Nice Ice Baby – Fruity ice for your summer drinks


I had a bit of a result last week when I snapped up a load of reduced fruit, and although I’d bought a bit more than I could use, I had the idea in the back of my mind that I could have a go a freezing them. I love having ice in my cold drinks, in fact, I go right off a drink if it doesn’t have ice in it! So for someone like me (who has a dedicated ice drawer in the freezer) the idea of freezing slices of fruit into ice-cubes was very appealing!

So I sliced up lemons, limes and oranges and squeezed a little corresponding juice into the cubes before adding water for a little extra fruity taste. The orange slices are great in fresh orange juice, the lime is fantastic in a coke or Florida orange drink, and the lemon works with everything, but is especially good in a cloudy lemonade for a home-made look. I even tried some pomegranate seeds in ice cubes which is fantastic in a grape & pomegranate cordial I have and the seeds even float! My ‘ice-drawer’ has never looked so colourful, and guests are impressed that they have a choice of ice for their drinks!

I think this could go even further and I’m  considering freezing some sprigs of mint for Mojitos and slices of strawberries (only a pound per punnet in Tesco & Asda at the moment) for floating my Pimms. I even spotted some jazzy ice-cubes in Jamie Oliver’s Great Britain book; with flowers in!

Have you ever tried making your own fruity ice cubes? Or flavoured ice? Let me know!

Author: Cassiefairy

Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.


  1. Oooh I love the idea of special sangria ice cubes! Thanks 🙂

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  5. The red wine/pear ice cubes I made worked out pretty well. I sprinkled some sugar on top, since eventually they’ll make it into a glass of sangria. They aren’t as pretty as yours; I discovered, through finally paying attention, that my fridge tilts to the back and my cubes are spectacularly lopsided.

    Thanks for sharing this idea!

  6. The ice really does look lovely floating in a drink, and I like offering guests a choice of ice!

  7. Hahaha at least the wine-ice won’t water down your drinks! x

  8. Sounds great! I’m definitely trying mint ice-cubes because I’ve got a massive mint plant just outside my front door! x

  9. And mint in simple syrup for mojitos and caipirinhas.

  10. Totally stealing this idea, but I might even take it one step further and freeze my fruit in wine… because, really, can you ever have too much sangria?

  11. Yummy, and it looks so pretty!

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