A Sweet Cool Down: Fruit Ice Cubes

It's such a simple concept—Look! Pieces of fruit in tiny frozen squares!—and yet it never ceases to make me feel like I'm getting a special treat. Do you feel the same way?

Clearly, there are endless variations on this idea, and the recipes below are just the beginning. Do you have a favorite fruit juice or herb + fruit mix you like to freeze into ice cubes? Do you add them to sparkling water, or save them mostly for sangria or summer cocktails? Tell us!

Fruit Juice Ice Cubes, via The Kitchn
Flavored Ice Cubes, via Spork Fork Bacon
Summer Ice Cubes, via The Culinary Tribune
Orange Lime Mix, via Whole Living
Lemon Mint Ice Cubes, via She Wears Many Hats

(Images: 1. Emma Christensen; 2. Teri Lyn Fisher & Jenny Park or Spork Fork Bacon; 3. The Culinary Tribune; 4. Whole Living; 5. Amy from She Wears Many Hats)