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Decorative Orange & Lavender Ice Tray

This tray adds whimsy when serving cold foods. The best part is that you can use any decor and shape to fit your party theme. It’s super easy and it’s my favorite way to showcase a cold appetizer! This tray was used on Christmas this year.


Decorative Orange and Lavender Ice Tray

  • 4-5 slices of a large orange
  • 2 sprigs of fresh lavender, or your favorite herbs
  • water

Fill a 13 x 9 pan with an inch of water.

Place the oranges and lavender in a decorative fashion. Add a strip of tape over each row of orange going vertical and horizontal. Take a toothpick for each fruit slice and poke through tape and let it submerge each slice under the water.

In a high walled pan pour about 1 inch deep of water. then add decor.
In a high walled pan pour about 1 inch deep of water. then add decor. Freeze for at least 4 hrs (more prefer)

Then place pan on a level rack in freezer, and let freeze at least 24 hrs.

To remove. Take off the tape and toothpicks. Then run warm water over metal part of the pan for a few seconds to slightly melt the ice away from the pan. You will be able to fit a slim butter knife to wiggle it loose around the edges. It should slip right out. Then place ice, as it was in the pan, on a tray larger than the size of the block. This way it’s even and won’t rock on the tray.

Before adding the cold food, let the ice block sit for a few minutes.

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Have fun!

set tray onto a larger serving tray, and wet the surface. let sit for a few minutes and then arrange food on top.
Set ice tray onto a larger serving tray, let sit for a few minutes and then arrange food on top.
Ice tray close up
Ice tray close up. As the food is eaten you can see the decor on the tray. Real pretty.