ICE RING RECIPE
Ice ring recipes have become a family tradition. From formal wedding
receptions to kid’s birthday parties, we love to stretch our
imaginations to create ice rings fit for each occasion. I first learned
about ice rings from my sister, Linda, who is Kim’s mother. She was
making one for my niece, Lori’s, wedding reception.
was done in bright primary colors. No one could pull a rainbow colored
wedding off like Linda and Lori. Being an elementary school teacher
then vice-principal, the colors fit Lori so I watched in amazement as
the mother and daughter team splashed the color theme together in
flowers, balloons, and even in an ice ring.
THE ICE RING RECIPE
a jello mold, Linda froze some water then spinkled on some fresh flower
petals off the flowers that had just been delivered. She added more
water and froze again for several hours until the punch was ready to be
served. She simply plopped the ring into the red punch and it was
gorgeous.I was hooked! From then on, every party had to have an ice
We hope you get hooked on ice rings too. It is often the
small details that really add the finishing touches to your party to
make it way cool, literally!
FLIP-FLOP ICE RING RECIPE
Cover the bottom of a Jell-O mould or 8” round
cake pan with one to two inches of water and freeze until solid. Add a
flip-flop (unworn, of course) then cover with water and freeze until
that layer is also frozen solid. Add another inch or two of water and
freeze until just before adding to punch. If you have trouble getting
it out, dip into a sink of lukewarm water.
Add food coloring to the water if desired. For a more defining color, we prefer Wilton food coloring.
can also use juice instead of water but you will want an opague colored
juice, like pineapple juice or lemonade, so you can see the flip-flop.
may find it easier to use a small size flip-flop depending on what
container you use to freeze the ice and also depending on the size of
your punch bowl.
Flip-flops come in an array of designs like the
ones on Amazon so you can easily find the flip-flop that goes best with
FLOWER ICE RING RECIPE
Use any bowl that is about half the size of your punch bowl and which
will also fit in your freezer. A Jell-O mould bowl works well and the
shaped bottom adds a decorative touch.
Choose any edible flower
to use. Though they are not to eat, you never know with kids. Place them
face down and cover them with water, using at least 4 cups.
Place in the freezer for 24 hours or until completely frozen. Un-mold
when ready to use. If the ice ring does not come out easily, immerse in
Use silk or plastic flowers if you would rather.
For a Hula Luau theme party, you can use a lei in place of the flowers.
put a layer of flowers and leaves in the bottom of your mold. The layer
should be about 1 inch deep. While you need to be sure to put the
flowers face down, arranging is not necessary, since they will float
when you add the water.
Next add 1 ½ inches of water to your mold
and place in the freezer for an hour or so, until solidly frozen. When
frozen remove from freezer and add another 1 inch layer of flowers and
Add more water, just to cover the layer and refreeze.
Repeat this step until your mold is full or the ring is as deep as you
would like it to be.
When you are ready to unmold your ring, fill
your sink or a bowl with hot water and dip the bottom of your mold in
the hot water for approximately 10 seconds. Shake this to see if your
ring has loosened up.
If so, invert your mold onto the platter
that you have chosen to make your fruit ring. If your mold does not
appear to have loosened enough to be removed, dampen a dish towel in hot
water and place this over the inverted mold on the platter. Shake this
gently to remove the ice ring from the mold..
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