Flavored Ice Cubes

Flavored Ice CubesI don’t know about you guys, but I HATE water. Like, seriously loathe it.

It has taken me every ounce of self control to cut soda out of my everyday life and replace it with water. It’s also taken about 5 years to actually do it. (Yes, I already know I am crazy. Yes, I ask myself why I do it everyday. Blame my sister).

Obviously, most of us already know about all of the great benefits that water offers, but there’s still just something so boring and plain about it.

Because I have quite a bit of experience with camouflaging my water now and also because warmer temps are right around the corner, I thought I’d share some easy ways to dress up your glass of H2O with easy flavored ice cubes!

Tell me your guests wouldn’t be impressed when you hand them a glass filled with these pretty cubes!

Flavored Ice CubesThe first step is the water.

If you want a really pretty ice cube, and want to be able to see through it, you’ll want to use filtered water.

Boil it first, let it cool completely, and then boil and let it cool completely again.

I wasn’t that patient when I made these beauties, but they still turned out really pretty, despite my lack of patience.

I really love large ice cubes. (I used this extra large ice cube tray. The silicone is perfect for popping these cubes out too!) They last longer in your drinks and you only need a few cubes to fill a glass.

If you choose to make larger cubes, keep in mind that they will take longer to freeze!

 

Flavored Ice CubesFlavored Ice CubesCucumber water is a simple and refreshing option. (There’s a reason why they serve it at your favorite spas!)

Simply slice the cucumber into thin slices and freeze! It you want to add a bit of flair, you could shave the cucumber skin into tendrils too.

Flavored Ice CubesLemon, ginger, and green tea sure do make a pretty little cube.

The combo helps with digestion, an upset stomach, and it also happens to be delish.

Instead of using filtered water, I froze the lemon wedges and ginger slice in green tea.

If you want a cube of health…this is your best friend.

Flavored Ice CubesGrapefruit is just pretty. The pink citrus fruit looks great in ice cubes too and adds a citrus punch to your water.

I cut it into wedges that were small enough to fit into each cube on my tray and then squeezed a bit of the juice in there too for added flavor.

When the ice melts in your glass, this little wedge will look gorg!

Flavored Ice CubesLemon and lime go together like peanut butter and jelly. This classic citrus combo makes for some tasty water too!

I cut both fruits into small wedges and then squeezed the juice from both into each cube space for added lemon/lime flavor.

Flavored Ice CubesThis colorful cube packs a punch. The combo of strawberry and basil might sound like a crazy combo but they are actually a great couple.

The pair is like Summer in a glass.

I sliced the strawberries and chopped the basil. Add to your ice cube tray and let the ingredients shine!

Flavored Ice CubesLavender and mint pair up to give your water a fresh and floral flavor, perfect for Spring and Summer drinks.

If lavender is in season, place a fresh bud right in your tray with fresh chopped mint. If you don’t have fresh lavender handy, you can also use dried lavender.

These cubes are really pretty when frozen and look just as great floating in your glass when the ice has melted.

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12 Comments

  1. CAROL DOMINGOS on November 15, 2015 at 10:20 am

    I’M GONNA TRY THESE GREAT IDEAS.I LOVE ALLOF THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO USE ICE .I HATE WATER ALSO.



  2. Emily on January 26, 2017 at 10:49 am

    These are gorgeous! How far in advance can you make them? Will they still be nice and clear if I make them today for a gathering in five days? (I’m trying to minimize stress by doing what I can in advance.) Thanks!



    • Ashley on January 27, 2017 at 9:40 am

      Emily, yes! You can definitely make them 5 days in advance and still have them look great! They should keep for quite a while, but after a bit they will start to form those lovely white little crystallization’s on them like normal ice cubes do.



      • Emily on January 27, 2017 at 9:45 am

        Awesome, thanks! 🙂



  3. Yuni on May 14, 2017 at 12:17 am

    For the leaves, why can not mine be green? It always becomes black and looks wilted



    • Ashley on May 15, 2017 at 10:23 am

      I used fresh leaves, picked from the plant the moment that I froze them, so, if possible, try to use the freshest leaves that you can to retain the color!



  4. Jenise on May 28, 2017 at 3:01 am

    Can you just put slices of oranges on your water in the morning will it still be the same….

    Or are there any others ideas you can give me as I’m trying to lose weight and just getting bored with plain boring water…

    Cheers Jenise



    • Ashley on June 8, 2017 at 8:59 am

      Jenise,

      It won’t have the exact same effect as the ice cubes, but it will still flavor your water. You can also add lemon too! Adding fresh fruit into your water and letting it sit to soak up some flavor is a great way to amp up regular boring water! Try strawberries, watermelon, pineapple, blueberries, and melon too!



  5. Derek Douglas on May 30, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Wait, you hate water?!? Humans are made up of 60% of the stuff. Gives new meaning to self-loathing! LOL!



    • Ashley on June 8, 2017 at 9:00 am

      I know! I wish I loved it!



  6. Smithe547 on August 9, 2018 at 5:43 am

    Neat blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog jump out. Please let me know where you got your design. Thanks!



    • Ashley on August 15, 2018 at 1:27 pm

      Thanks! It was a custom design. I had it made by High Note Designs 🙂



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