Accessorize Your Ice Cubes

By Nicole Irving, Publisher and Editor-In-Chief

Unlike its lack of popularity in some European countries, the ice cube, made by basically freezing fresh water into little cubes, is a common accessory in our drinks at restaurants and in personal kitchens throughout the U.S. And, yes, while its basic function is to bring the temperature of your drink down to a refreshing and crisp temperature, the ice cube can be accessorized with berries, herbs, citrus, vegetables and purees to give your drink added health benefits.

For those that don’t like basic water, adding flavored cubes can help increase your daily water intake.
The Mayo Clinic reported that “the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is: About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for
men. About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women.” When temperatures are high and pending on your exercise regimen, you may need more to keep hydrated. By adding nutritional ingredients to basic water when creating your ice cubes, you get two wins in one punch.

But don’t stop there! You can go beyond creating flavored cubes and change the shape of your ice to spice up your drink even more. With that being said, here are our top picks for ice cube trays. The options are endless, so get creating!

Amazon green ice cube tray

2 Piece Silicone Hexagonal Trays with lids


This tray is easy to use and clean! The silicone allows the ice cubes to effortlessly pop out, and it is dishwasher safe.

Amazon pink ice cube tray

Mini Ice Cube Trays, 4 Pack Pink Trays & Bin Scoop


One tray makes 104 mini ice balls! This tray is also easy to use and clean, and it will help you spice up your drink.

Amazon rectangle ice cube tray

3 Piece Silicone Narrow Ice Stick Trays with lid


The ice from this tray fits perfectly in water bottles with tight mouths.

Amazon rose ice cube tray

2.5 Inch Rose Molds, Silicone with lid


Not only will this ice make your drink pretty, but it will also keep it cooler for longer!

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