These DIY Flavoured Ice Cubes are SO fun for summer and adding some flavour to water and cocktails with fruit, jalapenos, herbs and more!
How to make this recipe
Cut fruit into small enough pieces to fit into an ice cube mould.
Boil purified water in a large saucepan and remove from heat. Pour into ice cube moulds until halfway filled.
Add your favourite flavour combos such as: grapefruit and jalapeño, pineapple and coconut, peach and chili pepper, cucumber and mint, strawberry and kiwi, and lime and orange.
Freeze for one hour, then fill water in ice cube moulds to the top and freeze all the way!
Enjoy your ice cubes in your favourite cocktails.
- Purified/bottle water – purified, or bottled, water will keep ice cubes clear. Tap water or filter water can also be used in place of bottled.
- Grapefruit – this recipe uses combinations of the ingredients listed below. All of the ingredients listed are used to create the combinations listed in the recipe card. Feel free to use as many or as little of these fruits, herbs and spices!
- Jalapeno peppers
- Pineapple – use fresh or frozen pineapple
- Coconut – fresh coconut will work the best but you can also add coconut water to your desired fruit combination.
- Peach – use fresh or frozen peaches
- Red chili pepper
- Lime – use fresh lime wedges or add lime juice to your desired fruit combination.
- Kiwi – make sure the kiwi you are using is peeled!
- Strawberry – fresh or frozen strawberry
What to put in your ice cubes
Fresh Herbs: Mint, basil, sage, rosemary, parsley and cilantro all add a fresh pop of subtle flavour.
Fresh or Frozen Fruit: Either crush up and puree a fruit of your choice (watermelon, raspberries, pineapple etc.), mix with water, lemonade, or some other sort of mild fruit juice, and freeze.
Freeze your Leftover Coffee: Keep your iced coffee from getting watered down by serving it with coffee ice cubes! Add milk to make latte ice cubes.
Edible Flowers: You can pop these gorgeous frozen cubes into just about any drink. Edible flowers are usually a bright purple and available at select grocery stores, and make for a great photo opportunity.
Hot Peppers: Hot peppers might seem like an unusual addition to a drink, but if you're a fan of spice, they can bring a unique flavour to a fruity summer cocktail.
Storing your ice cubes
These infused ice cubes will last in the freezer for months! Make a bunch of your favourite flavours at a given time and then transfer the ice cubes from the ice tray into a large freezer bag. This is a great way of keeping a ton of ice cubes on hand at once rather than making them as the tray finishes.
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Meal prep tools
- Check out one of my favourite ice trays you can use to make these ice cubes!
- Here are some freezer bags you can use to store your ice cubes in the freezer.
DIY Flavoured Ice Cubes
- 4 cups purified/bottled water
- 1/2 grapefruit
- 1 jalapeño pepper sliced
- 2-3 cubes frozen pineapple
- 3-4 cubes fresh coconut
- 1-2 peach slices
- 1 red chili pepper sliced
- 1/8 cucumber sliced
- 3-4 mint leaves
- 1/2 lime sliced
- 1/4 orange sliced
- 1/2 kiwi peeled and cubed
- 2 frozen strawberries
- Cut fruit into small enough pieces to fit into an ice cube mould.
- Boil purified water in a large saucepan and remove from heat. Pour into ice cube moulds until halfway filled.
- Add the following flavour combos: grapefruit and jalapeño, pineapple and coconut, peach and chili pepper, cucumber and mint, strawberry and kiwi, and lime and orange.
- Freeze for one hour, then fill water in ice cube moulds to the top and freeze for as long as necessary.
- Enjoy in your favourite cocktails!