This is such a great idea from Justina Blakeney!! We are officially in summer mode all across the States, and since it’s in the 90’s here in Southern California, these ice cubes are definitely drool worthy. I can’t think of a better way to refresh guests during a hot summer pool party. Or maybe use them for cooling down the kiddo’s after a long day of playing outside. Just as Justina says, “Wake up in the morning to a spicy iced chai, serve lunch with frozen fennel sparkling water, or have a minty mojito by the pool at sunset”… the possibilities are truly endless. Find out more about these icy treats here.
Pina Colada Cubes: Use a large ice cube tray and alternated layers of pineapple juice and coconut milk. It works best if you do thin layers and fully let each layer freeze before adding the next. Add your beautifully striped cubes to fresh muddled pineapple, coconut milk and rum for the most delicious summer treat.
Spicy Iced Chai: Make chai tea with good old hot water and a tea bag, add some agave and let cool. Pour into ice cube molds and freeze. Serve with your milk of choice, in this case I used almond milk, and rimmed my glass with sugar and allspice.
Frozen Fennel Fresca: Simply freeze a fennel frond in water and served with sparkling water.
Minty Mojito: Squeeze several limes and add agave to taste. Chiffonade several leaves of mint and add to lime juice, and freeze mixture. Serve mojito cubes with muddled limes, mint, sparkling water, and your favorite rum, YUM!
Raspberry Spritzer: For this I simply froze fresh strained raspberry puree and added it to sparkling water, as the cube melts you get the most delicious sweet tangy spritzer.
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