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How to make flavoured ice cubes

by Anna Glover

Fill your ice-cube tray with refreshing summer flavours...

Image: Catherine Frawley
Image: Catherine Frawley

Strawberry and elderflower ice

Add 3 tbsp elderflower cordial to 200ml water. Stir in 6-8 finely chopped or sliced strawberries, then pour into ice-cube trays. Freeze for at least 4 hours. Add to a glass and top up with soda water or lemonade.

Lemon and thyme ice

Zest and juice a large lemon into a jug. Add 1 tbsp thyme leaves and 150ml water. Pour into trays and freeze. Delicious in a G&T.

Coffee and vanilla ice

Make a pot of strong filter or cafetière coffee, measure out 200ml into a heatproof jug, then add 2 tbsp soft brown sugar and 2 tsp vanilla extract. Stir, leave to cool, then pour into an ice-cube tray and freeze. Stir into a glass of chilled milk for an afternoon pick-me-up.

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