Fruit Infused Ice Cubes are the perfect way to add flavor to your water or favorite beverages this summer. Cucumber/Mint, Watermelon/Lime and Blueberry/Lavender are delicious combinations and make getting that daily water quota all the more enjoyable.

These Fruit Infused Ice Cubes are one of the tricks I use to make sure I get enough water throughout the day.

We all KNOW we’re supposed to drink more water…right?  The benefits of water to your body are many; help with weight loss, improve regularity, improve skin complexion, flush toxins, hydrate joints and muscles and more.

I try REALLY HARD to get as much water as I know I need; whenever I get in my car I fill up my water bottle and I’ve set a reminder on my phone to go off a couple of times day saying nothing more than ‘water’. 

And I really do prefer water over soda or any other sweetened drink, so it’s what I typically order in a restaurant.

BUT, all that being said…sometimes water is just so…water-y. Not that there’s anything wrong with that; but sometimes I just need a little something tastier.

Enter these lovely little fruit infused ice cubes.Fruit Ice Cubes are the perfect way to add flavor to your water or favorite beverages this summer. Cucumber/Mint, Watermelon/Lime and Blueberry/Lavender are delicious combinations and make getting that daily water quota all the more enjoyable.

They came about when I had a bunch of watermelon that needed to be used up. So I tossed the watermelon into my Vitamix with a squeeze of lime juice and whirred it until it was completely smooth. I used 2 cups of watermelon/lime puree for my 15 cubes…about 3-4 cups of watermelon cubes.

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Then it was just a matter of pouring them into my silicon ice cube trays.I use these silicon trays so often for flavored fruit ice cubes, bouillon cubes and my ginger lemon cubes

Let me right off the bat tell you how much I use these trays…I have 4 of them, 2 for savory items like my vegetable or chicken bouillon, masala curry or basil cubes and 2 for sweet items like my Ginger Lemon Cubes or these fruit infused ice cubes. They are basically the same color, so to prevent garlic-scented watermelon cubes, I do have them labelled ‘savory’ or ‘sweet’ on the back with my trusty and faithful sharpie.

I partially froze the watermelon cubes and then tucked a little quarter of lime in…by waiting until they were partially frozen the lime didn’t sink to the bottom.Fruit Ice Cubes are the perfect way to add flavor to your water or favorite beverages this summer. Cucumber/Mint, Watermelon/Lime and Blueberry/Lavender are delicious combinations and make getting that daily water quota all the more enjoyable.

So, these little cubes are perfect in ‘plain-old, plain-old water’ (as my daughter used to say), in ‘bubbly’ water or in your vodka and soda (and yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as Watermelon Vodka…just saying).

I just use my glass containers to store them in the freezer.Fruit Ice Cubes are the perfect way to add flavor to your water or favorite beverages this summer. Cucumber/Mint, Watermelon/Lime and Blueberry/Lavender are delicious combinations and make getting that daily water quota all the more enjoyable.

Leaving well enough alone is not one of my character traits…I’m more the ‘if watermelon/lime cubes are good…then cucumber/mint cubes will be great’ kind of gal. And, since my cucumber plants are being quite bounteous at the moment…

Fruit Ice Cubes are the perfect way to add flavor to your water or favorite beverages this summer. Cucumber/Mint, Watermelon/Lime and Blueberry/Lavender are delicious combinations and make getting that daily water quota all the more enjoyable.

Is it just me, or did your temperature just drop 10° simply by viewing these cool lovelies?Fruit Ice Cubes are the perfect way to add flavor to your water or favorite beverages this summer. Cucumber/Mint, Watermelon/Lime and Blueberry/Lavender are delicious combinations and make getting that daily water quota all the more enjoyable.

One cucumber, peel and all, dropped in the Vitamix and pureed yielded 6 cubes. I sliced some mint and mixed it in after the cucumber came out of the blender…next time I think I’ll puree it with the cucumber. I don’t mind the ‘leafy’ness’ of the cubes, but some might prefer less ‘leafy’.Fruit Ice Cubes are the perfect way to add flavor to your water or favorite beverages this summer. Cucumber/Mint, Watermelon/Lime and Blueberry/Lavender are delicious combinations and make getting that daily water quota all the more enjoyable.

Once again, use these fruit infused ice cubes in any number of ways…and yes…there is also a Cucumber Vodka…which really sounds good to me. (As a total aside, I had a Cucumber Margarita recently which was perfect in so many ways)Fruit Ice Cubes are the perfect way to add flavor to your water or favorite beverages this summer. Cucumber/Mint, Watermelon/Lime and Blueberry/Lavender are delicious combinations and make getting that daily water quota all the more enjoyable.

And once I was on this fruit infused ice cube roll (can you roll a fruit cube?…hmmm?…) I just couldn’t stop!

Next up…blueberry cubes with lavender. This combination is sublime, but if you are turned off by the thought of lavender leaves floating in your drink, you could brew some lavender tea.  The leaves don’t bother me; just don’t chop them up…leave them as larger pieces so you can remove them if you chose.

Fruit Ice Cubes are the perfect way to add flavor to your water or favorite beverages this summer. Cucumber/Mint, Watermelon/Lime and Blueberry/Lavender are delicious combinations and make getting that daily water quota all the more enjoyable.

I just added blueberries to my trays then topped them with water and the lavender leaves…once again, I do like the idea of brewing lavender tea, letting it chill and using that instead of the water…next time.

Fruit Ice Cubes are the perfect way to add flavor to your water or favorite beverages this summer. Cucumber/Mint, Watermelon/Lime and Blueberry/Lavender are delicious combinations and make getting that daily water quota all the more enjoyable.

When I’m having one of my self-imposed ‘wine-free’ nights, sipping seltzer from a wine glass helps trick my brain that I’m having something else.  And dropping any of these cubes into my seltzer-filled wine glass will really pull the wool over my brain’s eyes…or something like that.

Yup, right in the midst of my photoshoot…a Peep photobomb!!

So there you have it my friends, one of my little tricks to make sure I’m drinking enough water and enjoying it while drinking it. Fruit Infused Ice Cubes are the perfect way to add flavor to your water or favorite beverages this summer. Cucumber/Mint, Watermelon/Lime and Blueberry/Lavender are delicious combinations and make getting that daily water quota all the more enjoyable.

I’m also looking for more flavor combinations, do you infuse your waters with fruits or herbs? I’d love to hear some of your favorite combinations.

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4 Comments

  1. Sam @ Raggedy Bits

    June 15, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    These sound so refreshing! Will be definitely trying these when Summer rolls around!! Thank you for sharing!

    Reply
    • lynn

      June 16, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      Thanks Sam, I’m about ready to make some new batches as we whizzed through the last batch.

      Wishing you a fantastic weekend,

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  2. Carolann

    June 17, 2017 at 9:06 am

    I just love making fruit infused ice cubes and I got some excellent recipe ideas here! So yummy! So refreshing!

    Reply
    • lynn

      June 18, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Enjoy your tasty water Carolann! Really does make drinking it a wee bit more enjoyable.

      Reply

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