La Jolla Girl has been on a milk strike. In desperation, I’ve been dropping Strawberry Nesquik (please advise if there is a healthier alternative) heart-shaped ice cubes into it. This, along with a pretty straw (purchased at Sweet Paper in La Jolla), seems to work.
This silicone tray can be frozen, put in the oven, and washed in the dishwasher. I bought it at Marukai Value+ (a favorite Japanese dollar store, near where Balboa meets the 163 in San Diego) for $1.98. The hearts are small, but so cute. I also saw slightly larger heart silicone trays in the bargain bins at Target. You just push the ice cubes out from the back and they exit the tray in perfect form.
This batch also has frozen pomegranate juice ice cubes in it. They make gorgeous additions to water or, I suppose, cocktails. Pretty sure that Strawberry Nesquik should only go in milk.
While my back was turned, La Jolla Girl dumped both kinds of ice cubes into her milk. This looks cute, but didn’t taste good at all.
I also make chocolate milk ice cubes and use other silicone molds. I just bought this Wilton gingerbread boy mold on Amazon and it makes super cute crayons (more about these later).
Milk drinker or not, fancy ice cubes are a cute addition to an otherwise plain drink!
(For more Valentine’s Day inspiration, see Homemade Conversation Hearts For Valentine’s Day.)