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Lemon Ice Cubes + More Flavoured Ice Cube Ideas

by Spicie Foodie on August 18, 2014

Lemon Infused Ice Cubes by @spiciefoodie | #icecubes #lemon #summer

The preferred drink in this household is water — ice cold! But because water can be a bit plain, adding a little zing can make it interesting again. Usually we add a slice of lemon or lime, some mint leaves or slices of fruit. This always gives the water a fresh and light taste that can really compliment a meal and/or leave you feeling energised. Of course during the summer we all need the help of ice cubes to keep ourselves (and water) cool longer. When I’m really hot I love to combine the fresh lemon slices with ice cubes, and today I’d like to show you how I do it plus a few more ideas for flavoured ice cubes.

Lemon Infused Ice Cubes by @spiciefoodie | #icecubes #lemon #summer

First I’d like to recommend a great tool for making ice cubes: silicone moulds. These flexible kitchen gadgets make it so much easier to remove the ice cubes. Just be careful when filling them up and placing in the freezer because they can easily spill. My favourite silicone moulds to uses are ones with fun unique shapes and large ones so I can make big ice cubes. They look pretty in the cups too.

Obviously we need water (I use filtered or bottled) and fresh lemons or limes. Make sure that the fruit is throughly cleaned because we will be leaving the outer skin intact. I like to cube the lemons or limes then place in each mould, then fill up with water and freeze. The process is the same for any other fruit or herb or flower you may choose to use. Nothing to it!

Lemon Infused Ice Cubes by @spiciefoodie | #icecubes #lemon #summer

Here are more ideas to transform ice cubes into pretty and interesting ones.

• Use chopped up large fruits like apples, pears, watermelon or pineapple
• The small size of berries make them ideal for flavoured ice cubes
• Instead of using the whole lemon/lime, juice it and freeze the juice. You can dilute it a bit with water if you like.
• Mix lemon/lime with lavender for a delicious citrus-floral taste. I love the combination and use it for biscuits.
• Mix lemon with mint and use ice cubes in iced tea.
• Use just mint to make Summer mojitos
• Use that last splash of juice and then serve the ice cubes with sparkling water.
• Use edible flowers to give your drinks a floral tastes. Try this tutorial by The View from Great Island
• Love iced coffee? Try adding a few milk ice cubes
• Coffee ice cubes are one of the most awesome ice cube flavour creations, this one by Honestly Yum is a must try.
 
 

Lemon Infused Ice Cubes by @spiciefoodie | #icecubes #lemon #summer

What about you, do you have a special way you like to prepare your ice cubes?

 
 

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz August 18, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Very clever, tasty and cute idea. And I have the same cannelé mould :-) I have a mould to make vodka shooters with, the glass is ice.

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2 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today August 18, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Oh I have this silicone moulds :D I want lemon ice cubes :D

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3 mjskit August 18, 2014 at 6:15 PM

After commenting I’m going on a search for fancy silicon molds. What fun and what a great thing to do! I’ve seen coffee ice cubes and have always wanted to do them and now I want to make these lemon ice cubes, maybe with a little lavender. Love that! Beautiful post Nancy! What special way do I prepare ice cubes? I’ve been letting the freezer’s ice cube maker take care of that, but I think that’s about to change. :)

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4 Joanne T Ferguson August 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM

G’day What a fun idea Nancy that would brighten up any breakfast or party!
Great photos!
Cheers! Joanne

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5 Medeja August 19, 2014 at 6:10 AM

I think I would like to try lemon or coffee ice cubes :)

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6 Gourmet Getaways August 19, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Smart idea! Will start doing this, too! Thanks for sharing!

Julie
Gourmet Getaways

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7 Nami | Just One Cookbook August 20, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Nancy, this is a lovely idea! I’ve seen coffee cube tricks on pinterest, but haven’t tried that out yet. Now looking at the lemon ice cubes…I can’t help but going downstairs and try it right now!!! =P

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8 sippitysup August 20, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Perfect for a punchbowl! No watery booze! GREG

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9 John@Kitchen Riffs August 20, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Why have I never thought to make lemon ice cubes! Such a simple idea, and a wonderful one. Love this! Thanks.

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10 claudia lamascolo August 20, 2014 at 1:09 PM

As always you have brilliant ideas and here’s another one! Love it!

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11 Ramona August 23, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Now those are some refreshing ice cubes. :)

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12 Sandra August 25, 2014 at 4:26 PM

I have several silicone molds that I use for my cake truffles I’m going to try them with some citrus fruits. Thanks for the idea and the lovely pictures.

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13 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun September 17, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Inspiring ideas, Nancy. Thanks!

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