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Fruity spa water ice cubes make drinking water more fun! We all know we should drink more water. But sometimes we crave a more flavorful beverage. If you’ve ever been to a spa or hotel that serves fruit-infused water, you know how pleasing it is to the eye as well as the palate. I decided to go one step further and make the spa water into ice cubes perfect for adding to all sorts of beverages, while providing a subtle flavor and some extra vitamins and minerals.
Of course you can add the ice cubes to your regular water, but I also love them in sparkling water. It’s kind of like making your own soda without all the added sugar. They would also be wonderful in iced tea or lemonade. And I’m guessing they would be really fun to use in alcoholic drinks, like vodka on the rocks.
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What do you need to make fruity spa water ice cubes?
The most important supply which you may not already have is a silicone ice cube tray. The silicone makes it incredibly easy to pop the ice cubes out of the trays once they are set. They are also a breeze to clean.
I have tried a few, and my favorite brand of silicone ice cube trays is Tovolo. I purchased their King Ice Cube Tray myself last year, and my friend Karen gave me the adorable Owl Ice Tray for my birthday, which I cannot stop using. They also come in shapes such as Hearts, Penguins, and Gingerbread Men. But if you’re not into the shapes, you can’t go wrong with the classic silicone ice cube tray.
Now the question is, what ingredients should we put in the ice cube trays? The possibilities and combinations are endless! Here are some of my favorites:
After you choose your ingredients, all you need to do is add them to the ice cube molds, fill with water, then freeze until set. I like to squeeze the fruit a little to release some of their juice, kind of like a bartender does for a cocktail. And don’t forget that water expands when it freezes, so don’t fill the trays up to the very top.
Once your ice cubes are ready, you can pop them out and store them in a freezer bag so that you can use the trays again to make more, especially if you want to serve them with drinks at a party.
Here are some ideas for pairing the fruity spa water ice cubes with your favorite beverages:
- Lemon and mint in classic black iced tea
- Orange in tropical iced tea
- Cucumber and mint in classic lemonade
- Strawberries and blueberries in pink lemonade
- Grapefruit in sparkling water or vodka cocktails
- Lime in rum cocktails
- Blackberries and mint in sparkling water
You get the idea. The flavor combinations are endless!
What will you put in your fruity spa water ice cubes? Please let me know in the comments!
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