is right before the kids get out of school, in an ice cold glass of lemonade. It gives me the boost I need to make it through the rest of the day. And of course, by the time I finish mine, I have the energy to make the kids an after-school snack. I keep flavored ice cubes on hand all of the time because they also love flavored ice cubes.
What you will need to make D.I.Y. Lavender Ice Cubes:
- Ice Tray
- Culinary Lavendar
- Sweet N Low
- Measuring spoon
I buy my culinary Lavender online from an herb shop but you can find it at other places as well such as Amazon. You can buy ice trays anywhere from the Dollar Tree to Dollar General. I purchased my measuring spoons on Amazon because it’s the only set I could find with 1/8 teaspoon on it which is what I use for my Lavender and Sweet N Low.
Step By Step D.I.Y. Lavender Ice Cubes Tutorial:
- Wash an ice tray really well and let air dry.
- Make sure you rinse super well.
- Add 1/8 teaspoon of Lavender to each cube.
- Fill up with fresh cold water.
- I use a tea kettle with a long spout.
- If you want your Lavender to be mixed in better in the ice cubes, use boiling water.
- Add 1/8 teaspoon of Sweet N Low.
- Stir slowly.
- Add in the freezer.
If you make these in the morning, they will be ready for an afternoon break and for when the kids get home from school. The little bit of a kick you get flavor-wise from these ice cubes as they start to melt is unlike anything I can compare it to. Don’t omit the Sweet N Low, it seems to enhance the flavor IMO.
Culinary Lavender smells absolutely amazing. If making and enjoying your D.I.Y. Lavender Ice Cubes doesn’t make you relax (then you need some serious de=stressing), sprinkle some of the Culinary Lavender around your dining area or where ever you enjoy your afternoon pick me up. I promise you though, it smells amazing while you’re sipping on it from the Lavender.
Don’t forget to grab some Kool-Aid Lemonade the next time you go to Dollar General to make as well so you can chill it all day for a refreshing afternoon beverage and some Reko Pizzelle Italian Waffle Cookie Vanillas which go amazingly well with lemonade. I make a divine whipped topping with cream cheese filling for mine.
Sit at the table with your feet up and a good book or head outdoors with your snack and beverage to listen to the birds chirping. I believe you’ll be equally energized either way to greet the kids with a smile when they get home from school.
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