Date : February 12, 2021
Fruit and Herb Infused Ice Cubes for Summer
Drinking water in summer is a necessity for hydration, especially if you hike through the bush or play outdoors in the sun.
The heat and humidity can cause us to sweat and the best way to replenish hydration in our body is by drinking water. But not everyone loves drinking water on its own.
For a fun summer twist, why not flavour your water with some fruit and herb infused ice cubes? The ingredients can be sourced from your own backyard veggie garden.
If you don’t have a veggie or herb garden, the ingredients can be bought from your local grocery store.
Ingredients and Materials
Fruit and Herbs
Ice Cube Tray
Filtered water in a jug
What herbs or fruits can you find in your garden?
If you do have a vegetable garden, why not check what you can use to infuse flavour into your ice cubes? Mint is refreshing and basil can balance sweet fruity flavours.
Fruits could be melons, cucumber or stone fruits which are in season in summer.
Cut your fruits into small bite size pieces so they can be placed into the ice cube tray. Remove the leaves from herb stems or rip them in half to fit inside the ice cube tray.
Place your cut fruits and herb leaves into each individual portion of the tray.
Pour your filtered water over the tray, ensuring the water reaches the top of the tray.
Add the lid and place into the freezer. It should take 1-2 hours to freeze.
When your ice cubes are ready, remove from the freezer. Add to a glass and fill it with water.
The ice cubes will melt and the fruits and herbs will flavour your water.
Best fruits and herbs to infuse ice cubes
Citrus fruits like orange, lemon and lime
Stone fruits cut into small bite size pieces like plums and nectarines
Cut up strawberries
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