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summer strawberry star-cube drink in a glass with garnish

Summer Strawberry Star-Cube Refreshers

  • Author: Michele Sidorenkov, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 Hours
  • Yield: 22-25 star-cubes 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Freezing
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Meant to add a little burst of fresh Summer flavor to your drink, these star-cubes give you hints of strawberry, mint, and lemon zest. When added to sparkling water, the star-cubes melt and bubble ever so gently to give your drink a pretty pink hue and a refreshing splash of flavor. I also love that you can adjust the amount of flavor by adding more or less star-cubes to your drink!


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Ingredients

8oz Strawberries

1 1/2 tablespoons Lemon zest (1 medium lemon)

1 1/3 tablespoon Sugar

4 medium Mint leaves

1 cup Blueberries

Sparkling water

Optional drink garnish: Lemon slices and mint sprigs


Instructions

  1. In a food processor, blend trimmed strawberries, lemon zest, sugar, and mint leaves until it becomes a smooth puree (about 30 seconds).
  2. Spoon your strawberry puree into an ice cube tray or mold shapes and freeze overnight. Lay your blueberries out flat on a freezer safe surface and freeze overnight as well.
  3. Keep the strawberry puree and blueberries frozen until you are ready to serve. Prepare the glasses by adding ice, star-cubes, and frozen blueberries to the drink, then topping off the top with sparkling water and garnish. Add about 2-4 strawberry star-cubes to each 8 oz glass, adjusting the amount depending on your desired flavor strength. Enjoy!

Notes

  • This recipe makes about 22-25 ice cubes using the linked star ice mold. Each star ice mold holds a little over a teaspoon of puree if you wanted to get the same quantity using different ice molds.
  • For the most flavor, I found that adding one strawberry star-cube for every 2oz of water was best.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Star-cube (1.2 tbs puree)
  • Calories: 6
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 0 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: Summer, drink, strawberry puree

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