DIY Ice Ring for Punch Bowl (Video)

I attended a baby shower for one of my dear friends a few years ago.  While strolling over to the bar table to grab a cocktail, I saw a beautiful silver punch bowl with an intriguing ice ring floating in the center. Just awesome! The first time that I had seen this so I, of course, asked her for some guidance on making my own.  Simple, easy, fun and memorable.  Perfect for Southern Living readers.

I decided to take a “fresh” twist on the ice ring by using fresh herbs and fruit. It’s super easy to make — you just need a bundt pan, assortment of herbs and fruit and distilled water. You want to choose ingredients that compliment your punch and, don’t be shy, pack them in there. The more you have the better the ice ring will look. For my ice rings, I used (1) lemons, blueberries and sage (2) peaches, thyme, pears and limes (3) grapefruit, limes, and rosemary.


  • Fill a bundt pan 1/3 full of distilled water
  • Add fruit and herbs
  • Freeze Overnight
  • Add to Punch Bowl and Enjoy

DIY Ice Rings

DIY Ice Rings

DIY Ice Rings

Try this easy DIY ice ring for your punch bowl! You'll be sure to impress guests at your next party!

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Kelli Boyd Photography and iMint Media


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    March 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm
  2. Monica Lavin, Lavin Label

    Thanks, Jane!

    April 19, 2016 at 6:52 am
  3. Jane

    These are always so cute! I want one at all of my gatherings and now I know how to make it! Thanks for the article.

    April 18, 2016 at 2:59 pm
  4. Monica Lavin

    Hello Angela,
    I used distilled water to help the water freeze clear. I heard that you can also boil the water to keep it from getting foggy!

    April 18, 2016 at 2:05 pm
  5. AngelaS

    Pretty. The fresh herbs are a nice addition. I am curious as to why distilled water. Does it reduce bubbles or something? To keep from diluting the punch I will use the base liquid rather than water when making ice rings e.g., lemonade, ginger ale that I let sit to reduce bubbles, juice or a diluted mixture of water and the base liquid. Allows me to set up the punch bowl earlier without worrying about whether I took out enough water to allow for the melting ice.

    April 18, 2016 at 12:12 pm

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