If you are looking for something special to line your walkway to greet your arriving guests or something unique to place on the table for your holiday celebration...look no further. This glowing parfait is made by alternating layers of cranberries and ice.
Lucky you if you live somewhere where it is frozen outside, you won't need any extra-space in your freezer to make these up. Obviously if you live where it's below freezing, these will last much longer outside.
If you want to place them on your table inside, set in a bowl that will catch the melting water. Put out right before guests arrive or right before you sit down to dinner.
These are so beautiful in person, the picture does not do them justice.
Cranberry Ice Luminaria
Adapted from BHG
One empty 2-liter flexible plastic bottle, cut in half
One empty 1-liter flexible plastic bottle, cut in half
Votive candle with insert
Use your 2-liter bottle for the outside of the mold and create a hollow place for the candle with the 1-liter bottle. Fill the 1-liter bottle with rocks to weigh it down. Add a few inches of water and drop a line of cranberries into the gap between the two bottles. If your cranberries are too big, slice them in half. Freeze one layer solid, then add more water and berries in the gap and freeze again, then add a final layer and freeze one last time. Thaw slightly before unmolding...it will take a little pulling but will unmold perfectly. Place votive candle with insert inside hollow center. Distilled water will give you the clearest ice.