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Entertain yourself, your kids, and your guests with these refreshing icy treats.  Wake up in the morning to a spicy iced chai, serve lunch with frozen fennel sparkling water, or have a minty mojito by the pool at sunset. Each of these recipes are super easy ways to refresh old classics, and the possibilities are endless!


Pina Colada Cubes: Use a large ice cube tray and alternated layers of pineapple juice and coconut milk. It works best if you do thin layers and fully let each layer freeze before adding the next. Add your beautifully striped cubes to fresh muddled pineapple, coconut milk and rum for the most delicious summer treat.
 
Spicy Iced Chai: Make chai tea with good old hot water and a tea bag, add some agave and let cool. Pour into ice cube molds and freeze. Serve with your milk of choice, in this case I used almond milk, and rimmed my glass with sugar and allspice.

Frozen Fennel Fresca: Simply freeze a fennel frond in water and served with sparkling water.

Minty Mojito: Squeeze several limes and add agave to taste. Chiffonade several leaves of mint and add to lime juice, and freeze mixture. Serve mojito cubes with muddled limes, mint, sparkling water, and your favorite rum, YUM!

Raspberry Spritzer: For this I simply froze fresh strained raspberry puree and added it to sparkling water, as the cube melts you get the most delicious sweet tangy spritzer.

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Thanks Caitlin! 

11 Responses to Mangiona With Caitlin Levin #12: Ice Cubism
  1. The Waits says:

    this is so awesome! i have already repinned it on pinterest!! thanks for sharing!
    -m

  2. you had me at piña colada cubes. ;) so rad. i’ve always wanted to do this!

  3. Minty Mojito for me, please! :)

  4. rooth says:

    Definitely love this idea! It’s so pretty too

  5. JuliN says:

    omg. yay. YUM. reminds me of a post i just recently did: http://puremamas.squarespace.com/blog_all/2012/5/10/lemon-mint-ice-cubes-for-your-water.html

    lemon ice! but alcohol drinks?? even more yummy ;)

  6. i’m slightly addicted to iced-anything lately.. thanks for sharing, they are so beautiful and good inspiration!

  7. @Juli – your ice is so pretty!

  8. Slim Paley says:

    Definitely trying these- thanks for the inspiration!

    Cheers,
    Slim Paley

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