For a new twist on plain old water, try these Lemon and Berry Fruit Infused Ice Cubes and enjoy the sweet and tangy taste. These simple but tasty infused ice cubes are easy to make, as most readers could make them without having to make a trip to the store.
Also check out our Lemon Water article for even more great lemon infused water recipes.
Have your children help out with these and let them create their own combinations. Kids will chug the water to get to the fruit and, before you know it, they’ll be drinking more water consistently. You just have to distract them with a berry treat.
Makes 30 Lemon and Berry Fruit Infused Ice Cubes.
- 4 cups water
- 2 lemons
- 2 cups of frozen berry medley (strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and blueberry or your choice)
- 2 silicone ice cube trays
Use a vegetable peeler to remove the rind of one lemon. Try to only get the bright yellow part and not the white. Bring lemon peel and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Set aside to cool.
Slice the other lemon thinly into rings, then into 8 triangles like when cutting a pie.
Add berries and lemon triangles to the ice cube trays. Get creative and artistic, arranging the fruit so that it’s most colorful on the outside. Fill the trays ¼ through, then place in the freezer for 1 hour. This will ensure that the fruit does not float to the top.
Remove the Lemon and Berry Fruit Infused Ice Cubes tray from the freezer and fill to the top with water. Place the tray back into the freezer until the cubes frozen all the way through. You can move the cubes to a freezer bag and start over if you are throwing a large party.
Store in the freezer until you are ready to use. The cubes will keep for up to 2 weeks.