Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cheaters Handbook: Fresh Herb Ice Cubes


My backyard is full of beautiful fresh herbs, so they have become a constant source of inspiration for me.  Recently, they have even found their way into my ice cubes! This little trick is a great way to add a hint of flavour to water, iced tea, or any other cold and refreshing drink, as well as a touch of sophistication.  It makes all the difference in terms of appearance when serving your guests a glass or pitcher of water at the table.  I put lemon balm leaves and mint leaves in my ice cubes because I find their flavour the most versatile for summer drinks, but you can experiment with whatever you have!  Simply fill your ice cube tray with water and add an herb leaf to each ice cube pocket.  Ta da! That is one stylin' ice cube tray!

7 comments:

Jay Tee said...

What a great idea!

b is for brown said...

You know I love herbs so much. I never think to add them to my water or now (thanks to you) my ice cubes. I do remember trying cucumber water for the first time years ago. DELISH.

Justin said...

very cool. now i wish i had a pot of something like lemon balm

Finsmom said...

What a tasty and creative idea :)

Alessia said...

I do this too! I love to freeze mint leaves and raspberries in ice cubes and then put them in some good homemade raspberry lemonade. yum!

Danielle said...

Thanks everyone!

Nicole Chow - HealthyChow.com said...

I love this idea for herb ice cubes! So cool (get it?)! Thank you.