Flavored Ice Cubes | How to Make Herb and Fruit Infused Ice Cubes

How to make flavored ice cubes with fruits and herbs

As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find ways to stay cool. Ice cold drinks are a summer must. While ice water is a healthy choice, it’s far from exciting. But toss in a few flavored ice cubes and suddenly you have a beautiful, flavorful summer beverage! 

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Flavored ice cubes are also a perfect match for flavored sparkling water, fruit infused water, iced tea, cocktails or mocktails, and fruit juice. They add a burst of flavor and a punch of color that will take your summer drinks to the next level.

How To Make Herb and Fruit Infused Ice Cubes

Step 1: Prepare your ingredients. Wash fruit and herbs and chop to your desired size.

Step 2: Place a few pieces of fruit and/or herbs into each compartment of your ice cube tray.

Step 3: Fill the ice cube tray up with water.

Step 4: Freeze.

How to make flavored ice cubes | fruit and herb infused ice

Water straight from the tap works fine, but it will result in cloudy ice cubes. To get clear ice cubes, use filtered water that has been boiled twice. Let the water cool completely before using. 

You can also blend or puree the fruit and skip the water completely. These pureed fruit cubes are especially great for smoothies and frozen mixed drinks.

How to make flavored ice cubes | fruit and herb infused ice

The sky’s the limit when it comes to flavor combinations! Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Lemon + Lime
  • Watermelon + Basil
  • Strawberry + Basil
  • Cucumber + Mint
  • Mint + Lime *great for mojitos!
  • Blackberry + Mint
  • Grapefruit + Rosemary
  • Apple + Pear
  • Lavender + Mint
  • Blueberry + Raspberry *The red and blue make this a great combination for Memorial Day or 4th of July!
  • Mango + Pineapple
  • Grape + Cherry
  • Orange + Pineapple
  • Blueberry + Lemon

Ice cubes take several hours to freeze—be sure to make them ahead of time. Once your ice cubes are frozen through, remove them from the tray and store in a freezer bag. This way, you’ll always have some on hand when you want them.

Flavored ice cubes

Give these flavored ice cubes a try and you’ll be sippin’ pretty all summer long!

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms, a lifestyle media brand and community of passionate fresh produce advocates with a mission to inspire everyone, especially children, to eat more fruits and vegetables. For ten years Lori sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States. Today, Lori and her team are fully focused on educating consumers about fresh produce, introducing them to produce brands, engaging the produce industry with consumers in inspiring conversations, and promoting public policy to protect and increase the availability of fresh produce at American schools. Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, MarthaStewart.com, Huff Post, Real Simple Magazine, US Kids Magazines, GQ Magazine, Hallmark Channel as well as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliates throughout the US. Lori is the host of The Produce Moms Podcast, a seasoned Keynote Speaker, a recipient of many produce industry accolades (including Produce Business 40 Under 40, Vance Agribusiness 40 Under 40, and The Packer 25), and is currently writing her first book. Lori resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband Chip, their two sons Joe & Mac, and their Great Dane.

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