Summer is in full swing and nothing’s better than soaking up the sun with your favorite cold beverage. But why not add a little spunk to your lousy ice water? These nifty ice recipes can help give your drink a splash more pep. So next time you’re heading out into the summer heat toss a few of these ice cubes into your water or favorite adult beverage. What an ice way to chill.

Watermelon

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:3 hours
  • Total Time:3 hours 5 minutes
  • Servings:12 ice cubes
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup watermelon
  • water
Photo by Emma Lally
Photo by Emma Lally

Step 1

Cut watermelon up into small pieces, place in ice cube tray, then freeze.

Striped

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:3 hours
  • Total Time:3 hours 5 minutes
  • Servings:12 ice cubes
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 3 different types of juice
Photo by Emma Lally
Photo by Emma Lally

Step 1

Pour your first type of juice 1/3 of the way up in the tray. Freeze.

Step 2

Pour your next type of juice 2/3 of the way up and freeze.

Step 3

Add your last layer of juice on top and then freeze.

Pineapple

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:3 hours
  • Total Time:3 hours 10 minutes
  • Servings:12 ice cubes
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup grenadine
Photo by Emma Lally
Photo by Emma Lally

Step 1

Purée frozen pineapple until smooth and then spoon evenly into the tray.

Step 2

Pour grenadine over top and then freeze.

#SpoonTip: Enjoy these ice cubes with tequila and orange juice for a refreshing tequila sunrise.

Lemon & Mint

  • Prep Time:5
  • Cook Time:3 hours
  • Total Time:3 hours 5 minutes
  • Servings:12 ice cubes
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2-4 lemons
  • mint
Photo by Emma Lally
Photo by Emma Lally

Step 1

Fill each ice cube space with lemon juice.

Step 2

Tear up mint leaves into small pieces and add to each space, then freeze.

Raspberry & Blueberry

  • Prep Time:10
  • Cook Time:3 hours
  • Total Time:3 hours 10 minutes
  • Servings:12 ice cubes
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
Photo by Emma Lally
Photo by Emma Lally

Step 1

Purée blueberries until mostly smooth and fill each ice cube tray half way, then freeze.

Step 2

Purée raspberries and fill each space up the rest of the way, then freeze.