Berry Mint Ice Cubes

As summer starts to wind down, I feel like I'm trying to harness every last piece of it. Yes, we have a bit of the endless summer in Los Angeles, but there's still a certain feeling to the season, no matter the temperature, that is always sad to see end.

Berry Ice Cubes |

There's also all the great summer berries that I've been jamming into my mouth like a chipmunk prepping for a long winter. While I continue to do this, I also thought of another way to preserve a little bit of my berry summer - to quite literally freeze it. I'm talking berry ice cubes.

Part of this berry ice cube recipe stemmed from my over zealous berry buying at the farmer's market recently. Lately the strawberries have been reinventing the color red. I couldn't pass them up this week and then I saw one basket of lone blueberries left in a sea of red and had to grab them too. No berry left behind. Who knows when I'll have them this good again. I got home and not only is my kitchen filled with these berries, but there's also peaches, plums, nectarines and apples. I can't help myself.

Never wanting anything to go to waste, I started blending smoothies, making chia seed pudding to layer the fruit in and when I saw berries still left on the counter, I realized I needed a new idea - a longer lasting one.

You can mix whatever fruit you like, but blueberries and strawberries are such a good match and fit very nicely into the ice cube trays. You may need to cut the strawberries in half. I added a mint leaf to each and even included lime juice in some.

Fruit Mint Ice Cubes |

Can you even imagine the uses? Sure there's sparkling water, but what about lemonade and ice tea. Better still, how about dropping those bad boys in with some vodka and soda. The possibilities are endless.

Berry Mint Ice Cubes |

Summer or not, these cubes can be made with the fruit du jour and enjoyed all year long.

Strawberry Blueberry Mint Ice Cubes |

Berry Mint Ice Cubes

Makes 24 cubes


  • 48 blueberries
  • 24 - 30 strawberries
  • 24 small, fresh mint leaves
  • Optional: Lime juice


  1. Rinse all the fruit, removing the stems of the strawberries. Place 2 blueberries in each ice cube holder, followed by 1 mint leaf. Place a strawberry on top, cutting in half if necessary. Fill tray with water and/or lime juice. Freeze and enjoy with your favorite drink!

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