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Fruity Ice Cubes

on April 24, 2012

Continuing our frozen series today will be Fruity Ice Cubes! I saw these on Pinterest and can’t wait for summer or at least some warmer weather! What happened to those 80 & 90 degree temps we had last week? I was freezing all day today in this cold rainy weather we’ve been having… maybe I should wrap up this series and that would bring the warm weather back, lol! Anyway these are just so darn cute you will want to make them all the time! You will be thinking of excuses to have people over just so you can serve them a pitcher of cold liquid with fruity ice cubes in it 🙂

This Lemon & Lime Ice Cube How to comes from  a blog called Industrious Justice by a gal named Emily. She has great pictures on the step by step process. I also found this on Martha Stewart’s site under 60 Outdoor Party Ideas. The only real difference is that Martha suggests filling each cup halfway with water or nonalcoholic punch, and freezing. I would like to add that you don’t have to limit yourself to lemons and limes. Try adding blueberries and strawberries (sliced or whole), or raspberries and black berries. Freeze them in lemonade or pink lemonade, or any other beverage of choice…the options are endless! Can you imagine how awesome your drinks will look?!! And don’t forget the flavor when the cubes start to melt! Yum 🙂 Thanks for pinning this Emily!

Instructions:

  1. Make sure that there is a big, level space in your freezer for the muffin pan.
  2. Thinly slice up lemons and limes.
  3. Place two or three slices of lemon and/or lime in each section of the muffin tin.
  4. Carefully fill the muffin pan with water.
  5. Freeze overnight.
  6. Pop out a few of the ice cubes and place in a large pitcher.  Add water or iced tea.

Notes:
You could also make these ice cubes with iced tea so that they don’t dilute your beverage as they melt. (If you are putting them in tea that is)

These also work GREAT in a punch bowl not just pitchers…

Don’t they look awesome?! Now if the warm weather would just come back we could all have a party with our fruity ice cubes! 🙂

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