Your Summer Needs These Watermelon Ice Cubes

Watermelon is inarguably the summeriest fruit that exists. Nothing compares to the sweet satisfaction of chomping down on an icy-cold slice at a picnic or BBQ, and how could anyone forget the seed-spitting contests of yesteryear?

Well, now there’s a whole new way to enjoy your fave melon: in ice cube form. Not only does it keep your drink cold without watering it down, it adds a delicious sweetness and depth of flavor without hardly any added calories. Score.

There are two ways to make watermelon ice cubes, depending on how much time you’d like to spend.

  1. Simply slice your watermelon into small, ice-cube shaped squares, place on a baking sheet and freeze until solid.
  2. Remove seeds and puree the watermelon flesh and then pour it into a silicone ice cube mold and freeze. Bonus points if you use a shaped mold (hint: try using stars for a red, white and blue party punch).

From there, the sky’s the limit: add it to plain seltzer water or use it to spice up a gin and tonic (a slice or two of muddled cucumber would not be remiss there).

Here are a few drink ideas to get you started:

1. Watermelon Ice

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2. Watermelon Lemonade

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3. Watermelon Margarita

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4. Watermelon Dog Treats

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