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Lemon Ice Cubes

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I am always trying to find ways to trick myself into drinking more water. I am more of a pop girl, which is not at all healthy. One of the tricks I use is a big mug. My favorite mug is from a local hospital, the only issue is to fill it up with ice take half an ice cube tray. It is frustrating to have to be constantly making ice.

There is something special about finding a little treat in your ice cube. You expect just a regular little ‘ole ice cube floating in your cup and you look down and low and behold you have a treasure! I thought it would be fitting to start this collection off with something you would normally find in water. Lemons. Lemons are cheap and have great health benefits.

Fill your muffin tin up ¾ of the way. I found the fuller you fill the pan, the easier it is to pop out once frozen. Place your sliced lemon in the water and freeze. I froze mine for 4 hours, I was inpatient and had about 30 lemons to cut up and make ice cubes out of!

Once frozen I used a knife and popped them out of the cupcake pan. I thought I might have to dip the bottom in warm water but that was never necessarly.

Place in your favorite cup and enjoy the slow release of lemony goodness!


  1. Love it!
    I do this in the winter with big boxes of clementines, perfect for that glass of water or in a cup of hot tea!

  2. I never thought of this one. I put lemons in everything, cooking, my water, and now I have a new way to use them as Ice. Yippie. Thanks so much, Jackie ;)

  3. Love this! I will definately try this.

  4. This sounds wonderful.

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