Treat yourself to a simple and refreshing drink with simple fruit ice cubes! Who knew freezing fruit could be so delicious?
Here are a few more frozen fruit recipes we think you’ll love – Frozen Yogurt Granola Cups, Orange Creamsicle Smoothie, and Frozen Banana Ice Cream.
Delicious Fruit Ice Cubes
I was worried that I’d fall off the bandwagon with our 30-day water challenge, but even though I may not reach my goal every day, I’ve still made great progress! (Especially since I now have a cute chart to remind me!)
In an effort to have a little fun without derailing my healthy lifestyle progress, I decided to create these citrus ice cubes. Because they’re beautiful, delicious, and totally refreshing.
How to Make Fruit Ice Cubes
Ok. I’m not going to lie. I don’t have ice cube trays. Our freezer makes cubes, so I never thought to buy some. I do, however, own a mini muffin tin. And an idea was born. And boy did I fall hard for these soft + beautiful colors.
- mini muffin tin – You can use any ice cube tray, ice cube mold, silicone cold, etc.
- citrus (I used grapefruit, oranges, lemons, and limes)
- CUT YOUR FRUIT. Cut up your citrus into small pieces, then place them in a muffin tin or ice tray.
- FILL + FREEZE. Pour water into each space, only filling it halfway, then freeze until solid. (If you fill it up all the way, your fruit will rise to the top.
- FILL + FREEZE. Once frozen, fill each space with water all the way to the top, then freeze until solid.
- RELEASE. Once frozen, place your tray on a cookie sheet filled with warm water to release the fruit ice cubes. They’ll pop out easily with a spoon!
- ENJOY. Place in glasses, fill with more water, juice, or lemonade, and enjoy!
What fruits can you use in fruit cubes?
Looking for a little more pops of color, or flavor variety? Grab a bag of frozen fruit or berries, let it thaw a bit so you can separate the fruit if you’d like, add some of your citrus pieces, and you’ll get some beautiful rainbow ice cubes for your glass of water!
I’ve tried the following fruits and they make the perfect fruity ice cubes –
- herbs – fresh rosemary, basil or thyme is also delicious!
If you’re looking for more refreshing drinks, try these smoothies
- Green Smoothie
- Healthy Breakfast Smoothies
- Tropical Banana Smoothie
- Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie
- Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
- Chocolate Raspberry Protein Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Pomegranate Chia Smoothie
- Peach Smoothie
- Raspberry Lemonade
- Non-Alcoholic Sangria Cocktail
HERE’S A PRINTABLE RECIPE CARD SO YOU CAN SAVE THIS IDEA FOR WHEN YOU NEED IT –
Fruit Ice Cubes
- mini muffin tin, or any ice cube tray
- citrus, grapefruit, oranges, lemons, and limes
- Cut up your citrus into small pieces, then place them in muffin tin or ice tray.
- Fill up each space half way with water, then freeze until solid. (If you fill it up all the way, your fruit will rise to the top.
- Once frozen, fill each space with water all the way to the top, then freeze until solid.
- Once frozen, place your tray on a cookie sheet filled with warm water to release the fruit ice cubes.
- Place in glasses, fill with more water, and enjoy!