12 Nov2014

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I was fooling around with citrus ice cubes made from lemonade and chopped up lemons, oranges and green lemons the other day. After spending the night in the freezer, I put several ice cube in my insulated tea glass and doused them all with some sparkling water. It certainly looked attractive.

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But the curious thing was that the ice cubes seemed to take much longer to dissolve and melt, so while the drink was really cold, the ice cubes kept their shape, the chopped citrus was suspended throughout the drink, and the water was slowly flavored with the cold lemonade and citrus pieces. Nice.

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Definitely something I would do for a summer party or even just to jazz up a glass of iced tea or lemonade. You could go further and freeze other things into your ice cubes like herbs, fruit, etc.

 

COMMENTS:

  1. Andrea says:

    Will try this..thanks for sharing, MM!

    Nov 12, 2014 | 7:51 am

     
  2. Betchay says:

    Cool!

    Nov 12, 2014 | 8:14 am

     
  3. al says:

    wow, gagayahin ko to.

    Nov 12, 2014 | 8:33 am

     
  4. Khew says:

    Looks like heaven in a glass on a hot day! Frozen calamansi make great ice cubes too….and just the right size.

    Nov 12, 2014 | 8:36 am

     
  5. dianne says:

    looks so refreshing!

    Nov 12, 2014 | 9:09 am

     
  6. Natie says:

    I love flavored water and seltzer. Great idea!

    Nov 13, 2014 | 2:10 am

     
  7. Risa says:

    Could the double glass have slowed the melting? I see it would prevent the warmth of your hand or the room from getting onto the drink – except from the top.

    Nice glass by the way.

    Nov 13, 2014 | 7:39 am

     
  8. Greens & Blossoms says:

    “I will copy this!” …I said that out loud and hubby smiled and looked at me and said “the turkey looks yummy” and I looked at him and said ” am copying the ice” :-)

    Nov 13, 2014 | 11:58 am

     
  9. Marketman says:

    Greens & Blossoms, with edible flowers, this would be particularly striking! As for fruit, the list is long like watermelons, duhat, etc. We are going to use this with lemonade and iced tea that we will sell at one of our Zubuchon outlets… Risa, yes, the insulated mug probably helped, but it worked in the regular glasses of officemates as well. So maybe there’s something about frozen citrus or sweetened liquid that makes it melt slower.

    Nov 13, 2014 | 1:10 pm

     
  10. Ron says:

    same way freezing an olive oil with chopped herbs in an ice tray…use the ice cube when you saute veggies….makes the olive oil more flavorful :)

    Nov 13, 2014 | 4:13 pm

     
  11. Greens & Blossoms says:

    MM, thanks for the tip about edible flowers…will try it very soon !!!

    Nov 14, 2014 | 1:15 am

     
  12. Walter says:

    Perfect for the Melbourne summer coming up!

    Nov 14, 2014 | 8:18 am

     
  13. Dolly B. Schultz says:

    Can’t get enough ideas from your site. Thank you very much for sharing.

    Nov 16, 2014 | 3:59 am

     
 

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