These easy ice cubes are super simple, but will make your everyday drinks something special.
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Easy Ice Cubes to Make your Beverages Better
Never again will your iced coffee get watered down.
And never again will you have to drink boring plain old water.
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When you have a freezer full of these easy ice cubes, your beverages will always be a little bit special.
Chocolate Milk Ice Cubes
If you’re like me, one of the best parts of summer is iced coffee. I go to bed thinking about my first sip in the morning. Really. In the winter, I like hot coffee with just milk. But, I like my iced coffee a bit sweet. (Probably because I worked in a Greek restaurant through college and drank a ton of their sooo sweet iced coffee.)
But watered down coffee, I don’t like. So I make chocolate milk ice cubes. Problem solved: No watered down coffee, and my coffee with chocolate milk is just a bit sweet.
Coffee Ice Cubes
Of course, coffee ice cubes are the (other) perfect way to keep your iced coffee from getting watered down.
But they are also frosty-delicious to add to a cold glass of milk to get through an afternoon slump. A protein-packed glass of milk will help fill your tummy till close to dinner. And a few coffee ice cubes will give that shot of energizing caffeine – but probably not enough to keep awake at night. For me, the magic number is four ice cubes!
100% Juice Ice Cubes
Three is also the number of frozen 100% orange juice cubes I toss in my water. It’s just enough sweetness to taste like a juice spritzer. (Sometimes I add sparkling water – but more often – it’s just plain old water.) My kids love two or three OJ cubes too – especially when made in the little ducky ice cube tray.
Cranberry juice cubes are also delicious and so pretty in water. Or combine an OJ cube and a cranberry juice cube.
Do you make beverage ice cubes? Which one of these will you try first? Let us know in the comments below!