How To Make Fruit Ice Cubes – Freezing Fruit for Drinks
Making fruit ice cubes is quick and easy. They make any drink beautiful and instagram-worthy! Keep reading for my tutorial to make there flavored ice cubes for your drinks.
What’s the Deal with These Ice Cubes with Fruit?
If you’re like me and you’re obsessed with Pinterest you’ve probably seen these beautiful fruit ice cubes all over your home feed. After pinning these pretty flavored ice cubes to my Pinterest boards for months, I decided to make some of my own!
I’ve got the recipe for you, but it comes with a warning: these fruit cubes are so cute that they will make all of your other ice cubes seem boring and you’ll always want to make them!
There are so many different varieties of ice cubes you can make (with frozen fruit ice cubes and floral ice cubes being my favorites), and they’re all super easy!
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How to Make Fruit Infused Ice Cubes
The good news? This is probably the EASIEST recipe or tutorial on my entire site. And one of the prettiest! Well, I don’t know if that’s by popular vote, but I sure do think they look nice!
Gather your Ice Cube Fruit Supplies
There are only three ingredients you need for this recipe: fresh fruit, filtered water and ice cube trays. A three ingredient recipe? Yes please!
I used raspberries, strawberries, and oranges because they were what I had on hand in the house, but you can use any fresh fruit you like. That’s the great part about this fruit ice cube recipe – it’s extremely customizable.
Assemble your Fruit Infused Ice Cubes
These icy fruit cubes take only a few minutes to assemble. Once you’ve put them together, freeze them until solid (I froze them overnight), and you have a beautiful garnish to add to your drinks.
Step by Step – How to Make Fruit Infused Ice Cubes
Even though this recipe is extremely easy and takes only a few minutes to assemble, anyone who tries a drink with these beautiful fruit flavored ice cubes will think it was much harder to make!
Wash your Fruit
Once you’ve chosen your fruit, make sure you wash it well. As your fruit cubes melt, you’ll want to make sure they taste their best- fresh and clean! Washing them beforehand ensures that their flavor will be at its best.
Put the Fruit in Ice Cubes
Chop your fruit to fit in your ice cube tray slots. The raspberries I used fit in perfectly so I didn’t even need to chop them. I just sliced up the strawberries and oranges and was ready to go!
Fill the Ice Cube Trays with Filtered Water
This step may seem optional, but it’s really not. While it may be easy to fill up these fruit ice cube trays with tap water, the taste much better with filtered water. I just poured some water from my Brita pitcher over the fruit.
If you use filtered water, when your flavored ice cubes melt, they will still taste clean and fresh. After all, you want to elevate the taste of your drink, not bring it down.
Uses for Fruit Flavored Ice Cubes
I prepared these fruit cubes at night and stuck them in the freezer overnight. When I woke up in the morning they were ready to use! These are so easy. If you’re going to make ice cubes anyways, why not jazz them up with fruit!
Using these flavored Cubes in Water
They look really pretty in filtered water or sparkling water! I like using clear glasses with my flavored ice cubes, so you can see them really well!
I have a no-waste recipe for strawberry water that would be stunning with these ice cubes. Make sure you check it out!
Using these flavored cubes for Cocktails and Mocktails
The fruit cubes also look great in cocktails or mocktails. These fruit infused ice cubes take your drink to the next level and will wow anyone drinking them! They make any drink feel elevated.
If you’re looking for a mocktail recipe to use these cubed ice fruits in, check out the recipe for my Tropical Mocktail (pictured above). The flavors go very well with these flavored ice cubes.
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.
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