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Monday, July 5, 2021

4th of July Ice Cubes

Most of my holiday stuff has been purchased after the holiday, on clearance. A couple of years ago after the 4th of July, I found this star-shaped silicon ice cube tray on clearance at Michael's Crafts for about $1. I forgot to use it last year. 

The other day I got it out and began making star cubes. Such a fun little thing to make our holiday feel festive.

After I'd made a nice pile of star ice cubes, I used the mold to make some white gelatin stars for the top of our red, white, and blue jello salad.

For those interested in how my Kool-Aid jello salad turned out, here's a photo. This was a collaboration between one daughter and me. She really wanted to have white cake inside the jello, making this more of a dessert. I said that if she wanted cake in it, she would have to bake the cake. 

So, what you're seeing on the side is a cake layer that is partly beneath the blue jello and blueberry layer, then topped with a red jello and strawberry layer. The cake actually "floated" up when I poured the jello onto it. Originally, I place the cake at the bottom of the soufflé dish.

For your information, the ice cubes popped out of the mold a lot easier than the jello cubes. But it all turned out okay, anyway.


  1. Those star shaped ice cubes are indeed festive. You could use them at Christmas, too.

    1. Hi Live and Learn,
      I was thinking the same thing -- using the star mold for Christmas and New Years. Great minds think alike!

  2. Fun! Now you have reminded me that I have silicone ice trays somewhere, too. Or maybe it's silicone baking cups ...

    1. Hi Kris,
      Hope you can find them and put them to use!

  3. How did the dessert turn out? My jello dessert certainly wasn't festive but I had been craving lime jello with cream cheese, whipped topping and pineapple. I puree it because I like smooth gelatin. I did, however, put some white wooden start as a centerpiece!

    1. Hi Ruthie,
      it was really good and I think I will do that again sometime. The cake and jello with fruit was delicious and a refreshing change from cake with icing. Yum, lime jello with cream cheese and pineapple sounds yummy! It reminds me of jello desserts my mom used to make.
      White wooden stars -- very festive for the 4th of July!

  4. *stars* - not start!


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