Ice Cubes With Taste: 5 Delicious Ideas

Layered ice cubes flavored with fruit puree

Frozen fruit purees give your summer drinks an intensely fruity aroma. And the layered fruit puree ice cubes also look good.

  1. You will need an ice cube tray, a blender or immersion blender, and the fruit. For a particularly beautiful layered look, combine kiwi, watermelon, and mango, for example.
  2. Choose three types of fruit and puree each fruit in a separate container.
  3. Fill the ice cube mold one-third full with one of the purees. Then place the mold in the freezer.
  4. Be sure to freeze each layer completely before pouring in the next. This ensures that the individual layers do not mix with each other and that the look really comes into its own.
  5. When the puree is frozen through, add the next layer of fruit on top. Then place the ice cube tray in the freezer again.
  6. Repeat this step with the last layer as well.
  7. Add the layered ice cubes to a homemade iced tea, a fruit juice spritzer, or a rainbow cocktail that you have mixed yourself.

Ice cubes with herbs, fruits, and juices

Herbs, fruits, and juices also give your ice cubes a varied aroma.

  • Herbs: For a cool summer drink such as iced tea or a cocktail, place herbs such as mint, basil, or rosemary in the ice cube molds and then pour water over them.
  • Fruits: Raspberries, currants, or blueberries are particularly suitable for fruity and delicious ice cube creations. Either separate the berries by type or mix them up in the molds before adding water.
  • Juices: If pureeing is too time-consuming for you, you can also use ready-made juices. Especially sweet and sour juices such as passion fruit, lemon, or strawberry give your drinks a delicious aroma.
  • Milk: For a wonderfully cool iced coffee, fill the molds with milk or plant-based milk and place the milk cubes in your cooled coffee. Conversely, if you like your iced coffee less strong, simply freeze the cooled coffee and put the finished ice cubes in a glass of milk.

More tips for great ice cube creations

You can experiment with the recipe ideas mentioned and also combine different flavors.

  • Edible flowers are a real eye-catcher in every summer drink as ice cubes. In addition to nasturtium, marigolds, daisies, pansies or rose petals are also suitable.
  • A great combination is also berries and herbs such as raspberries with basil or currants and mint.
  • Add some freshness to your drinks with cucumber puree. Simply add the ice cubes to your water and enjoy the summer variant of the popular cucumber water.
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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