Flavored Ice Cubes
When we were brainstorming ideas for our latest cookbook, Ice Tray Treats, we knew we wanted to tackle no-bake desserts. But it also seemed like an opportunity to explore more flavorful versions of ice cubes in our Everyday Ice Tray! From simple lemon wedges to rich matcha lattes, we’re all about these make-ahead recipes for masterful daily drinks.
Aside from freezing time, they don’t require much prep time, and they’re an excellent addition to your favorite mocktail and cocktail recipes. Some are perfect for iced coffee too. And once you’ve made a batch of ice cubes, you can store them in freezer bags for easy access.
Matcha Latte Cubes
- 1¾ cups almond milk
- 1 tbsp matcha
- 1 tbsp honey or pure maple syrup
In a small bowl, whisk all the ingredients together until there are no lumps. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a measuring cup or other vessel with a spout. Pour the mixture into a silicone ice tray, dividing evenly among 12 cubes. Place in the freezer until frozen solid.
Coffee Ice Cubes
- 1¾ cups chilled coffee
Pour the iced coffee into a silicone ice tray, dividing evenly among 12 cubes. Place in the freezer until frozen.
Espresso Ice Cubes
Brew a strong pot of espresso and let it cool. Pour the espresso into an ice cube tray and freeze for at least two hours. These espresso-flavored ice cubes are perfect for adding to a glass of milk or iced coffee for an extra caffeine boost.
Mango Puree Ice Cubes
Puree fresh mango in a blender, and pour the mixture into an ice cube tray. Freeze for at least two hours. Add these sweet and tropical ice cubes to your water or tea for a fresh new twist.
Lemon Ice Cubes
- ⅓ cup lemon juice
- 12 small lemon wedges
Pour the lemon juice into a silicone ice tray, dividing evenly among 12 cubes. Place a lemon wedge in each cube and cover with water. Place in the freezer until frozen solid. Note: You can also swap in fresh mint leaves for lemon! Simply use 12 leaves, and place one in each cube. Add a mint-infused ice cube to your mojito to keep it cool without diluting its flavor too much.
Coconut Milk Ice Cubes
Pour coconut milk into an ice cube tray and freeze for at least two hours. These creamy and delicious coconut milk-flavored ice cubes can be added to an iced coffee or iced tea for a tropical twist.
Lemonade Ice Cubes
Mix together lemonade concentrate and water in a measuring cup according to the instructions on the packaging. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze. These tangy lemonade-flavored ice cubes can be added to a glass of iced tea or sparkling water for a refreshing summer drink.
Flavored Sparkling Water Ice Cubes
- 1 can of your favorite sparkling water
- Fresh herbs or fruits (such as mint leaves, basil, berries, lemon or lime wedges, etc.)
Rinse the fresh herbs or fruits and chop them into small pieces, then add to an ice cube tray. Mix and match different flavors and combinations to create your own unique ice cubes.
Pour the sparkling water into the ice cube tray, filling each cube slot about 3/4 full. Freeze for two to three hours or until completely frozen, and then enjoy the cubes in your favorite bubbly beverages.
Hibiscus Flower Cubes
Brew hibiscus tea and let cool. Freeze in an ice tray for at least two hours. These floral and fruity hibiscus-flavored ice cubes are sure to please.
Puree fresh watermelon and pour into an ice cube tray. Freeze until solid. You have to try these sweet and refreshing watermelon-flavored ice cubes this summer!
Cranberry Ice Cubes
Combine cranberry juice and a little bit of sugar in a measuring cup. Pour the fruit juice into the tray and freeze.
Find More Cool Creations in Ice Tray Treats
Ice Tray Treats is a cookbook filled with recipes for frozen snacks made using ice cube trays. From orange juice and lime juice to edible flowers, grapefruit and even jalapeno peppers, there are all sorts of ingredients you can use to craft unique ice cubes and treats.
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