These Cucumber Ice cubes are a great way to jazz up water or cocktails and are a great way to use up your left over cucumbers.
Nothing to me says summer like a cucumber and a cold drink. This recipe combines the two to make the perfect summer treat.
Cucumber Ice Cube Ingredients
And one of the best things about this is that it uses only two ingredients:
- cucumber and
You are going to need an ice cube tray. You could use the regular rectangular ice cube trays that come with many freezers however for a fancier ice cube we recommend a shaped ice cube mold made from silicon.
For my ice cubes I used a spherical mold as I think they add more of a wow factor.
See the recipe card for quantities.
Instructions for Cucumber Ice Cubes
Chop a 1.5 inch to 2 inch block from your cucumber.
Peel the cucumber lengthways, leaving the skin on.
Once peeled, line the inside of your ice cube tray.
Slowly add in water to the cube tray to prevent the cucumber shavings from moving positing.
Put on lid and leave in freezer for 4 hours.
Take out of the freezer and turn out of the mold.
More Frozen Treats
Looking for more frozen summer treats? Why not try some of our amazing popsicles:
Once frozen, these can be kept in an air tight freezer container for up to one month.
These cucumber ice cubes are really versatile as they have a mild yet distinctive cucumber flavor that will really infuse the taste of summer into your drink.
We like to use them in:
- pitchers of water – it adds a refreshing flavour that takes me make to drinking water in luxury spas.
- Gin and Tonics – I love gin and tonic, and cucumber is a flavor that pairs well in the botanicals you find in gin. It also adds a colorful dimension to your drink.
- Cocktails – these ice cubes make am impact and can visually liven up a clear cocktail drink.
Variations and Substitutions
Want to mix things up a bit why not try:
- More intense Cucumber flavor – for a more intense cucumber flavor why not try adding some pureed cucumber into the water.
- Citrus – Cucumber and Lemon are a match made in heaven. For even more of a spa feeling why not try adding some cut up lemon or lemon slices into your cucumber mold too.
- Herby Ice Cubes – to make these ice cubes more herby why not try adding mint, lemon verbena or basil into the molds too.
Tips for Making Cucumber Ice Cubes
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We recommend getting a larger ice cube mould for your ice cubes to have a greater effect when served. We like using spherical ice cube moles with cucumber but blocks and long rectangles also work really well.
You could also add ice cube slices to the ice cube mold if this works better with your chosen shape. However we always recommend leaving the skin on the cucumber as the green makes the drink really pop!
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- Cucumber (1.5 inch - 2 inch piece)
- Cut a 1.5 - 2 inch length block off your cucumber, discarding the end.
- Use a potato peeler to create thin strips of cucumber with skin on.
- Line the inside of your ice cube mold with the cucumber shavings.
- Slowing pour water into the ice cube mold, being careful not to dislodge cucumber shavings.
- Place lid on ice cube tray and freeze for 4 hours.
- Serve and enjoy!
We recommend spherical ice cube molds to have the most impact but any shape mold will work.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g