Brighten Up Summer Drinks with Melon Ball Ice Cubes

Tips from The Kitchn

At one time or another we've all added something tasty to give our plan 'ol glass of water or fizzy seltzer a little boost. A squeeze of lemon or lime, a few slices of cucumber, perhaps a few sprigs of mint.

This summer try something a little different. Cool off your drinks and add a hint of fresh flavor with melon ball ice cubes.

I stumbled across this genius tip on Pinterest recently, and it was too good not to share with you!

Use one type of melon or any combination of your favorite varieties. I love using a blend of watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew. They each offer a slightly different sweet flavor, and the rainbow of colors is so pretty together.

Tips for Making Melon Ball Ice Cubes:

All you need is your favorite type of melon, a melon baller, a baking sheet and some wax or parchment paper.

  • Half the melon: Cut each melon in half crosswise
  • Scoop out the melon balls: Use a melon baller to scoop out the desired amount of melon
  • Arrange on a baking sheet: Arrange the melon balls, without touching, on a wax paper or parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Freeze: Place the baking sheet in the freezer to chill for 3 to 4 hours. If you don't plan to use the melon ice cubes right away you can store them in a large freezer bag.

Have you ever made melon ball ice cubes?

(Image credits: Kelli Foster)