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5 Ways to Spruce up Your Ice Cubes This Summer

Let’s face it, there’s nothing exciting about plain ol’ ice.

We’ve been cooling down our drinks with blocks of frozen water for so long, that we don’t even really think about what it could be if we got a little creative.

Not to worry, these unique ice cube ideas that will add a pop of fun to your summer beverage!

5. Flower Ice Cubes

Intimate Weddings
Intimate Weddings

Grab some pretty (non-toxic, obviously) flowers from your backyard or local grocery, wash them and stick them in the water in your ice cube tray. Then freeze. Get creative with the flower color combinations and enjoy your summer beverage with a fresh, beautiful touch.

4. Fruit Ice Cubes

Pip & Ebby
Pip & Ebby

Adding fruit to your ice cubes is a great way to add a pop of color and fun to your drink.

If you’re having a Fourth of July party, add blue and red berries. If it’s Valentine’s Day, add some strawberries. The combinations are endless!

Pip & Ebby
Pip & Ebby

3. Coffee Ice Cubes

Jammy Chicken
Jammy Chicken

Do you hate when your ice cubes melt in your ice coffee and water it down? Well, freeze coffee in an ice cube tray. Problem solved.

2. Lime & Mint Ice Cubes

Recipe by Photo
Recipe by Photo

Fill an ice cube tray with water, lime and mint for refreshing and ascetically pleasing summer ice cubes. These work great in lemonade, vodka tonic, or even a Moscow mule.

1. Watermelon Ice Cubes

Better Homes and Gardens
Better Homes and Gardens

Who knew that frozen watermelon could function as a really pretty ice cube? Cut the watermelon into square chunks, place them on parchment paper and put in the freezer for 1-2 hours.  These look adorable at girl baby showers or even at your summer BBQ.

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5 Ways to Spruce up Your Ice Cubes This Summer