Herb and fruit infused ice cubes

Fruit and herb colorful ice

Ermahgerd you guys! It was 85 degrees today. Eighty-five. You heard me bitch and moan about cold weather for the past couple of months and in all honesty, I started to doubt that spring would ever show up again. Well, I might have been right, ‘cuz right now it feels more like summer, summer, summertiiiimmeee. :D

Mint ice cubes

Warm sun rays on my skin, cool breeze in my hair and a cold glass of water in my hand- this pretty much describes me on last Saturday afternoon. During spring and summertime, I love infusing my water with skin skin-loving ingredients like cucumber or watermelon, and when I’m feeling lazy I’ll just throw in a few lemon ice-cubes in my glass that I have previously frozen. I had quite a lot of fresh rosemary and mint left over that I didn’t want to go to waste and thought, why not do the same thing with my herbs? (I blame Pinterest!)

how to make Lime ice cubes

When it comes to these herb and fruit infused ice cubes, the possibilities are endless. Some of my favorites include: mint (obsessed!), rosemary, raspberries, blueberries, lemons, limes (duh), cucumber and watermelon. I think that the concept is pretty much self explanatory, right? I bought my ice-cube trays on amazon (just like pretty much everything else, hah!) these are the ones that I have and they work great. They’re very flexible and ice-cubes pop right out- I remember back in the day those trays were so stiff you needed a hammer to get them out. I’m not kidding, that’s what my dad used to do.

herb infused ice cubes

Healthy lifestyle blog My favorite combo so far is mint, lime and raspberry.

infused ice cubes

When I make these, especially when using herbs or citrus fruit, I like to put my herbs in the the tray and muddle them a little with a muddler like this one before pouring water over them. The reason for this is that it helps to release the aroma and flavors. I wouldn’t recommend you do that with blueberries though, it can get quite messy once the ice starts melting. I usually use bottled mineral water, but if you want your ice cubes to be perfectly clear and not cloudy, use boiled water. You can not only use these in your water, but also in your vodka soda. With weather finally being nice and warm and with barbeque season about to be open, you can also easily impress your guess when serving drinks with these pretty ice cubes.

Did you guys ever try making these? If so, what is your favorite combo? I’d love to know!

  • This is such a great idea and a wonderful way top add some colour and pizzazz to a plain glass of water or soda! Definitely going to be using these ice cubes in the summer :) x

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    • Thanks so much Brenda! :)

  • This looks so yummy! Water is definitely the best option of course, but I’m just thinking of adding these to some vanilla Italian sodas as a treat… mmm. Love it!

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  • I’ve always wanted to try this and definitely think it adds a little something extra to a drink! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • I’ve never tried making these but I will definitely be giving it a go soon as I think it’s such a great idea. It looks so pretty and it will add anise touch of flavour to drinks x

    Beauty with charm

    • They definitely do! :)

  • Oohhh yummy! This is the perfect idea for summer drinks and entertaining!

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  • Mmmh, looks so yummy, I also love mint with lemon and raspberry, best combo ever. *__*
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  • Joanna Joy

    Sounds like yummy ice cubes. Can’t wait to try it.

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  • I’ve wanted to start on the infused water thing a long time ago, but never found the time to do it in the morning because I sleep every minute I possibly can haha! This is such a great idea to just pop it into my water in the morning. And they look so pretty too!

    • They do, don’t they? :)

  • This is such a cool idea! (no pun intended!) they look delicious and your photos are amazing :D xx

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    • Hehehe ;) Thanks so much Jasmine!

  • These are so neat! Perfect for parties and entertaining!
    xo Southern Style

  • I love infused water, but infused ice cubes, are just so creative, and genius! I love these.

  • Oh wow! Everything about this stunning post screams summer! (Or summer, summer, summertiiiime :D ) Glad you were maxin’ and relaxin’ Paula, that Saturday with the cool breeze and the sun rays sounds so blissful. Happy that NJ is seeing a little sun at last ;) Damn do these ice cubes look heavenly, they’re an advertisement for summer! I feel cool and chill just staring at them in fact haha. Love how you have made so many different ones, the lemon and lime ones look overly gorgeous.

    I haven’t made these but would love to! I’ve heard you can make your own ice lollies by messing around with orange juice and have always wanted to try that (this being as far as my culinary skills go as you can tell :P )

    p.s I don’t know if you’ve ever seen Earth Girls Are Easy (one of my favourite movies, sad I know hahah) but the way you wrote Ermagerd totally reminded me of that movie. Unless that was your intention and we really are the soul-est of souuuuul sistas ;) :D :D

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  • This is too cute!!