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Starry Ice Beverage Cooler

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 24 hr 20 min
  • Servings 1
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Special occasion? Fresh herbs, lemon stars and whole cranberries decorate an icy and impressive drink server.
Updated Feb 22, 2007
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  • 1/2-gallon paperboard milk carton
  • 1-liter clear plastic soft drink bottle
  • Ice cube
  • Lemon peel, cut into star shapes
  • Cranberries
  • Fresh herb sprigs, such as thyme or rosemary
  • Water


  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Fill a cooler with your favorite white wine or fruit punch recipe.
  • tip 2
    Use a cloth napkin or towel to hold the beverage cooler when you pour to catch drips from the melting ice.


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