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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Special Frozen Cubes (Ice cubes)

Ice cubes

Do you like these cute and colourful frozen cubes? It is iced cubes with slices of fruits in it. I saw this little trick in making beverages more appealing in a fun way from the Women's weekly's cookbook. So, I thought why not give it a try! I have some lemon, lime and strawberries in hand, it will great to make them into these cute little iced cubes with jelly mould! It gives those square and boring iced cubes a new facelift! Aren't they? You can make them using the jelly moulds or ice moulds with variety of shapes. Check this out for variety of ice moulds design.

Ice cubes

One of the ways to beautify and chill up your drink for a special occasion and to surprise your guests, these cubes will definitely make the magic. It makes your beverage more colourful and appealing! Nevertheless, it also adding a twist of fruity, lemony and refreshing taste to your beverage! I loved it.

Ice cubes

I have added them to my lemony soft drinks and it is simply beautiful! How satisfying to enjoy a glass of drinks with colourful outlook and refreshing taste of real fruits. Do this simple trick to brighten up a cocktail party or simply use them to decorate your favourite drinks!
You may also use variants of fruits and fresh herbs such as blueberry, kiwi, orange, mint leaves or lemon grass to make this special frozen cubes! An easy and simple way to cheer up your party! *wink*

In conjunction with the Malaysia "Merdeka Day" (Malaysian Independence Day) on 31st August, I would like to wish all Malaysian Happy Merdeka Day! Let's beautify and chill up this celebration with colourful drinks!

Ice cubes
Ingredients:
Jelly moulds or ice moulds

Variants of fruits or fresh herbs (sliced)
- lemon
- lime
- strawberry
- blueberry
- kiwi
- raspberry
- orange
- grapefruit
- fresh mint leaves
- lemongrass

Method:
1. Slice fruits and herbs into thin slices that can fit into your moulds.
2. Place each moulds a slice or two.
3. Fill with drinking water or filtered water.
4. Freeze them in the freezer for 6 - 8 hours or until the ice cubes are set (best over night).

Note:
• Make sure the selection of fruits or herbs that you choose is suitable for the beverage that you plan to serve.
• Make sure the ice cubes are set and firm before adding them in the beverage.
• Leave the ice moulds at room temperature for 5 mins before knocking it out.
• Add them to your cocktail drinks for more colourful and fruity taste.

19 Comentários:

inanoyster.com said...

looks so cute!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love these ice cubes! they are so cute!

cariso said...

It does magic to the plain water. Looks colourful and nice!

noobcook said...

VERY neat idea hehe

quizzine said...

Very pretty sight! Perfect ideas for any party ;-) Tks for sharing.

Little Corner of Mine said...

How cute! And it made such a beautiful and colorful presentation. Loved it!

pigpigscorner said...

What a great idea! So cute!

tigerfish said...

Indeed this is a good way to make ice-cubes and then, a refreshing drink later. I have tried similar with lychee before :)

Bits of Taste said...

inaoyster: Thanks!

peachkins: Thanks!

cariso: haha.... yeah!

noobcook: hehe...!

quizzine: Thanks a lot! Glad you like it.

LCOM: Thanks! Got to make more for the coming Christmas!

PPC: Thanks!

tigerfish: Wow! Lychee, another good combination!

Kim - Liv Life said...

Great idea! Lovely pictures!

Anonymous said...

Cool website, I had not noticed bits-of-taste.blogspot.com before in my searches!
Carry on the fantastic work!

Kat - cardinalhouse said...

lovely idea. various berries would also be a wonderful treat to lemonade too!

great photos.

xoxo - Kat.

mycookinghut said...

I love the idea!!! Very beautiful!

Bits of Taste said...

mycookinghut, kat, kim and anonymous: Thank you so much for your compliment and glad you all like this idea! :)

Christine@Christine's Recipes said...

Aw, love the creative idea of making fruit cubes! The lovely ice cubes magically turn a plain lemonade into a colourful drink!

Sweet Jasmine said...

Wonderful idea,..healthy and creative. Thks for dropping by my place..tt's how i find yr great blog here.

Bits of Taste said...

Thanks Christine! Glad you liked it.

Thanks Jasmine! Your blog is gorgeous too.

Cooking Gallery said...

What a lovely idea, have never thought of it! Those cubes look certainly adorable!

Nate @ House of Annie said...

Such a simple and yet profound idea. Thanks for sharing!

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