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Oh Joy | Fruity Summer Striped Ice Cubes

Oh Joy | Fruity Summer Striped Ice Cubes

Oh Joy | Fruity Summer Striped Ice Cubes

As summer approaches, I always find myself craving fresh fruit and juices of all kinds. I love smoothies, but it's not always possible to whip out the blender and make a fresh one whenever I want. So I decided to make these pretty (and practical) juice and smoothie ice cubes, which can be frozen and saved to have on hand anytime you need a juicy kick!

Oh Joy | Fruity Summer Striped Ice Cubes

They can be added to some sparkling water for a dose of fruit, or stored in the freezer so you can have smoothies on hand whenever you want some (just put a handful of the saved cubes in a cup and into the fridge the night before). Plus, they are so, so beautiful to look at in a pretty glass with a cute straw!

Oh Joy | Fruity Summer Striped Ice Cubes

Oh Joy | Fruity Summer Striped Ice Cubes

Here are some of my favorite combos and flavors to use, shown above:

JUICES: I used store-bought grapefruit juice, mango juice, limeade, and made some strawberry/beet juice.

SMOOTHIES: I combined kiwi, cucumber, mint and lime make for a beautiful green smoothie blend.

COCONUT MILK: I layered a lot of these cubes with coconut milk, which can be poured right from the can.

Simply add layers of pre-made juice, smoothies, and/or coconut milk (which I love for its color and for a creamy touch) to standard ice cube trays. I've even been adding veggies (like carrots, beets, and cucumbers) to my smoothie mixes for Ruby, to get her those extra vitamins whenever possible! 

What kinds of fruity ice cubes would you guys make?

{Photos: Julia Stotz. Art direction and concept: Oh Joy. Production Assistant: Michelle Tu.
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91 comments

  1. These are SO beautiful, and practical too (so of course I love them). Since the weather has started to warm up, I’ve been pouring soda water off frozen fruit like strawberries or pineapple. It’s quick and easy, the fruit adds a nice flavor, and also serves as ice cubes. These are too pretty though, they’d be perfect for a summer party!

  2. I love your idea! And the colours are awesome! I hope the weather in Nuremberg gets better in the next days so I can try them on my own.

  3. Yum! That’s such a summery idea.
    Too bad its too cold for smoothies in Australia.
    I’ll hope to remember this idea for when summer does come around!

  4. these look amazing (and so pretty to boot!) I must try this (although first I might want to get an ice cube tray haha)

  5. I made these a ton for my daughter last summer but ended up eating half myself. I like rhubarb and honey (well anything with honey) and mango, lime. Sometimes I’ll add herbs like basil or lemon verbana to mix it up.

  6. These look so good! I make ice cube pops all the time (just stick a toothpick in it before it completely freezes) but never thought to layer the flavors. So pretty…will try this with spicy mango & coconut milk.

  7. LOVE this idea! And I adore your blog. Although I just tried pinning an image and experienced an error: “Whoops! Parameter ‘source_url’ (value undefined) is not a valid URL format.” 🙁

  8. how beautiful! i love it when people take time to make the simple things pretty in life. things i wouldn’t think to make pretty on my own. you are truly inspired.

  9. Hi Joy! This not only is so organized, but it LOOKS great! Straight to my Pinterest! Thank you for the great idea!

  10. Thank you for sharing this, Joy! They look delicious! I’m not a huge fan of drinking seltzer/sparkling waters on their own, but with these ice cubes, I bet it’d be very refreshing. 🙂

  11. Thank you for sharing this, Joy! They look delicious! I’m not a huge fan of drinking seltzer/sparkling waters on their own, but with these ice cubes, I bet it’d be very refreshing. 🙂

  12. Thank you for sharing this, Joy! They look delicious! I’m not a huge fan of drinking seltzer/sparkling waters on their own, but with these ice cubes, I bet it’d be very refreshing. 🙂

  13. Thank you for sharing this, Joy! They look delicious! I’m not a huge fan of drinking seltzer/sparkling waters on their own, but with these ice cubes, I bet it’d be very refreshing. 🙂

  14. Thank you for sharing this, Joy! They look delicious! I’m not a huge fan of drinking seltzer/sparkling waters on their own, but with these ice cubes, I bet it’d be very refreshing. 🙂

  15. Thank you for sharing this, Joy! They look delicious! I’m not a huge fan of drinking seltzer/sparkling waters on their own, but with these ice cubes, I bet it’d be very refreshing. 🙂

  16. Thank you for sharing this, Joy! They look delicious! I’m not a huge fan of drinking seltzer/sparkling waters on their own, but with these ice cubes, I bet it’d be very refreshing. 🙂

  17. Thank you for sharing this, Joy! They look delicious! I’m not a huge fan of drinking seltzer/sparkling waters on their own, but with these ice cubes, I bet it’d be very refreshing. 🙂

  18. Thank you for sharing this, Joy! They look delicious! I’m not a huge fan of drinking seltzer/sparkling waters on their own, but with these ice cubes, I bet it’d be very refreshing. 🙂

  19. Thank you for sharing this, Joy! They look delicious! I’m not a huge fan of drinking seltzer/sparkling waters on their own, but with these ice cubes, I bet it’d be very refreshing. 🙂

  20. WOW so amazingly colorful and cool. Love this idea!!!! (oh, I think someone above said this, but I think you added a dash to “summer-up” in the pin board link and it looks like there isn’t supposed to be one? the link isn’t working!)
    but back to the fabulosity of this post….I can’t wait to try this. Looks SO awesome!

  21. Love this idea and so pretty too! I finally made some simple ones with strawberry & coconut milk, but when I poured some club soda on it, the coconut milk curdled…is there any way to prevent this or should I not have used club soda?

  22. well i couldn’t have read this at a better time! just bought far too much fruit at our local weekend market (it’s a tad easy to shop like i have a family of eight -there are two of us- when its 80 degrees and everything looks so refreshing) this will be the perfect way to keep them from going bad! i may have to link this beautiful tutorial on my blog
    http://christinafoster.net

  23. those look like gorgeous little jellies or petit fours… ! love ’em!
    love the coconut milk idea, and i especially love the visual solid-ness of the frozen coconut milk vs the fruity ice! so fun.

  24. You have posted some really great stuff here. I really like your comments regarding my problems or I must say that you have proposed a solutions to a universal problem. Kudos to you, and good luck for your future blogs.

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