Ingredients and supplies:
Beverages, such as water, juice, or Kool-Aid
Ice cubed trays (ordinary or special-shaped)
Food coloring (needed only for water cubes)
Eye dropper or oral syringe (optional)
When it starts becoming apparent that winter is over many people begin thinking about hosting a party. Whether it’s Easter, Mother’s Day, or a spring wedding, a party is more than a celebration; it’s a chance to visit with people that you love and impress them with your party hosting skills. For example, while other people’s parties feature ordinary ice yours will show off colorful, striped ice. Don’t worry; it’s super easy to make the fancy ice cubes for a party, or for no certain occasion at all.
Allow several hours to create striped ice cubes. It takes very little time to actually make the cubes but, of course, it takes a bit of time to freeze them. Use ordinary ice cube trays or purchase a type that features shaped cubes, such as stars or hearts. You can find the shaped trays at dollar-theme stores, discount department stores, and online.
Decide on the colors and designs that you want for the ice cubes. You can make many stripes on each cube or create ones that have only two or three stripes on each. No matter what the design you select, start out by adding food coloring to water, and dispensing the water into the trays. You can add just enough of the colored water to cover the bottom of each cube section or you can fill each section a third or halfway, depending on the design that you want to do. All of the ice cubes don’t have to match but they can if you desire.
Freeze the first ice cube color until solid. Mix up the next color and put it into each ice cube section. An eye dropper or an oral syringe can help you to put the exact amount of water in the tray for each stripe. Freeze the cubes with the second color and then continue in that manner. Tint water, put a layer in the ice cube tray, and freeze, and do that over and over again, until you have the finished striped cubes, frozen solid.
If you want the striped ice cubes to be tasty as well as colorful you can substitute water for things like Kool-Aid, juice, and flavored water. Layer them, as with the water cubes, until you have the colors and the stripes that you like. Serve them at a party or just surprise your family with the pretty ice cubes. They are wonderful for any number of mixed drinks as well as beverages that contain no alcohol.