Flavored Ice Cubes Quench Your Thirst

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Iced tea is actually my favorite drink. I should probably say it’s water to set some kind of example but if I’m being totally honest I’ll guzzle down unsweetened iced tea at twice the rate I drink water.

It’s one of those drinks that’s sort of perfect for everyday. I can drink it while I’m working on the computer or use it to quench my thirst after a workout or just sitting on the back porch watching the kids play in the heat of summer.

Sometimes though, I like to add a little bit of pizzaz to it.

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One of the easiest ways to plus up any drink, water included, is to flavor it. Using flavored ices cubes is one of my favorite flavoring agent hacks. They’re easy to make, easy to use and deliver bold, bright flavors in every sip.

I first created these last summer and have used them throughout the summer, spring and fall to freshen up my daily choice of hydration. They are great for single drinks or you can make them for a pitcher and serve them at a party.

Whether your drink of choice is tea or water, try it with one of these flavor infused ice cubes this week. With simple recipes for Lemon Basil, Honey Peach and Raspberry Mint there’s bound to be one flavor that will wet your simultaneously wet your appetite and quench your thirst. Grab the recipes for all three below!

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Lemon Basil Ice Cubes

flavored ice cubes - The Everyday Mom Life

flavored ice cubes - The Everyday Mom Life

Ingredients:

  • Juice of 2.5 lemons
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2-3 Tbsp. of fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. of lemon zest

flavored ice cubes - The Everyday Mom Life

flavored ice cubes - The Everyday Mom Life

Steps:

  1. Mix lemon juice and water.
  2. Pour into ice cube trays.
  3. Add a sprinkle of lemon zest to each ice cube.
  4. Add a few slices of basil to each ice cube.
  5. Freeze for three hours.
  6. Serve immediately after taking them out of the freezer.

flavored ice cubes - The Everyday Mom Life

flavored ice cubes - The Everyday Mom Life

Honey Peach Ice Cubes

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 cup of peaches, skin removed and chopped. If you use canned peaches make sure you drain them and rinse them before using.

flavored ice cubes - The Everyday Mom Life

Steps:

  1. Mix honey and water. Whisk until it is well blended.
  2. Pour into ice cube trays.
  3. Spoon a generous amount of peaches into each ice cube spot.
  4. Freeze for two hours.
  5. Serve immediately with Gold Peak Tea after taking them out of the freezer.

Raspberry Mint Ice Cubes

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of raspberries, muddled
  • 1/4 tsp. of mint extract.
  • 1 Tbsp. of fresh mint leaves.

flavored ice cubes - The Everyday Mom Life

flavored ice cubes - The Everyday Mom Life

Steps:

  1. Muddle raspberries until they are more of a paste.
  2. Mix water and raspberries together until well blended.
  3. Pour into each ice cube tray.
  4. Add a few mint leaves to each
  5. Freeze for three hours.
  6. Serve immediately after taking them out of the freezer.

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90 COMMENTS

  1. ohhh these all sound so good and so refreshing! Especially the lemon basil. I’ll have to try the Peak Tea. I’ve heard it’s really good but have yet to try it!

  2. That’s a lot of lovely ideas to enjoy iced tea! I think the flavor infused ice cubes are great and I’d love to give it a try as well. Thanks for the recipes! They’re all so easy to make!

  3. Rachel you are a genius! I never would have thought I could make flavour infused ice cubes and add them to my beverages, amaziiing! You are my new recipes best friend. Cant wait to try this out really.

  4. This is such an inspired idea. After trying some of Starbucks new tea infusions, I’ve been thinking about how I could make them myself at home so this has given me plenty of ideas.

  5. I absolutely love iced tea – especially Gold Peak! I’ll have to try the recipes for infused ice cubes! Very neat idea!!

  6. I love this idea! I don’t drink tea but drink water all day. The lemon basil sounds delicious, and I would try strawberry and mint since I don’t like raspberry. Now I just need to go buy an ice tray since my ice machine won’t do this for me!

  7. That is such a good way to drink more water too. I need some flavored ice cubes to help me drink more liquids throughout the day. I get so busy I forget!

  8. I cannot wait to change up my drinks with these ice cube recipes. I drink tea all the time but it is usually hot so I am definitely going to start making some cold brewed teas with these ice cubes.

  9. I can’t wait to try these cubes in my drinks. I’m not a huge fan of tea but keep hearing about all the benefits. Having a little flavor and to go along with it would be an incentive.

  10. oOoo these look so good! Even though we don’t drink ice tea, we can still use these flavored ice cubes for just water to add more taste. I am especially excited about the lemon basil one!

  11. Great idea. Adding vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory goodness to your plain water. It’s so refreshing, it will quickly become your new favorite drink.

  12. I’ve actually been thinking of making flavored ice cubes so this is timely for me. You have some good ideas as to what to add to them. I can see myself making some of these beverages.

  13. I have never ever thought about making flavored ice cubes but it’s absolutely brilliant! This will be our favorite summer discovery by far. I can’t wait to try the raspberry one – we’re making them for an upcoming friends get-together.

  14. Oh yesss, you have really piqued my interest with this recipe. I love tea and I can’t wait to make me some infused ice cubes. This will be great for our summer party next weekend!

  15. This is such a great idea! I know I should be drinking more fluids and would definitely want to hydrate more frequently with these flavored ice cubes. I’ll definitely stock our freezer with these this week.

  16. This is such a brilliant idea! I drink a lot of water. Adding flavored ices cubes will make it taste even better!

  17. Yes, Iced tea for the win! These are a great way to add flavor, peach might be my fave from the list. Mango is another great choice for me. Thanks for the tip.

  18. There was a time when I would use flavored ice cubes to add more flavor to water and iced tea. I want to try the honey peach and the lemon basis. I want to try them all! They sound delicious.

  19. This is such a good idea I don’t know why I have never done it. Just plain old ice makes everything so watery, where as you freeze the drink then as it melts it make sure drink taste just as good as if the ice never melted.

  20. I think flavored ice cubes is GENIUS! I’ve done coffee ice cubes from leftover coffee, so I can make an iced coffee the next day; but, lemon basil cubes sounds like they’ll really freshen up a drink!

  21. This is so easy and yet I’ve never thought to flavor ice cubes for that wow factor. For the record, I’d rather drink iced tea over water too and these recipes make it ever so fun!

  22. This is such a great idea. I honestly never would have thought of this. I will have to start doing this from now on. I love it!

  23. I nhave always thought this was one of the best ideas for drinks. Especially when you don’t want them watered down!

  24. I bet this is going to be a great way to get more people to drink water. I love the idea of flavored ice cubes, going to give this idea a try and see how it helps me drink more water or not. I bet it will increase my water consumption rather well!

  25. I would love to do this for my water because I can never drink my water straight so this might help. Now I gotta buy ice trays I grew up with them but don’t have any in my house

  26. All of these look delicious! I drink a lot of iced tea in the summer, and this would be a great way to get a little more flavor.

  27. I love to make flavored ice cubes! I haven’t in a while so this is a great reminder. Perfect for tea or punch so it doesn’t get watered down with the traditional plain ice and really fancies up water!

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