No More Water in Your Drink

It’s so hot these days.

As a result, I need a nice cool drink all the time. Actually, I have a long straw and a huge jar positioned in the center of my place and I walk around sipping on something constantly.

Whatever I do.

Cooking, blogging, ironing… sleeping.

Really.

NOT!

But almost.

So yes, these days I’ve been attached to various iced drinks both physically and emotionally. Which made me contemplate the quality of these drinks. Because I want the first gulp to be of the same quality as the last one. I refuse to accept the situation when my drinks get all watered down from the ice cubes that I had added in.

That’s bad.

Really bad.

Like, I am able to accept many things, but not this one.

I guess it’s even against the basic human rights to have a drink like that.

It’s simply too much.

For this reason, I started to freeze all drinks that I like and transform them into ice cubes. That way, until there’s a freezer in my life, I will never ever have to drink a watered down beverage.

My sweet little victory.

This is frozen raspberry tea.

With a mint leaf inside.

The process of making these cubes is easy.

Just easy.

You prepare your favorite drink, add sugar (if you use it), let it cool a little, pour it into your ice cube tray and freeze it.

That’s it.

I use the cubes for my fruit tea …

… and for my mint tea too.

Yeah, those are mint tea ice cubes.

Yum!

And guess what these are.

Hint: They go to a Frappé Coffee.

Yes, they are coffee ice cubes.

Double yum!

I love these cubes and these drinks. They make summer so much more enjoyable.

Now I’m curious – what is your favorite summer drink, dear friends?

I would LOVE to know…

32 Responses to No More Water in Your Drink

  1. 1
    tofugirl says:

    My favorite summer drink? WATERMELON JUICE!!! Although I did put some in the freezer to chill it and forgot about it, so now I have watermelon juice with watermelon ice cubes. Should take photo, nice color :)

    Your raspberry mint tea is the best color though!

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    zurin says:

    thats besutifully stunning! I will try this too. anything tt has colour that beautiful I will make. :)

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    kylee says:

    making me thirsty! beautiful images as always!

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    Betty says:

    That raspberry tea is absolutely gorgeous! My favorite drink in this heat is actually water, but unsweetened tea is a close second, especially fruity teas. Great idea to freeze it- Now I need some ice cube trays!

  5. 5

    I seriously love this! such a great idea! and the tea cubes with mint are soooooooo pretty!

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    Kausambi says:

    As a child, I used to freeze up milk into cubes… Milk somehow always tastes better that way! ;)

    Love yours too…

    http://coloredgrains.wordpress.com

  7. 7

    Great post! These ice cubes are stunning!

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    Jeanny says:

    GENIUS!

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    Joy says:

    favorite drink? hmm….I love tea. All sorts but what is all this business about NO SUGAR? Being from Texas I cannot separate myself from my sweet tea. I love the idea of coffee ice cubes but I’m a little scared of it- which of course makes me want to try it even more!

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    Tes says:

    The ice cubes look genious! They are soooooo cute! I have to try it :)

  11. 11

    I love the mint leaves in the ice cubes. So beautiful!

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    Sherry (BTLover2) says:

    I’m in love with those shots of the raspberry ice cubes! Must post on Twitter! Really lovely and great idea!

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    Lizzie says:

    If only the automatic ice cube maker (which I thought I’d loathe but now I love) could produce flavored cubes, that would be heaven for me for a summer of full-strength iced coffee.

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    heidileon says:

    excellent idea, thank you for sharing it.

  15. 15
    Laura says:

    Wow the raspberry-mint ones are so beautiful!

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    learning life from scratch says:

    smart idea. thanks.

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    anon says:

    I think my mom would love this. Her favorite drink is coffee and she especially likes her expresso shots so expresso ice cubes would be a great idea for an iced coffee!

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    Recipe Freak says:

    I just pulled another all nighter…recipe searching. I have been making drink cubes for years, and my friends are amazed! Cranberry cubes for Cosmos, Margarita mix for you know what…

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    Sofia says:

    Hi Petra! I found your blog through TasteSpotting and let me tell you I’m hooked!
    You have great recipes, great photos and great great ideas just like this one! I love coffee and with hot weather I usually enjoy it with a couple of ice cubes… now I can’t wait to have my coffee with coffee ice cubes! :D amazing!
    Also I gotta say the way you write is so positive and funny that all in all you got yourself a follower!

    • 19.1
      Petra says:

      Hi Sofia! I am so glad to have you here! Enjoy reading and come back soon! Now I have another cute reader to write for, which makes me really happy and thankful! :) Petra

  20. 20
    Crystal says:

    I would love the recipe ;to your rasberry mint tea! It does look so refreshing!

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    suzanne says:

    Do you think I could make an Peach Iced Fruit Tea and freeze , say, half of the recipe . . . or would I need to freeze it in ice cubes. The recipe uses frozen orange juice, frozen lemonade, and peach nectar added to iced tea for a Summer Fruit Tea. I did not know if I could freeze part of or not–makes more than I would need at one time. Thank you.

  22. 22
    marla says:

    Soooooo beautiful!! Linking back to this post today :)

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    mark says:

    Hi Petra,

    What a great site this is, I have been sat here for over an hour going through the recipes. Im running out of room in my favourites folder. One to show the family I think.

    Great work

    Thanks

  25. 25

    WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for flavored ice cubes

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