Fruit Infused Recipes for a Classy Summer Party
This idea came about when the automatic ice maker broke at our house and friends were coming over for a crazy trip of sky diving and wine tasting. The night they came into town, they were desperate for ice in their beer… because nobody likes a warm beer, of course. I had just finished prepping my Hulk Muffins for the next week, so my clean muffin tin was lying on the counter to dry. In desperation for some ice, one of the girls came up with the idea to use the muffin tin as an ice tray. So they added the water and threw it in the freezer for 45 minutes, and voila; an immediate ice cube maker! The ice cubes fit perfectly into the glass and looked pretty damn classy for just being frozen water. And that’s what sparked this idea… Thanks to the desperate need for cold beer, I came up with a kick-ass party idea for summer! First, take your muffin pan and only fill it half way to the top with water. This ensures there’s enough space for the fruit you want to add in! Since ice cubes are small, you’ll want to dice up your fruit & herbs to fit within the muffin tin or ice cube tray. Try any of these fruit infused combinations: strawberries & blueberries, lemons & limes, strawberries, blueberries, cilantro, oranges, or peaches. Once you’ve diced your fruit, its time to add your favorite combos to the tray! If you’re like me and prepare too much fruit, then no worries! You can eat the rest or make fruit infused water instead! I did both. Now just add the tray to your freezer. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour for the ice cubes to freeze. If you’re preparing for a party, be sure to start preparing at least 2 hours ahead of time to have everything ready before your guests arrive. When the ice is all set, then its time to get out some pastel-colored straws, mason jars, and add your fruit infused ice! This is such a simple recipe that’s guaranteed to impress your guests. On top of looking and tasting wonderful, there’s also the perks of adding more nutrition to your meals along with staying hydrated throughout your day. Try out this healthy and classy DIY party idea for summer! Play around with different fruit combos and let me know in the comments which are your favorites! If you decide to make your own fruit infused ice for summer party, tag #FlexClub in your pictures on Instagram or Facebook! I can’t wait to see your guests’ reactions!