Strawberry Ice

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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!

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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.

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This is beyond easy.

Start with your fruit.

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

Pour water over and toss it in the freezer.

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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

water

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.  

107 thoughts on “Strawberry Ice

  1. Brilliant! And thank you for posting the “recipe”. It may be simple but it’s nice to have in a recipe format to put in a recipe file or box.

  2. I was organizing my kitchen cabinets last night (my exciting life) and found an ice cube tray that I hadn’t used in years. Also, I have a pint of strawberries in the fridge that are plummeting toward the end of their prime and need to be used pronto. I know what I’ll be doing when I get home from work.

    Thanks for posting this awesome idea!

  3. Great idea, Joy, and your pictures as always, are gorgeous!
    Looking at that picture of the kitty in your set-up and wondering if you’re forever using lint rollers on linens to remove the hair as I am. Haha
    Happy Wednesday!!

  4. these sounds AH-mazing.
    That scene in bridesmaids is my and my best friend’s favourite scene in the whole movie. Excellent reference.

  5. totes made the strawberry upside-down cake for mother’s day and LOVED IT!

    also – love the scene you’re talking about in bridesmaids. when she takes a sip and says “that’s f…resh” i laugh so hard!

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