Summer Berry Ice Cubes

These Summer Berry Ice Cubes are made with fruit puree.  Instead of plain water ice cubes, add these refreshing flavored ice cubes to a glass of water, iced tea or your morning smoothie.  

These Summer Berry Ice Cubes are made with fruit puree and add a refreshing pop of flavor and extra antioxidant benefits to a glass of water or tea

Make blueberry and raspberry water with these delicious flavored ice cubes.  They’re  made with fruit puree and add a refreshing pop of flavor and extra antioxidant benefits to a glass of water (plain or sparkling) or tea.  

These Summer Berry Ice Cubes are made with fruit puree and add a refreshing pop of flavor and extra antioxidant benefits to a glass of water or tea

I have become completely obsessed with these ice cubes and they’re now a staple in my freezer.  I love to pop them in a glass of water to make raspberry and blueberry water to help me stay hydrated and some mornings I’ll add a few of them to the blender while making my morning smoothie.

FRUIT PUREE RECIPE

This pureed fruit recipe uses fresh blueberries and fresh raspberries, but frozen berries work just as well.  

  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Water or coconut water

HOW TO MAKE FRUIT PUREE

Making fruit puree takes about 5 minutes start to finish, plus 3-4 hours (or overnight) to freeze the ice cubes.

  1. Add berries and water or coconut water to a blender and blend well.
  2. Strain mixture through a fine mesh.
  3. Evenly distribute mixture into 2 ice cube trays.
  4. Freeze 3-4 hours or overnight.

Directions if you want to make layered ice cubes…

If you make layered ice cubes, you’ll want to use coconut water because it will give you a little more white definition that plain water.

  1. Add the blueberries and 1 cup coconut water in a blender and blend well.
  2. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh.
  3. Rinse the blender and wipe dry.
  4. Add the raspberries and 1 cup coconut water in a blender and blend well.
  5. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh.
  6. Evenly distribute the blueberry mixture into 2 ice cube trays – about 2 teaspoons per each ice cube mold.
  7. Freeze for about 2 – 3 hours until solid.
  8. Remove from the freezer and spoon about 2 teaspoons plain coconut water into each ice cube mold.
  9. Freeze for about 2 – 3 hours until solid.
  10. Remove the trays from the freezer and spoon about 2 teaspoons of the raspberry mixture into each ice cube mold.
  11. Freeze for about 2 – 3 hours or until solid.

Note:  Straining the berry skins and seeds make these cubes melt more cleanly without the floating bits in your drink.  If you don’t care about that – then you can just skip the straining step.

These Summer Berry Ice Cubes are made with fruit puree and add a refreshing pop of flavor and extra antioxidant benefits to a glass of water or tea

PUREED FRUIT ICE CUBES

These Summer Berry Ice Cubes are made with fruit puree and add a refreshing pop of flavor and extra antioxidant benefits to a glass of water or tea
Yield: 24 ice cubes

Summer Berry Ice Cubes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes

These Summer Berry Ice Cubes are made of fruit puree. Add them to a glass of water, tea or your morning smoothie for a delicious pop of flavor and added nutritional benefits.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3 cups fresh raspberries
  • 4 cups cups coconut water, divided

Instructions

  1. Add berries and water or coconut water to a blender and blend well.
  2. Strain mixture through a fine mesh.
  3. Evenly distribute mixture into 2 ice cube trays.
  4. Freeze 3-4 hours or overnight.

Directions if you want to make layered ice cubes...

If you make layered ice cubes, you'll want to use coconut water because it will give you a little more white definition that plain water.

  1. Add the blueberries and 1 cup coconut water in a blender and blend well.
  2. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh.
  3. Rinse the blender and wipe dry.
  4. Add the raspberries and 1 cup coconut water in a blender and blend well.
  5. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh.
  6. Evenly distribute the blueberry mixture into 2 ice cube trays - about 2 teaspoons per each ice cube mold.
  7. Freeze for about 2 - 3 hours until solid.
  8. Remove from the freezer and spoon about 2 teaspoons plain coconut water into each ice cube mold.
  9. Freeze for about 2 - 3 hours until solid.
  10. Remove the trays from the freezer and spoon about 2 teaspoons of the raspberry mixture into each ice cube mold.
  11. Freeze for about 2 - 3 hours or until solid.

Notes

Straining the berry skins and seeds make these cubes melt more cleanly without the floating bits in your drink.  If you don't care about that - then you can just skip the straining step.

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