Fancy ice cubes with lemon-orange slices and basil leaves taste and look great in your water or in other drinks.

Fancy ice cubes in glasses

It was 7 years ago that my grandmother made ice cubes with lemon and fresh mints first.  Those ices made me smile.  It surprised me to see how easy it is to make those glamorous ices.

Remember that ices will melt so make sure to use the right ingredients.  For example if you want to use mints, they need to be fresh, if you use dried mints when the ices melt, it won’t be pretty.

Today, I use lemon, orange and basil leaves.  Even their colors give me a positive energy.

Lemon, orange and basil leaves.

First, I wash the oranges and lemons and slice them almost 1/6 inch(4mm) thick . Then I gently remove the seeds.  You can decide the thickness of the slices.  After that, I cut the lemon slices into quarters and the orange slices into more pieces.

Cutting lemon and orange slices into pieces.

I try to use small basil leaves that can fit into the ice tray.   I place the lemon, orange pieces and basil leaves into the ice tray.

Placing lemon, orange , basil leaves into the ice tray.

Then, I fill the ice tray with water.

Ice tray filled with lemon, orange, basil leaves and water.

Finally, I keep the ice tray in the freezer for 5 hours and then I use them in my water.

Fancy Ice Cubes

Enjoy  these beauties!

Fancy Ice Cubes with lemon, orange and basil leaves.


Lemon-Orange-Basil Leaves Fancy Ice Cubes
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

These fancy ice cubes are very refreshing.   You can add these ice cubes to your water and to your other drinks!

  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Orange
  • Basil Leaves
  • enough water to fill the ice tray
  1. Wash the lemon and orange. Slice them 1/6 inch(4mm)to 1/4 inch (6mm) thick or as you like. Gently remove the seeds. Cut the lemon slices into quarters and the orange slices into more pieces that can easily be placed into the ice tray.
  2. Place lemon, orange pieces and washed basil leaves into the ice tray. Fill with water and freeze for 5 hours or until they freeze.


Lemon-Orange-Basil Leaves Ice Cubes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.