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5 Ways to Spruce up Your Ice Cubes This Summer

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5 Ways to Spruce up Your Ice Cubes This Summer

By Jenna Edde, Wide Open Country

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!

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5. Flower Ice Cubes

5 Ways to Spruce up Your Ice Cubes This Summer

Photo: 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

5 Ways to Spruce up Your Ice Cubes This Summer
5 Ways to Spruce up Your Ice Cubes This Summer

Photos: 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!

3. Coffee Ice Cubes

5 Ways to Spruce up Your Ice Cubes This Summer

Photo: 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

5 Ways to Spruce up Your Ice Cubes This Summer
5 Ways to Spruce up Your Ice Cubes This Summer
5 Ways to Spruce up Your Ice Cubes This Summer

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

5 Ways to Spruce up Your Ice Cubes This Summer
Photo: Better Homes and Gardens

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