Beverage Ice Molds

Published August 18, 2017

I love simple ideas for entertaining outdoors.

Now that the weather has warmed, it’s great to host friends and family outside in the garden. When you combine good food and good company in a fabulously styled space you are guaranteed a great time. Here’s an idea to present some of your favorite cold beverages: Fruit ice molds.

The molds can be made the night before and displayed just before your guests arrive. For this idea you will require some two-litre plastic soda bottles, fresh fruit (such as cranberries, blueberries, and orange slices), and a fresh herb, such as rosemary.

Choose a bottled beverage that will not freeze when placed in the freezer.

Make sure the bottle will fit inside the two-litre plastic mold with enough space to place water and fruit. Once you have used your two-litre plastic bottles, wash them thoroughly and remove any labels. Cut the bottom portion off with sharp scissors leaving approximately 15 centimetres in length. Place your beverage bottle inside the two-litre bottom and add your fruit and herb pieces. Fill with water to the top. Place them into the deep freeze or your kitchen freezer overnight.

Just before serving, remove the plastic bottle with your scissors and place the ice bucket on a plate or round tray for display.

The mold should last for many hours and will keep your beverage cold.

Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging & Redesign.