Strawberry Ice



So here’s the thing…. I made ice.

Actually, my freezer made ice.  I put strawberries and water in an ice cube tray.

Not everything is yeasted, risen, covered in cinnamon, or battered and fried.  Sometimes we need something as simple as… ice.

If you’re still with me, just imagine all of the possible combinations!  Blueberry lime ice.  Strawberry mint ice.  Pineapple ice. Lemon raspberry ice.  Cocktail enhancers!

lemonade cat

Consider the real-life application of Strawberry Ice:  in lemonade (with or without vodka).

Any real-life application in my house usually involves my cat.

You might also consider Strawberry Cream Puffs aaaand Strawberry Upside Down Cake with Cardamom.


This is beyond easy.

Start with your fruit.


Smash it and mash it.  Place it in the ice cube slots.

Pour water over and toss it in the freezer.


Top frozen cubes with lemonade… or really any beverage that you want to turn strawberry-y.

You know that scene in Bridesmaids when Kristen Wiig is going to the Parisian wedding shower, with the giant cookie, and she’s super pissed at how amazing the Strawberry Lemonade is?  This is that.  Exactly.

Oh… and if you haven’t yet seen Bridesmaids… that was a major spoiler.  Kidding.

It seems really silly to put a recipe below… but I’m going to, because that’s what I do here.  Don’t hate.  Appreciate.

Strawberry Ice

makes 12 cubes

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3 large strawberries, mashed and chopped


ice cube tray

Place a combination of mashed and chopped strawberries in each ice cube slot.  Pour enough filtered water to fill the tray.  Freeze until frozen through and serve with cocktails and lemonade.  

109 thoughts on “Strawberry Ice

  1. What? Your innovations never cease to amaze me Joy! I love this so much! So perfect for everything, cocktails, smoothies, special touch to lemonade/orange juice, iced tea, everything!

  2. As someone who has smashed a lot of strawberries in the past week, let me share this pro tip: put them in a ziploc bag, SEAL IT, then smash the berries with your palm. Look how much cleanup I just saved you. Mine were for ice cream, but next time they’re going in the ice cube tray. These ice cubes would fancy up any summer drink! I might also have to make some blackberry ice cubes for G&Ts (with a little mint and cucumber, mmmm).

  3. Perfect timing! I was just cruising the net (does anyone actually say is anymore? Haha) looking for ways to use up the strawberries I have… These are already made and freezing up as I type. I don’t need an excuse for drinking too much gin cocktails this summer, but I think this is it. Thanks again Joy!

  4. I love your ice cubes and those old fashioned straws. Almost just ordered some like that from a site. Super fun.

    And nice lens! Is it the 50mm f/1.2? the 24-70mm? Can’t tell but I do see that nice red ring around it :) Would love to know which lens gets the most use!

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