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Starry Ice Beverage Cooler

 1 Ratings
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 24 hr 20 min
  • Servings 1

Special occasion? Fresh herbs, lemon stars and whole cranberries decorate an icy and impressive drink server.


1/2-gallon paperboard milk carton
1-liter clear plastic soft drink bottle
Ice cube
Lemon peel, cut into star shapes
Fresh herb sprigs, such as thyme or rosemary


  • 1 Open milk carton completely at top; wash inside. Wash plastic bottle inside and out; remove any labels. Place plastic bottle in center of milk carton. Fill milk carton with ice cubes.
  • 2 Arrange lemon peel, cranberries and herbs among ice cubes toward sides of milk carton. Tape top of bottle to milk carton to keep it from floating. Fill milk carton with water (do not fill bottle).
  • 3 Freeze about 24 hours or until firm. Peel off milk carton. To use, place beverage cooler in deep tray. Fill bottle with beverage, using a funnel.

Expert Tips

Fill a cooler with your favorite white wine or fruit punch recipe.

Use a cloth napkin or towel to hold the beverage cooler when you pour to catch drips from the melting ice.

Nutrition Information

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