Happy Halloween! How will you be celebrating? If, like me, you’ve done absolutely nothing to prepare for Halloween (other than eat a whole bag of peanut butter cups), here’s a quick way to get into the spirit by jazzing up your spirits…with spider ice cubes!
Have you seen these spherical ice molds? They’ve been pretty popular the past few years (fancy ice is the new black), but basically were invented so you could keep your cocktail cool without watering it down. Since the round cubes are so big, they melt much more slowly, which is always a plus when sipping Scotch or martinis. Or red wine on ice (shhh, I won’t tell — this is a judgment-free zone).
Since I had these plastic spiders (that I picked up at the grocery store) on hand for this project (yes, making pumpkin milkshakes qualifies as a project in my world), I couldn’t resist freezing them into these spherical ice cubes. Don’t they make a spooky surprise?
All you have to do is place the spider in each mold and cover with water and freeze. Voila! Spooktacular spider ice!
Of course, if you just have regular ice-cube trays on hand, you can use those too. However I would recommend placing the spider in the tray and then filling with water halfway, freezing for an hour or so, and then filling the rest of the tray up with water and allowing to freeze — this way the spider stays in the middle of the cube instead of at the very edge.
Wouldn’t it be fun to freeze a bunch of the spherical cubes and place them in a large punch bowl? Hmmm, I might just have to do that tonight… Cheers & Happy Halloween!
Warning: While it’s all but impossible to accidentally swallow a “spider” of this size, I’d recommend spider ice for adults only, because let’s face it, you never know with kiddos, and the regular ice cubes melt much faster.