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February 9, 2015
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Citrus Mint Ice

Citrus Mint Ice

Sometimes I feel like I don’t drink enough water.

Let me rephrase that…. I KNOW I don’t drink enough water.

I’m aware I SHOULD drink more water, but when it comes right down to it; I forget.

Plus, it’s not all that exciting.

Pouring water into glass

I know it sounds trivial, but I need a little adventure in my water!

And flavor.

Two Glasses and Water Picture with Citrus Mint Ice

Making these ice cubes in bulk and using them in my daily water drinking not only helps me increase my water intake, but it encourages me to drink more water than I ever would have throughout the day.

The pleasant taste will make you think you’re at a posh spa! 

Well, as long as you can forget about the pile of laundry on the couch while you sip…

Here’s how you can make your own:

Ingredients: Ice cube trays, mint, citrus

  • Citrus (I used tangerines, but feel free to use any other variety: oranges, lemons, even limes)
  • Fresh mint
  • Ice cube trays

Sliced citrus into small pieces to fit into ice cube tray

Cut your citrus into a size that will fit the individual wells in your ice tray.

Sliced mint small enough to put into ice cube trays

Same with the mint leaves. Some were small enough to go in uncut, others needed to be halved. Just use your judgment.

Two ice cube trays with a piece of citrus and mint in each ice cube square

Place one of the citrus wedges and a mint leaf into each ice tray well. Fill with water and place in freezer until completely frozen.

Frozen citrus and mint in ice cube tray

When I make mine in bulk, I make several trays and keep in a large bowl in the freezer and use it all week.

Citrus Mint Ice on Cutting Board

This is also a great way to use up your citrus before it goes bad. Once it’s frozen, it’s preserved!

Child drinking from glass with Citrus Mint Ice

It’s a hit with all the kiddos, too!

Once the ice melts, just add more ice. The citrus and mint stay intact and the flavor keeps coming!

I think it would be great once raspberry season comes around too.

Two Glasses with Citrus Mint Ice and a Straw

Happy sipping!

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