There are ice cubes and then there are holiday ice cubes, it is all a matter of knowing a few basics. Here are five tips for putting together five different types of ice cubes for the holidays.
Red Sugar Ice Cubes
The first idea for ice cubes for the holidays is red sugar ice cubes. You simply bring to a boil 3 cups of water and add 1 1/2 cups of sugar and stir. Turn off heat and while cooling add 2 tablespoons of red food dye. Continue to let cool for another hour and pour into metal ice cubes tray. Cover with wax paper and aluminum foil and make sure the freezer is at a temperature of 68 degrees. Serve with ice tea or lime Koolaid at a holiday dinner or function.
Mint Ice Cubes with Honey
The second idea for ice cubes for the holidays is mint ice cubes with honey. Pour cold water in metal ice cube trays and add 1 teaspoon of fresh lime juice to each cube and 1 small or chopped rolled up mint leave with 1 drop of honey in its’ center. Cover the ice cube tray with only aluminum foil and freeze at a temperature of 69 degrees. Serve with cold orange juice or green tea.
Sweetened Condensed Ice Cubes with Cookies
The third idea for ice cubes for the holidays is sweetened condensed ice cubes with cookies. You can buy holiday cookies from your local grocery store or make them from scratch. To make the ice cubes, you need to buy 8 can of sweetened condensed milk. Open the cans and pour in a bowl, to it add 1/2 cup of milk and stir for ten minutes. Pour into metal ice cube tray and freeze at 47 degrees for 2 days. Cover with wax paper and aluminum foil. When you take it out, it should taste like ice cream.
Coke Cola with Lipton Tea Ice Cube
The fourth idea for ice cubes for the holidays is Coke Cola with Lipton Tea ice cubes. Fill a metal ice cube container with 2 tablespoons of Coke Cola with 1 teaspoon of Lipton tea. Cover with aluminum foil and freeze at 66 degree temperature for 24 hours. Serve ice cubes with Pepsi, Coke Cola or put six ice cubes in a glass with 1/ 4 cup of seltzer water.
Red Tea Ice Cube with Shaving for the Outside of a Lemon
The fifth idea for ice cubes for the holidays is red tea ice cubes with shaving for the outside of a lemon. Pour in a metal ice cube tray and cover with wax paper and then aluminum foil. Freeze at 57 degrees for 24 hours. Serve the ice cubes with blueberry tea, a glass of Mountain Dew, Raspberry tea, and a Strawberry smoothie.