I ordered these star-shaped ice cube trays as a total impulse buy. I thought they would make the cutest Patriotic Star Shaped Ice Cubes for any patriotic holiday. And I was RIGHT!
Patriotic Star Shaped Ice Cubes
Once I received them in the mail, I couldn’t stop looking for red, white, and blue liquid options at the market. I really wanted to use juices, but there aren’t any bright red juices, or white or blue for that matter. I thought about using soda but decided on sports drinks. Koolaid would also work.
While these were in the freezer freezing away, I realized I could have probably just used food dye to create the colors I wanted. Now before I get a bunch of comments saying that food dye is bad bad bad…. I’m sure if you’re that passionate about it, then you must also know you can get a natural food dye that is derived from vegetable colorants. I personally don’t think that amount of food dye is what’s going to kill me in the end. It’s much more likely going to be donuts or something. It’s a personal choice.
You wouldn’t even need coloring if you didn’t want it. Just plain patriotic star-shaped ice cubes will still be festive and fun!
How to Make Ice Cube Red, White and Blue
As mentioned, it’s all about the color of liquid you freeze.
- Sports Drinks – they come in a wide variety of colors for other events.
- Kool-aid – again, so many options.
- Fruit and Veggie Juices
I poured sparkling water into a couple of fancy glasses, added my patriotic star-shaped ice cubes, and suddenly had a smile on my face! It’s the simple touches that make a day special.
Add a bucket of these to your Easy Entertaining Drink Station like I created and just wait for the happy comments. The red ones melted enough to make the sparkling water a faint pink, but that’s OK. It’s still pretty.
So if you’re having a BBQ for the 4th of July, you’ve still got time to order these star-shaped ice cube trays. I got mine on Amazon. You can use my affiliate link.
I also thought this could be a great way to get kids to drink more water. Add a couple of these patriotic star-shaped ice cubes that also add a hint of flavor and they’ll be slipping away.
Combine these festive cubes with a few of my patriotic ideas below or this patriotic printable for easy holiday decorating.