A little Americana/Architectural blended together to add fashion, and holiday sparkle with a splash of red to your table.
This can be also be fun project for the kids to help with. (Adult supervision on any project is always encouraged)
What you’ll need:
For Cranberry Ice
Ice trays….yes I still have some.
2 bags of cranberries (I always buy extra and keep in the freezer…one never knows)
Lets the kids fill the trays with water then place two cranberries for each cube.
Freeze and viola!
For added color you can add fresh mint leaves.
For Cranberry Ice Bucket
The hardest part of this is having enough room in your freezer to accommodate the ice bucket.
2 plastic containers, (1 large) i.e. larger than a beach pale but not as large as a mop bucket…unless you have the room or it’s very cold outside.
The other a smaller tubular cylinder that will fit inside the larger and accommodate the beverage bottle of your choice. Wine, champagne or liquor bottle of choice.
2 bags of cranberries, depending on size of container usually 1 bag per layer
Wash containers thoroughly.
1. Fill the larger container with about 2 inches of water and place in freezer to freeze. Making sure that the container is leveled.
When frozen, place smaller container inside larger, and fill 1/3 with water.
2. *Add cranberries to larger container around smaller with just enough water to cover cranberries. Freeze.
When cranberry layer in frozen, add about 1 ½ inch of water and freeze. You will now have a bottom layer of ice 1 layer of cranberries and another of ice. Repeat step 2. and finish with a layer of ice to top.
To remove. This is best done the night before or earlier in the day by an adult, over the kitchen sink.
Bring water to boil in a tea kettle, and pour into smaller container to melt ice. You may need to repeat this several times. Once the ice is melted the smaller container should slide out.
To loosen large container pour hot water on outside and bottom until ice bucket sides out. You can now place back in freezer until ready to use.
* you may need to secure smaller container to larger with tape. Until first cranberry level in frozen.