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Apricot Orange Cubes

Chill Out With Fruit Cubes You will need:

  • 3 cups peeled, pitted, sliced apricots*
  • 3/4 cup orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (5-1/2 ounce) can apricot nectar

Place the apricots, concentrate, and nectar in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze until solid. Transfer to a large zip-top bag, label and freeze.
* Note: You can substitute fresh peaches, nectarines or plums for the apricots if desired.


Cucumber Herb Cubes

You will need:

  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup torn basil or mintr
  • Pinch of salt

Place the cucumber, water, basil and salt in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze until solid. Transfer to a large zip-top bag, label and freeze.


Peach and Raspberry Cubes

You will need:

  • 2 fresh peaches, peeled and pitted*
  • 1/2 cup water, divided
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries

Place the peaches, 1/4-cup of the water and 1 teaspoon of the lime juice in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Spoon or pour into ice cube trays, filling each cube only halfway. Place the remaining water and lime juice along with the raspberries in the blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Spoon or pour on top of the peach mixture. Carefully transfer to the freezer. When solid, transfer to a large zip-top bag, label and freeze.
*Note: You can substitute fresh apricots , nectarines or plums for the peaches if desired.


Blueberry Lemon Cubes

You will need:

  • 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries*
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • Water

Evenly divide the blueberries in ice cube trays and drizzle with the lemon juice. Sprinkle with the zest and top the cubes with water. Carefully transfer to the freezer. When solid, transfer to a large zip-top bag, label and freeze.
* Note: You can substitute fresh blackberries or raspberries for the blueberries if desired.


Lemon Mint Cubes

You will need:

  • 3 lemons *
  • Mint leaves, washed
  • Water

Juice the zest the lemons and evenly divide in an ice cube tray. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove and top with mint leaves and water. Carefully transfer to the freezer. When solid, transfer to a large zip-top bag, label and freeze.
* Note: You can substitute 4 limes for the lemons if desired.


Watermelon Lime Cubes*

You will need:

  • 1/2 watermelon, seeded and cubed
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • Water

Place the watermelon cubes and lime juice in a food processor and puree until smooth. If necessary, add enough water to make the mixture pourable. Place in ice cube trays, filling only halfway. Freeze for 30 minutes. Remove and top evenly with the zest and either water or more of the watermelon mixture. Carefully transfer to the freezer. When solid, transfer to a large zip-top bag, label and freeze.
* Note: You can substitute a large cantaloupe or honeydew for the watermelon if desired.


Cherry Mint Cubes

You will need:

  • 2 cups pitted cherries
  • 3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • Water
  • Mint leaves, washed

Place one cherry in each ice cube section. Mix the cherry juice with 3 tablespoons of water. Using a teaspoon, top each cherry with the juice mixture. Place in the freezer for 25 minutes. Remove and top with mint and water. Carefully transfer to the freezer. When solid, transfer to a large zip-top bag, label and freeze.


Simply Frozen Fruit

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment and add fresh blackberries, blueberries, raspberries or a mixture. Place in the freezer until the berries are solid. Transfer to a zip-top freezer bag, label and freeze.
Alternative: Using a melon baller, scoop watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe or a mixture and follow the same directions as above.


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