Arnold Palmer Ice Cubes

Liven up your summer tea game with these Arnold Palmer Ice Cubes!  They add a pop of flavor to a tall glass of ice tea, lemonade and water.  

These refreshing Arnold Palmer Ice Cubes keep tea from diluting and they add a pop of flavor to a tall glass of lemonade and water

Instead of using plain water ice cubes, try adding these Arnold Palmer layered ice cubes to a class of tea (they make the best iced tea), lemonade and even plain water! I make these Arnold Palmer iced tea flavored cubes a lot during the hot summer months.

These refreshing Arnold Palmer Ice Cubes keep tea from diluting and they add a pop of flavor to a tall glass of lemonade and water

I drink a lot of iced tea – mostly green and fairly diluted so I don’t get a caffeine jolt. My two favorite flavored ice cubes to add to tea are these Arnold Palmer Ice Cubes and these sweet Summer Peach Ice Cubes.  Flavored ice cubes are fun to make and they’re a great way to help you stay hydrated. 

ARNOLD PALMER INGREDIENTS

If you’ve ever wondered how to make an Arnold Palmer, they are super easy to make.  Arnold Palmer half and half is a refreshing drink made up of 50% iced tea and 50% lemonade.  For these Arnold Palmer iced tea flavored ice cubes we create layered ice cubes made of half iced tea and half lemonade rather than just blending the lemonade with the iced tea to make the cubes.

HOW TO MAKE ARNOLD PALMER ICED TEA FLAVORED ICE CUBES

  • Prepare basic iced tea recipe and homemade lemonade (you can use store bought lemonade like Simply Lemonade or Newman’s Own if you’re sort on time)
  • Fill half the ice cube tray sections with iced tea, then add a lemon slice to each section and pop in the freezer for a bit.
  • Remove trays from freezer and fill the rest of the ice cube tray sections with lemonade and freeze for a bit longer.
  • Add these fun flavored ice cubes to a glass of iced tea, lemonade or water.

Here’s my separate post on how to make Arnold Palmers

These refreshing Arnold Palmer Ice Cubes keep tea from diluting and they add a pop of flavor to a tall glass of lemonade and water

HOW TO MAKE ICED TEA

I’ve used black tea for this ice tea recipe, but you could instead use green tea, herbal tea or decaffeinated tea if you like.

  • Boil water:  Fill saucepan with water and heat to a simmer just before boiling then remove from heat.
  • Tea bags:  Add the tea bags to hot water.  
  • Steep tea:  Steep tea for 1-3 minutes.
  • Discard tea bags: Remove tea bags and discard.
  • Refrigerate:  After the tea has cooled to at least room temperature, pour into a glass pitcher and refrigerate.

These refreshing Arnold Palmer Ice Cubes keep tea from diluting and they add a pop of flavor to a tall glass of lemonade and water

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE LEMONADE

This homemade lemonade is made with honey rather than sugar so it’s a tad healthier.

  • Lemons:  Pour fresh squeezed lemon juice to a pitcher
  • Honey:   Mix honey with water to create a honey simple syrup then blend with lemon juice in pitcher.
  • Water:  Add water to the pitcher  to dilute to your personal preference for sweetness.  Stir to blend.  
  • Refrigerate:  Put the pitcher of lemonade in the refrigerate to chill.

MORE FLAVORED ICE CUBES YOU’LL LOVE

These refreshing Arnold Palmer Ice Cubes keep tea from diluting and they add a pop of flavor to a tall glass of lemonade and water
Yield: 12 ice cubes

Arnold Palmer Flavored Ice Cubes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

FOR THE ICE CUBES

  • 1 cup iced tea
  • 1 cup lemonade
  • 1-2 small lemons, sliced

FOR THE ICED TEA

  • 8 cups water
  • 6-8 tea bags (or more depending on how strong you like your tea)

FOR THE LEMONADE

  • 8 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 cup raw honey

Instructions

FOR ICE CUBES

  1. Prepare ice tea and lemonade.
  2. Fill the ice cube tray sections half way with iced tea and stick a lemon slice in each section, then freeze for 1-2 hours until mostly solid.
  3. Remove trays from freezer and fill the ice cube tray sections the rest of the way full with lemonade and freeze for another 1-2 hours or until solid.

FOR ICED TEA

  1. Bring pot of water to boil
  2. Remove from heat and add tea bags.
  3. Steep for 1-3 minutes
  4. Remove tea bags and allow to cool at room temperature, then pour into glass pitcher and refrigerate

FOR LEMONADE

  1. Combine 1 cup water with honey in a blender, and pulse to combine and dissolve the honey in the water.
  2. Juice lemons, removing the seeds.
  3. Pour the lemon juice with pulp in a large glass pitcher.
  4. Stir in the honey syrup and 7 cups water.
  5. Chill in refrigerator before serving.

Notes

  • You can use a store bought lemonade (like Simply Lemonade or Newmans Own) if you don't have time to make fresh squeezed lemonade.
  • Green tea, decaffeinated tea or your favorite tea can be substituted for the black tea.
  • Leave a Comment