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Ice Hurricanes

These ice hurricanes require time to freeze (ideally, they should be left outdoors overnight), so be sure to make them at least a day before your party.

Photography: Marcus Nilsson

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January/February 2014


  • 2 plastic buckets, 1 large, 1 that fits inside the first with a diameter at least 2 inches smaller

  • Rocks or gravel

  • Water

  • Pillar candles or votives


  1. Fill smaller bucket with either rocks or gravel, and center it inside larger bucket. (Buckets will determine size of hurricanes.)

  2. Pour water into gap between buckets to desired height.

  3. Place buckets outdoors overnight when temperatures dip. Store in shade until ready to use.

  4. On day of party, allow ice to warm up just a bit -- indoors, or with a little help from hot water poured into smaller bucket.

  5. Lift interior bucket out. Then carefully invert outside bucket to slide ice candle holder out.

  6. Place a candle (or three) inside each frozen hurricane.

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