Berry ice is also easy to make and will look perfect at your 4th of July BBQ. It also adds a special touch to any drink on a hot summer day after all nothing quenches my thirst more than a big glass of water. At our BBQ’s we always seem to go through more pitchers of water than any other beverage (ok, maybe head to head with beer). Water can look kind of boring, even with a pretty straw and some people like just a hint of flavor. That’s where these beautiful berry ice cubes come in handy. They make your water pretty, keep it cold and add just enough flavor to make it special. Keep reading for directions and other ideas for berry ice…
1/2 cup fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries
ice cube trays (I like these)
Place one layer of blueberries and raspberries into the bottom of the tray, cover with water to the halfway mark. Freeze for 2 hours or until mostly frozen. Remove and place another layer of berries, cover with water and place back into freezer for 4 hours. For the strawberries I chose smaller berries and popped them in whole, taking up the entire cube, the covering with water. Freeze for 4 hours.
The variations are endless so have fun and experiment! Some of our favorites are lemonade with berries for our lemonade. Iced tea with berries for our iced tea. Sometimes I just freeze whole berries or buy a bag of frozen raspberries and add them to a pitcher of lemonade which is always a hit with kids and adults. For the over 21 crowd, lemonade with berries mixed into cocktail or champagne is delish!
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