Chill Out

Chill Out

Give your favorite cold drinks a twist with flavored ice cubes that take any beverage to a refreshing new level.

Anyone can cool down a beverage with basic ice cubes. Instead, take your ice game up a notch and give your drinks an icy twist—and tons of flavor. Check out these supercool ideas for ice cubes with attitude.

Trick out tea.

Adding a handful of frozen-fruit-juice cubes to iced tea makes this everyday drink something special. Acai, cranberry, or pomegranate juice cubes all have just the right amount of acidity to pair well with tea.

Add some zip to H2O.

If you’re sipping water, pop in ice cubes with a citrusy zing. Add a pinch of grated zest from lemons, limes, oranges, or grapefruit to the water in each cube, then freeze.

Give iced coffee an extra shot.

Love a glass of iced coffee but hate iced coffee that gets watered down by, well, ice? To keep your java both chilled and flavorful, make the cubes out of coffee, too. Pour brewed, cooled espresso in your ice cube trays and freeze.

Liven up lemonade.

Tart and sweet, cold and refreshing: For those who love it (and who doesn’t?), lemonade has it all. But you can give it an even tastier twist by tossing in frozen fruit—such as strawberries, raspberries, or pineapple—in place of ice cubes

Make kid-friendly cubes.

Having trouble getting the kids to drink enough water? Keep it cool and fun with kid-perfect cubes. Look for ice cube trays in shapes like flowers, hearts, or stars. Or use regular trays and make ice cubes infused with fruit juice. As they melt, they’ll add a touch of sweetness to plain water.