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